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théâtre national de nice

Saison 2018-19

théâtre national de nice

de la fontaine à booba

written and directed by Guillaume Loublier, Valentin Martinie

With Guillaume Loublier, Jean-Michel Rucheton

What happens when a young rapper meets a huge fan of Fontaine’s Fables? Musical warfare - where literature is pitched against rap. This show was a resounding success at Avignon’s OFF Festival.

In period costume with his wig of black ringlets and displaying impeccable diction, a young fan of La Fontaine defends the classic texts of French literature to the hilt. His friend, wannabe teenager in tee shirt and baseball cap, answers back with a passion, claiming that the art of rap has equal worth. What swiftly follows is a no-holds-barred, hilarious battle - a farce to make audiences of all ages laugh - rekindling the age-old quarrel between the Old World and the New.
And what if La Fontaine was not as far from hip-hop as we think? Wasn’t he the first to break up the Alexandrine to take on free verse? Does poetry have limits? Why shouldn’t a young person of today appreciate the rhythm and find pleasure in a language of yesteryear? And why shouldn’t a Classicist appreciate the musicality of modern rap? This outstandingly performed “clash” succeeds in exploding all our a prioris in a great burst of laughter.

A little gem ! Paris Bouge

Child care from 6 to 11 years old the Saturday 17 March
2017-18 season

Online Booking from
saturday 06 october 10h

de la fontaine à booba at Théâtre National de Nice
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