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théâtre national de nice

Saison 2018-19

théâtre national de nice

françois d’assise


with Robert Bouvier set design Yves Collet in collaboration with Michel Bruguière lighting Ludovic Buter sound Christoph Bollmann assistant director Nathalie Jeannet co-production Cie du Passage - Neuchâtel, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne E.T.E., Théâtre St-Gervais - Genève, Centre culturel suisse - Paris, Théâtre des Quartiers d’Ivry with support from the Service de la culture du Canton, de la Direction de la culture de la Ville de Neuchâtel, du Syndicat intercommunal du Théâtre régional de Neuchâtel, de la Loterie Romande, de CORODIS, de Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture et de la Fondation culturelle BCN

In the hands of the great Adel Hakim who is sadly no longer with us, the dazzling Robert Bouvier takes on the role of Francis of Assisi. A lover of nature, exalted, spiritual and sensual, he speaks to the birds and the ants, breathes in the beauty of early mornings and feasts on wind and thunder.
Delteil’s jubilant poetry paints the picture of an earthly and tangible saint, almost animalistic in his fusion with the elements. The actor gives body and soul to this performance, a real song of the earth that has the ability to awaken a sacred spark in us. Beautiful and powerful.

A joyous hymn to freedom: the story of a man turned poet, soldier, philosopher and lover who headed for the hills to embrace the world. A mystical Ode to nature!

« An ode to joy for a man who loved both body and soul. »

« A jubilant poem as close as possible to sentient beings and things. »
Le Nouvel Observateur

« Alone on stage, Robert Bouvier captivates his audience. He abounds with energy, drive and talent. He is an inspired, living, Francis of Assisi, in the flesh. In a word – dazzling. This is an invitation to the bucolic within the confines of a theatre. »
let the adventure begin!
Small Auditorium running time 1h15 from 15 years +
  • march
  • sat 16 8:30pm
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