In Les Mémoires d’und seigneur ou l’homme disparu (Memories of a lord or the man who disappeared) Olivier Dubois focusses on the loneliness of the great of this world, calling up characters such as Caligula, Alexander the Great or Genghis Khan. All these characters are represented by the dancer Sébastien Perrault. Olivier tells his story: Glory, Decline and Farewell. In his glory days, the king speaks French, English, German and Russian. He is an ambitious hero, a monarch who is loved and a ruler of a civilization. With his decline comes paranoia, barbarity, abuse of power and fear. Around him are forty amateurs of various ages and body types. These anonymous figures form a mass, a swarm. They give the impression of a living-background that transforms into a forest, a tower or a battle field as the tableaux change.
“A long-haul journey imbued with Elizabethan drama.”
– Oliver Dubois
Duration: 60 min.
A production by Ballet du Nord / Olivier Dubois – Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Picardie. In coproduction with Productiehuis Rotterdam-Rotterdamse Schouwburg. With support by convention Institut Français & Métropole Européenne de Lille, Institut Français du Liban, Pro Helvetia.