Setagaya Art Farm 2024
Le Gros Orteil

  • dance (overseas)
  • Sponsored performance
  • Theatre tram

“The Librarian”

“The Librarian”
©Robert Gilbert

Le Gros Orteil, a company from Quebec, Canada that combines clowning, physical theater, and circus art, makes its long-awaited first visit to Japan!
A librarian who loves to read takes the audience on an adventure through the world depicted in books, with acrobatics, juggling, breakdancing, beatboxing and other lively performances.

Performance schedule 2024/08/08 (Thu) ~ 2024/08/10 (Sat)
Venue Theatre tram
Contact Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre
03-5432-1515
Business hours: 10:00-19:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

Overview

Le Gros Orteil, a company from Quebec, Canada that creates many unique family-friendly performances that combine clowning, physical theater, and circus art, will make its long-awaited first visit to Japan.

Le Gros Orteil presents works one after another based on circus art and utilizing advanced techniques, based on themes that stir the audience's imagination such as "journey" and "dreams." It attracts many audiences from children to adults at theaters, schools, festivals, etc. all over the country.

In "The Librarian", the main character, who loves reading, uses fun performances such as acrobatics, juggling, breakdancing, and beatboxing to explore the world depicted in the books he holds, from tales of distant countries to love stories and suspense. It will take you on an adventure. Please come to the theater to experience the endless adventures of a librarian surrounded by books.

What is Setagaya Art Farm?

An art farm is a place where various arts are born, grow, bloom, and bear fruit. It is a place where you can come into contact with many forms of art through performances and workshops such as theater, dance, music, circus, rakugo, fashion, and contemporary art. We will hold a variety of events where a variety of people can gather and have fun regardless of the boundaries between children and adults. The theater's summer season becomes a veritable "farm" filled with art.

Cast staff

[Direction] Marie-Hélène D'Amours
[Cast] Hippolyte

Profile

Direction | Marie-Hélène D'amours

Marie-Hélène D’Amours grew up in Montréal, Canada. After studying theater at the Université du Québec in Montreal and circus at the École de Cirque de Québec, he founded Le Cirque en Rail, a company specializing in aerials. She trained as a clown from 2001 to 2003. After that, he appeared in circuses and musicals mainly in French-speaking Europe, and also held circus workshops around the world. In 2013, he founded Le Gros Orteil in Montreal to perform for a young audience.

 

Cast|Hippolyte

After studying drama at a French high school for four years, he began working as a street performer in New Zealand, Australia, France, Quebec, and other parts of the world.
Over the next few years, he trained in acrobatics, breakdance, Chinese pole, etc. Since then, he has been active as a physical performer in many companies including Le Gros Orteil.

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Organized by

Setagaya Arts Foundation

Planning and production

Setagaya Public Theatre

Sponsorship

Setagaya-city

In cooperation with Unnan City Tourism Association

Délégation générale du Québec à Tokyo

Grant

Agency for Cultural Affairs Cultural Arts Promotion Subsidy
Project to promote functional enhancement of theaters, music halls, etc. (Comprehensive support project for functional enhancement of theaters, music halls, etc.)
Japan Arts Council

Contact

Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre

TEL. 03-5432-1515

Business hours: 10:00-19:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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