With Lewis Carroll, imagination returns to the fore. Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota reassembles the team from Alice et Autres Merveilles for a new production combining theater and film.
Alice has grown a lot since she fell into the rabbit-hole. She’s seven and a half now, nearly the age of reason. But why do we talk about absolute freedom when dealing with Lewis Carroll and his imaginary world? At the boundary between logic and nonsense, poetry and science, Carroll gives everyone a renewed taste for language games and the unknown. His so genuinely fantastic epic has the same flavor at every age of life and in every culture. This time it isn’t an accidental fall that leads to our young heroine’s adventures, but an intentional exploration when she goes through the looking glass and into its inverted world. It takes a lot of courage and curiosity to cross over and Alice lacks neither: she knows how important it is to call on the world of miracles and the marvelous when faced with the boredom of reality and to open your eyes wide to everything that isn’t already “déjà vu.”