At the invitation of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, Robert Wilson makes a show for all audiences, illuminating the saga imagined by Rudyard Kipling. A musical extravaganza, an inimitable work of total theater.
A shared dream drives Robert Wilson’s production of Jungle Book, that of a performance for all ages which would be a fable about humanity and an ode to difference. A play that would hold up this unique artist’s genius as a manifesto of what the Théâtre de la Ville champions in terms of productions for all-ages audiences. Of course, nothing that Robert Wilson creates has ever seemed foreign to childhood, but this is probably one of the first times he so directly addresses children. Though Kipling’s novel has been adapted multiple times and his world has enchanted generations of children and adults, here everything is reborn, thanks to the unique vision of Robert Wilson, his art of incredible abstract images, and his collaboration with CocoRosie, whose score illuminates this musical total theater.
based on Rudyard Kipling Jungle Book direction, set design & lights Robert Wilson music & lyrics Cocorosie
Costumes Jacques Reynaud associate director Charles Chemin Collaboration on set design Annick Lavallée-Benny Collaboration on lights Marcello Lumaca Collaboration on costumes Pascale Paume Sound Design Nick Sagar Make-up Design Manu Halligan musical Direction Douglas Wieselman with Aurore Déon, Naïs El Fassi, Yuming Hey, Roberto Jean, Jo Moss, Olga Mouak, Nancy Nkusi, François Pain-Douzenel, Gaël Sall & Les Musiciens Takuya Nakamura, Asya Sorshneva, Tez, Douglas Wieselman
Production Théâtre de la Ville-Paris. Coproduction Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg – Les Nuits de Fourvière, Festival international de la Métropole de Lyon – Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf – Manchester International Festival – Teatro della Pergola, Florence – deSingel, Anvers - Festspielhaus St. Pölten (AT) En association avec EdM Productions - Elisabetta di Mambro
Jungle Book reçoit le soutien de : La maison Hermès, La Fondation Fiminco – Et le soutien individuel de : Lily Safra, Darius Langmann