Calling the muse

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The 2018 archive

Caritia Abell and Vanasay Khamphommala

Created in 2018

In Plato's Phaedrus, Socrates establishes a link between erotic madness and poetic madness.

CALLING THE MUSE © DR

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Presentation

In Plato's Phaedrus, Socrates establishes a link between erotic madness and poetic madness. By calling the muses in the Jardin de la Vierge, we want to put this intuition to the test. Calling the Muse features a Poet suffering from writer's block, who calls on the Muses to improvise a poem right before the audience. But instead of the ancient divinities, an unlikely muse answers his call. Under her guidance (at times cajoling, at times threatening), a new voice emerges, leading the Poet towards unknown horizons.

Carita Abell
Carita Abell is a queer artist of Afro-Caribbean descent. An intrepid warrior, she creates rituals which blend eroticism and shamanism, in which the body becomes a place of inversion and transformation.

Vanasay Khamphommala
First and foremost a musician, Vanasay Khamphommala trained as an actor and worked as a dramatist, actor, and performer, while working towards a PhD. He is also a singer.

Distribution

Conception and interpretation Caritia Abell and
Vanasay Khamphommala

Artistic collaboration Théophile Dubus
Sound Gérald Kurdian
Costumes Juliette Seigneur

Production

Production Compagnie Lapsus chevelü, Théâtre Olympia Centre dramatique national de Tours
Coproduction SACD, Festival d'Avignon

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