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A history of humanity, always ready for change.
Metamorphoses © DR


“A mythological poem made up of 15 books written in 1 or 2 AD, the Metamorphoses brings together in some 12,000 verses a total of 246 fables about the transformations of gods and heroes since the original chaos.” A great adventure novel about the nature of things, but also a history of humanity, always ready for change.


The figure of Orpheus appears throughout this programme, built around literary and dramatic texts. With different actors lending them their voices and bodies, the texts we have chosen rescue people, characters, events, and memories from oblivion. And they anchor us in history. We call on the ancient great Ovid and Aristophanes, creating a dialogue between their work and that of modern writers like Elfriede Jelinek and Asli Erdogan. Women who chose to speak against the darkness and to make us hear “the silent screams of the victims,” regardless of country or time.


Choice of extracts Pierre Koestel
With students actor / actress and designer / sound designer
78th promotion Jean-François Sivadier of Ensatt
Director Sophie-Aude Picon
Translator Marie Cosnay

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Cour du Musée Calvet © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


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