Bright Abyss
Creation 2003
La Coursive Scène nationale de la Rochelle

Good evening,

I would have loved to tell you stories ...

I mean , A story ...about "La Veillée des Abysses " ...

unfortunatly, it keeps eluding me ...

ah yes ! I remember... the end... that feels like a beginning... unless

it is the opening scene... that looks very much like an end ... hum... there's the title ... " tales of the deep"? "night watch of the deep" ? literally untranslatable ... could also be,

" laveil leedesab bysse s" ... if you prefer... but let us not get tangled up with words, the show will do that quite naturally !

aaah...memories are coming to the surface ... an optimistic shipwreck ... aboard which a strange gathering of individuals obey laws

they do not understand, ascending the tormented abyss...up to the whirling winds of freedom....yes ...

but the journey cannot be rushed, and every step of the way will question our characters willingness to keep the fire burning... to stick together...however relentless their loneliness ..

their world will vanish.. but not without a joyous fight !!

do not worry, ladies and gentlemen,for it is still entertainment we are talking about !!

we WILL tumble , bend , dance , sing... and fly..for you.

I promise.THIS is the fire I was talking about earlier... I also promise ... not to try to explain my show again, if you promise .. not to ask me !!

Good night

James Thierrée
  • Director:
  • James Thierrée

  • With:
  • James Thiérrée, Raphaëlle Boitel, Niklas Ek, Thiago Martins, Uma Ysamat

  • Stage manager:
  • Marc Moura

  • Props and stage:
  • Liliane Boitel

  • Sound:
  • Thomas Delot

  • Light:
  • Jérôme Sabre

  • Costumes:
  • Victoria Thierrée, Cidalia Da Costa

  • Company manager:
  • Emmanuelle Taccard

  • Coproduction:
  • La Compagnie du Hanneton, La Coursive Scène Nationale de La Rochelle, Théâtre Vidy Lausanne

  • WIth the collaboration of:
  • L’Espace des Arts de Chalon s/Saône, the Halles de Sierre (Ch), the Avant-Seine Théâtre de Colombes and l'Opéra Comique

  • WIth the support of:
  • the DRAC Bourgogne and of the Conseil Régional de Bourgogne

The West Australian
February 11, 2006
"Thierree is in thrall to the circus not the circus of mangy tigers and trampled sawdust or the slick conglomerate that is Cirque du Soleil but circus in its most raw stripped-down form This is the circus in which the miraculous elasticityof the human body and death-defying flights of the imaginationhave come togetherin performances since the days of fullhouse house signs at the Circus Maximus"