The Tree is a poetic reflection on humanity and nature, on the edge of sinking. After Eau, Pneuma and Now, it completes the cycle of pieces inspired by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. Based on Fragments of a Poetics of Fire, Carolyn Carlson chose the poetic and symbolic power of flames and more widely the complexity of the natural elements as inspirations for her new creation. The visual artist Gao Xingjian, who was also given the Nobel Prize for literature in 2000, will sublimate the scenography with his abstract paintings in Chinese ink projected on stage.
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Music by Aleksi Aubry-Carlson
Carolyn Carlson Company
Choreographer and set designer | Carolyn Carlson
Assistant to the choreographer | Colette Malye
Lighting designer | Rémi Nicolas, Guillaume Bonneau
Projections | Gao Xingjian
Accesories | Gilles Nicolas, Jank Dage
Costume designers | Elise Dulac, Atelier du Théâtre National de Chaillot. Special thanks to Chrystel Zingiro
Dancers | Constantine Baecher, Chinatsu Kosakatani, Juha Marsalo, Céline Maufroid, Riccardo Meneghini, Isida Micani, Yutaka Nakata, Sara Orselli, Sara Simeoni
Musicians | Aleksi Aubry-Carlson, René Aubry, Maarja Nuut, K. Friedrich Abel