« OUT OF PLACE » a comedy without word that speaks volumes
Actor and author : Guérassim Dichliev
Directed by : Edouard Dedessus Le Moutier
Genre : Comédie poétique / Références : Clown / Bouffon / Cinéma muet / Théâtre burlesque / Accessoires : Pied de micro et chaise / Personnage : LUI, homme d’âge moyen / Public : Absolument tout le monde.
Sur le spectacle:
Prenez un homme, sortez-le de son contexte quotidien, rajoutez-lui quelques situations diverses et variées, bien sûr contre son gré et il se trouvera toujours assis à la « mauvaise place » … malgré lui. Une comédie sans paroles qui en dit long, « Out of Place » parle de cet homme ordinaire qui, ayant ouvert la porte de l’imagination et de la poésie, se lance dans une aventure rocambolesque. Cet homme – mi-mime, mi-clown – navigue entre le rire et les larmes alors qu’il joue dans un monde de contradictions. A son instar, nous sommes confrontés à une multitude de défis, tout en cherchant notre place dans la vie. Son parcours est le miroir de nos tribulations. Ouvrez une porte et cela pourrait changer votre destin
Its a show that came to life during the worst year of my life and for that reason I said to myself, it needs to make people laugh. Nothing more. No complicated philosophy, no existential questions, no hassle, just laughing.
During my travels around the world, whether it be Argentina, the Czech Republic, Panama, South Korea, in Africa on the coast of the Atlantic or the Indian ocean, I could see in my spectators’ eyes the cathartic/purifying need to laugh. That gave rise to a simple, personal desire : “create a show that can make anybody and everybody laugh”…the subject matter that life’s journey gave me was interesting : create a character who always finds himself in the wrong place/out of place. That is, me, here and now. It’s not easy to laugh about oneself ! Do we laugh about the same things ? and laughter, is it the same all over the world ?
My answer would be Yes! as long as we don’t take ourselves seriously, as long as we seek simplicity in life, as long as we manage to keep a child’s outlook on life. A child who, in all seriousness, takes on a task that is, in appearance, too complicated for him, a child who tries to be a “grown-up !”
The expert opinion :
When we try and create on our own, we can end up so caught up in our ideas that we lose all perspective. So once the guidelines for the show were laid out, I needed someone to stand in front of me and tell me as it is…
This is where Eddy came in, with his perspective and expert opinion. Eddy, or Edouard Dedessus Le Moutier is a gentleman in its truest sense. he’s a man of the circus, an acrobat, a clown. He was born in the circus and has worked there all hs life. His brothers and he, under the name “the beavers/les castors” are one of the noble families of international circus’, from father to son.
A project that boasts about being “international” needs an international vision. Eddy has that vision, shaped by a long career and experience, in which he saw the birth of tomorrow’s circus’s, some crazy clowns, and shows.
By means of a very physical approach, « out of place » highlights the adventures of this ordinary man, thrown into the ‘extraordinary’ of the theatre. An ordinary body within the mechanics of the theatre. And this body shakes, stirs, struggles, and reacts. This body acts in the spotlight of the contradictions that surround it. It’s adventures are mirror images of our own tribulations in seeking the “right place” in the theatre of our own lives. That’s when they become an endless source of inspiration. One question remains: “Does anyone really know their true place?”. Those capable of answering are invited on stage !