march, 2019

18mar7:30 pm8:30 pmFeaturedFoolz: Imperturbable Logic of the FoolDirected by Zabou Breitman7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Matthew Flinders TheatreAudience:Alumni,Donors,Employers,Future students,General Public,Government departments & agencies,High school students,Industry partners,Professionals,Researchers,Staff,Students,Teachers

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French actress and director Zabou Breitman will work with Flinders University drama students for this production.

This show was inspired by the documentary series “Changing minds” produced by ABC about mental health units in Australia.

A note from the director:

The term “imperturbable logic of the fool” comes from a phrase in Lydie Salvayre’s novel, whom I adapted to the theater The Company of Specters.

For a long time these words have arrested. And then the mind is focused, inspired, the question becomes obsession, and the obsession becomes a show.

I want to explore in the fringes of what is called “madness”, the crossroads of absurdity, poetry and unreason.

This show is a collage, and, as I did in “People” after Raymond Depardon, a montage largely inspired by documentaries, but melted with texts by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Racine, Kafka, Lewis Carroll, Gogol and others.

The idea is not so much a patchwork as a weave so tight that we can not distinguish the sources, while recognising furtively some accents.

There will be text, but the “crazy” that we are, has a body and its arrhythmias, its losses of equilibrium will be the object of a prominent physical work (duets, choreographed duets and trios).

I am also inspired by the work of visual artist Liu Bolin, whose chameleon body, disappears on walls, nature, supermarkets.

Zabou Breitman


Zabou Breitman will host an exclusive outdoor screening of  Les Yeux Sans Visage (Eyes Without a Face) at 6pm on the 28th February at Flinders University. Click here to register.


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