Sat 01 Feb 2020
17:00, 18:30 (50m )
credit: Laurent Guizard

"A fantastic experience"
Le Monde
"Tongue-in-cheek humour, devilishly irresistible"
"Ersatz is a rare piece, a gem of its kind, brilliant and daring"
_ Price: £10 / £8
_ Age Group: 12+ (under 18s accompanied)
_ Venue: Demonstration Room

Company: Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe

Supporting: Ministère de la Culture – DRAC de Bretagne, Conseil Régional de Bretagne, Conseil Départemental d’Ille-et-Vilaine, Ville de Rennes et Rennes Métropole.

Meet the male of tomorrow, an absurd result of the alchemy of man and machine, a vision of a potential monster. This solidarity specimen, a vestige of a disenchanted future, is suffering the effects of a technological revolution which hasn’t quite gone according to plan…

This man of tomorrow invites you to join him on a mysterious treasure hunt. Somewhere between the lightest humour and most deranged farce, objects and symbols evoke a series of allegorical tableux, a world in which the essence of Jacques Tati and Black Mirror present a frozen shard from an already present future.

A double bill from one of France’ most respected and successful visual thatre companies, Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe has been creating and performing its work around the world to great acclaim since 2002.

Besides being the sound of drama about to happen, AïE AïE AïE (OH NO!) is a collective of artists who explore staging and its writings. Collectif AïE AïE AïE is currently made of Julien Mellano, Justine Curatolo and Charlotte Blin. Each creates their own artistic project, whilst the collective provides a meeting ground, and makes available the range of tools necessary for creation and performance. The artists share a curiosity for all forms of creation (theatre, object theatre, visual arts, dance, lyrical singing, modern music, and more) and a taste for the reimagining of images and objects. The artists projects produced by Collectif AïE AïE AïE are aimed at all audiences, children, teenages and adults. Since 2002, AïE AïE AïE has produced around fifteen shows, performed in a wide range of organisations on a local, national and international level.

Performance includes spoken dialogue.