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Reading performance according to Carlo Collodi
Created in November 2015
Before becoming the famous Disney cartoon, "The adventures of Pinocchio" is an Italian novel written towards the end of the 19th century, under Carlo Collodi's furious and sarcastic feather.
In the same way as "Œdipus", "Don Quixote", "Gulliver’s Travels" or "Faust", "The adventures of Pinocchio" is a mythical work because it contains universally recognised values: they participated in the foundations of the society we live in. With this novel, Jérémie Le Louët found the ideal raw material to question our relation with prohibition, morality, and self-fulfilment; themes children are confronted to an early age.
A disobedient broken wooden marionette dreams of becoming “a good little boy ". Just like in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Don Juan, the protagonist is thrown on a risky path which confronts him to all his perversities. His journey is an initiatory route in the Cinecittà Italy, which spreads out over a multitude of stages in so many different theatres: the sea, the city, the countryside, the forest, a small puppet theatre, the stomach of a shark … Each event serves as an element of a therapy that tranforms make this Pinocchio monster into a wise and well-behaved boy.
Noémie Guedj, Simon Denis and Jérémie Le Louët make the very congested universe of Collodi come live. They, devote themselves to playing the game of voice disguise, use music and sound intensifications to recreate the magic of our most beautiful myths.