ONE TRAVELLING SHOW
With “one travelling show”, Marion Zurbach presents a personal investigation on Elie Kakou (1960-1999), the first Maghreb actor and humorist, who was successful in France thanks to his exceptional one man shows. By revisiting and expanding the physicality of Elie’s various stage characters, Marion seeks a complicity, an imaginary dialogue with the comedian. The piece introduces a personal scenic form by playing with different media such as dance, text, comedy, sound design and video art.
A video projection creates spaces that entice the audience into uncanny places. Accompanied by electronic sounds and using humor in unsettling ways, “one travelling show” offers us an insight into the complexity of Elie Kakou as well as Marseille in relation to the cultural events of 2013, when Marseille was nominated as European capital of culture.
Creation and performance: Marion Zurbach
Assistant: Vittorio Bertolli
Video Matteo: Taramelli
Assistant music composition: Alexandre Rui
Documentation and interviews: Arthur Jouanaud
Production: Martina Langmann
Premiere: 19 may 2018 // Rhizom Festival Rote Fabrik Zurich
Spoken languages: French and English