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MAY B. Inspired by Samuel Beckett

23 October | 21:00 – I.L.Caragiale National Theatre, Studio Hall

With well over 500 performances internationally in 25 years of success, “May B” represents an extremely rare phenomenon, a contemporary dance performance on stage for almost 40 years, in more than 40 countries worldwide. The creation of famous choreographer Maguy Marin, beyond being a bestseller of contemporary dance, has become a historic reference point, a tragic saga of a terrifying humanity.


Performers :

Louise Mariotte
Ulises Alvarez
Kais Chouibi
Laure Delavier
Laura Frigato
Françoise Leick
Cathy Polo
Agnès Potie
Rolando Rocha
Ennio Sammarco
Marcelo Sepulveda

Choreography: Maguy Marin

Costume Design: Louise Marin

Light: Alexandre Beneteaud

Original Score: Franz Schubert, Gilles de Binche, Gavin Bryars

Duration 1 h 30 min (no intermission)

Maguy Marin Company, in co-production with Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil, France

“May B” is a piece of humanity: an archaic chorus of characters who seem shaped in clay, timeless witnesses of an infinite wandering”, confessed Maguy Marin, who also added: “Maurice Béjart worshipped the body. Everything was youth, virtuosity, radiance. I, for one, wondered about the other bodies, the stumbling, petrified, clumsy bodies that can hardly stand…”

Samuel Beckett’s work inspired Maguy Marin to create her broken lives which celebrate a unique, excruciatingly burlesque form.

Theatre-Dance performance

Co-producers: Compagnie Maguy Marin / Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil. The Maguy Marin Company with national and international coverage is supported by the Ministère de la Culture (Direction générale de la création artistique Délégation à la Danse). The Maguy Marin Company is subsidized by la Ville de Lyon, la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and receives the support from the Institut Français for its projects abroad.

Foto: Herve Deroo