Archaic, visceral, violent… this is how one could describe this “tale” a hundred times told.

French Company Divergences put aside the narration and tear apart this childish tale, rather its guts than its narrative sequence.

A wolf, half animal, half serial-killer. A little red riding hood whose innocence aids and abets the final murder. Both throw themselves into a duo made of fascination, attraction, play, betrayal, fear and angst.

In a live soundscape made of crackling, high pitch or humming noises from old broken vinyls, the “fang” leaves the “bodies” an empty stage, a space both real and oneiric. The original tale, whether it be the oral one or that of de Perrault’s, is stripped bare in answer to an economy of means, costumes and lighting. All that remains is nerves and muscle, short breaths and growls, and some laughs to defuse this choreographical explosive.

Expressionist or cartoon-esque, this little riding hood doesn’t fear Bettelheim nor Tex Avery and introduces her childhood to fears and fantasies with passion, jubilation and entrancement…yum!

Choreography: Sylvain Huc
Interpretation: Cécile Grassin and Sylvain Huc
Sound: Xavier Coriat
Lights: Pierre Masselot
Duration: 45 min

Production: Faits et Gestes, with the support of the Community of Communes-Salviac Cazals, the General Council and the ADDA Lot, the Region and the Midi-Pyrenees DRAC.

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge was created in residence at Foyer in Marminiac.

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