Ariane Mnouchkine is now eighty, and has created masterpieces year after year. Through the years, she’s surrounded herself with talented writers, composers, technicians and of course, actors. As she says, a utopia that lasts for so long kind of becomes a reality. Since its beginning, the Theatre du Soleil has had strong principles regarding what it means to be an acting troupe. These principles revolve around the core of theater as they practice it: an art of collective creation.
I've had the great pleasure to be part of the Masterclass given by the artistic team of The Scrooge Mystery project. It took place last Sunday at ComicCon Paris and we got to talk about behind-the-scenes moments and our love for Uncle Scrooge with Don Rosa fans!
“As it happens, I don’t see myself as a drawer that needs classifying. Things aren’t fixed and I’m not fixed. (…) I can’t see myself as someone completely achieved, done, dead. I’m seeing myself as someone who’s still moving, alive, with his contradictions.”
A friend asked me to illustrate some of Tolkien’s short stories. What I read was so beautiful that I spent more and more time on each of the 3 drawings I produced. Didn’t want to get out of his universe :) I don’t know how Tolkien mastered such craft: overwhelming his reader with emotions and poetry in stories that can be read in less than an hour and a half.
There’s something behind you.
What is it that’s holding you back and blindfolding you?
Is it this labyrinth of thoughts?
Is it this terrible mantra?
Is it your own self, pulling hard in another direction you won’t acknowledge?