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.
“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.”
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?