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PEAK Performances at Montclair State University presents the U.S. premiere of Ombres Portées

originally published: 03/16/2023

PEAK Performances at Montclair State University presents the U.S. premiere of Ombres Portées

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- PEAK Performances at Montclair State University presents the U.S. premiere of Ombres Portées from Cie L’Oublié(e) March 23-26, 2023.  This performance is directed and choreographed by Raphaëlle Boitel with collaboration from light designer Tristan Baudoin and original music by Arthur Bison. 

A visually cinematic take on the ghosts hiding in the shadows of our families and selves, Raphaëlle Boitel’s latest choreographic and acrobatic work plunges us into the heart of the unsaid. At the crossroads of circus, dance, and theatre, Ombres Portées surrounds K, an energetic but wounded young woman looking for answers, and on a Kafkian quest for identity among numerous members of her family. A vivid physical exploration of trauma, courage, and the volatility of our senses of balance and self, Ombres Portées takes inspiration from film endings including those of Requiem for a Dream, Brazil, Festen, and Parasite, and the bodies of work of Fritz Lang, David Lynch, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Performances take place Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:30pm; Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30pm; Saturday, March 25, 2023 | at 8:00pm; and Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:00pm.

Tickets range from $40-$50 and are available for purchase online.

U.S. Tour Partners: ArtsEmerson, Emerson College (MA), The Williams Center, Lafayette College (PA), and PEAK Performances @ Montclair State University (NJ).



 
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The presentation of Ombres Portées by Cie L’Oublié(e)—Raphaëlle Boitel has been made possible with the support of FACE Contemporary Theatre, a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the Florence Gould Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.

This season was made possible, in part, by the Alexander Kasser Theater Endowment Fund, PEAK Patrons, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

PEAK Performances is a program of the Office of Arts + Cultural Programming (Jedediah Wheeler, Executive Director) at Montclair State University and has been honored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts with previous Arts Citation of Excellence and Designation of Major Impact. Programs in this season are made possible in part by the Alexander Kasser Theater Endowment Fund, PEAK Patrons, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the FACE Foundation.


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