First, the earth… its odour, its stifling presence… A nameless place… Fog pierced by the tracks, the railway. A convoy of men, women and goods: travellers, an opera singer, soldiers, desire.
Gilles Maheu and Carbone 14’s play does not address rational perceptions in its staging. Light and space define formal experiment and a new, sophisticated and provocative aesthetic.
LE RAIL draws systematically on all interpretive arts—mime, music, theatre and dance – inventing a stage dynamic that parallels fantasy.
Gilles Maheu’s brutal and sensual use of space relentlessly unsettles the comfort of the principles and certitudes of theatre.
LE RAIL: above all, for desire.
By Gilles Maheu and Carbone 14
Directed by Gilles Maheu
A Carbone 14 production