Les 3 points de suspension
Why is there something instead of nothing? Is the universe truly infinite?
Did we come from a garden that has long since disappeared, or did we come from cabbages, apes or amoebas?
Since the dawn of humanity, mankind has created myths and stories to shape its beliefs and convictions. Doing so allowed humans to deal with the dizzying heights of its ignorance. “Looking for Paradise” is born from the gaps inherent to this yearning; it is born from the art of mentally concocting something out the nothing left behind by our answerless questions.
In this treasure hunt, spontaneous moments transform an urban space into a theatre stage, where hints and experiences abound, ushering the participants into the Paradise state of mind.
“Looking for Paradise” suggests taking a step back to explore all the ways we perceive, constrict and construct our realities.
By playfully using great metaphysical questions to perform an ode to joy, “Looking for Paradise” opens the floodgates to our collective unconscious. The piece invites us to surf the waves and forever transform the absurd quest that is life into a wonderful cruise.
“Looking for Paradise” is the first instalment of Paradise, a series of mechanisms, performances and spectacles that question our relationship between the conscious and the unconscious.
Playwriting and Stage Direction : Nicolas Chapoulier and les 3 Points de suspension
Writing Assistance : Antoine Frammery
Distribution: Beauregard Anobile, Paul Courlet, Antoine Frammery, Charlie Moine, Anthony Revillard, Franck Serpinet, Floriane Faccini, Neil Price
Music Creation : Paul Courlet , Jérôme Colloud
Stage Design and Costumes : Cédric Cambon, Neil Price, Pierre Galotte, Patrick Laurino, Lauren Garnier, Gaël Richard, Charlie Moine, Sophie Deck, Marie-Laure Mayeur, Leslie Baechel
Hypnosis : Benjamin Huet.
Partners : Ministère de la Culture DGCA et DRAC Rhône-Alpes, DGCA et SACD Ecrire pour la Rue, Fondation Beaumarchais SACD Bourse à l’écriture aide à la production aide à l’édition, SACD Aide à la composition pour la musique de scène, CNAR les ateliers Frappaz, CNAR le Citron Jaune, CNAR le Fourneau, CNAR l’Atelier 231, le Hangar Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue, CNAR le Parapluie, CNAR leMoulinFondu, CNAR les Usines Boinot, Internationaal buitentheaterfestival Deventer Op Stelten (NL), SeaChange Arts (GB), Centre Culturel De Spil (BE), Union Européenne Programme Culture, Nil Obstrat, compagnies Zo Prod et Royal de Luxe, SARL MESCI