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Mystère


Création

Concepteurs
Scénographie
Musique
Personages

Expérience

Prologue
Duo Straps
Chinese Poles
Le Petit / Bébé
Hand-to-Hand
Aerial Silk
Bungee
PowerTrack &
Korean Plank

Dei Ex Machina
Flying Trapeze
Taïko
Epilogue

Réserve
Aerial Straps


Retiré
Manipulation
Flying Trapeze
Flying Man
Main-à-Main
High Bar
Aerial Cube
FastTrack /
Korean Plank /
Trampoline

Odyssey

Évolution
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 
Visual
Only when the questions become more important than the answers will the soluton emerge.

An Ancient Bird hops down the song-lines that furrow the brow of the desert, tapping his beak the path that only he can see clearly. Every click of the crooked bone raises a puff of dust, a few notes, and a few memories. A shiver ruffles his sun-worn feathers and the joy of remembrance fills him with surprise, as always...

A thousand years from now, the sun sets for the billionth time on the Nevada desert. The Ancient Bird bears witness, standing on a single gnarled leg. As the warmth of the day ebbs away, he turns his sand-scarred beak to the Ancient Mountain and croaks mischievously, "Do you remember, friend?" The wind sighs down the slopes, whispering a fond memory... when giants roamed a land where birds were still magical and humans believed in destiny. The bird's unblinking eye hardens at the memory of injustice. But the Mountain's warm breath whispers a comforting word. Remember... Remember the glow of the day when a hundred souls fused to deposit a generous gift on the desert floor; a gift that bloomed into a cactus flower, the beauty of which touched the world. Remember the radiance of the flower blossoming in the desert. Remember the mystery.

Mystère is the story of the universe - a rich voyage from the dawn of time to the end of the millennium. Mystère is also man’s journey from infancy to adulthood - his desire to understand the cosmos, his search for answers and his ultimate discovery that life itself is a mystery.

Mystère is a celebration of life. From the genesis of the first life forms to the rise of human civilizations, from the infinitesimally microscopic to the infinitely vast, from the most majestic to the most terrifying, from the most fragile to the most powerful, the driving force has always been the vital spark of life, throbbing, struggling, reproducing, and weaving through death and rebirth.

Mystère is a voyage to the very heart of life where past, present and future merge, and all our emotions converge. Mystère is the enigma of time, the bearer of hopes and dreams but also of tragedy. It is above all the remembrance of time past, memories of life unfolding, following its course and ultimately surviving against all odds.

You may call it art. You may call it theatre.

We call it Mystère.

 
Premiere: December 25, 1993
Type: Resident / Theater
Location: T.I., Las Vegas
 

Creative Team


Guide
Guy Laliberté
Director
Franco Dragone
Creation
Gilles Ste-Croix
Costume Designer
Dominique Lemieux
Composer
René Dupéré
Composer
Benoît Jutras
  Set Designer
Michel Crête
Lighting Designer
Luc Lafortune
Sound Designer
Jonathan Deans
Choreographer
Debra Brown
Makeup Designer
Nathalie Gagné
 

Audio/Visual


 

Features


Interview: RENE DUPERE
"A Conversation with René Dupéré"
Keith Johnson, 2009

Interview: BENOIT JUTRAS
"Making Time Stop"
Keith Johnson, 2011

MAKING MYSTERE
"A Behind the Scenes Peek"
Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2000


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