The Black Beast

The Black Beast creation 2017




Duration 25min – For all audiences

To be just a body. A dehumanized, contorted body.
An animal body… In this solo, written as a performative choreography,
a woman sketches out the daily battles against her pet peeves.
On the ground or on an apparatus like a column with its 24 vertebrae,
she is, like a thread that twists, ready to break at any moment. In a chiselled light,
the body and life of this woman are outlined in its wild complexity,
its fragile beauty, without ever bending.

An introspection of the being,
which allows us to glimpse the sufferings, pressures and sacrifices crossed in the extreme exercise of physical performance and surpassing oneself.
Through this portrait, the outline of our states of mind, our dreams, our traumas,
our choices, our moments of grace, our contradictions are outlined.
Love. Life.





Director, choreography and perfored by Raphaëlle Boitel
Artistic collaboration, scenography, light design Tristan Baudoin
Original music Arthur Bison
Apparatus design Monika Wespi & Ingo Groher
Assistante Clara Henry
Performers Raphaëlle Boitel




Production Cie L’Oublié(e) – Raphaëlle Boitel

Coproduction  Agora PNC Boulazac Aquitaine •
Le Carré Magique, PNC en Bretagne, Lannion




Crédits photos © Georges Ridel and
Pierre Planchenault
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