On Stage and in Song

Pascal François

SEEING IS BELIEVING: Genty's show La Fin des Terres is a dreamy blend of mime, dance and puppetry

THEATER IN SYDNEY
French puppeteer Philippe Genty is a master of theatrical spectacle, bringing together mime, illusion, dance and giant puppets to create surreal, often baffling productions. In La Fin des Terres (Lands End), which shows in Sydney from Aug. 27-Sept. 6 (www.sydneytheatre.org.au) before moving on to Adelaide on Sept. 10, the characters read and discard a series of letters that come to life with unsettling results. Scenes unfold in a bizarre, seemingly free-associative sequence, making them both endlessly surprising and mysteriously evocative. Genty likens the effect to that of a dream: you may not understand what...

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