'Transcendent…a star dancer '
Liberation (Avignon Festival)
'Runa is electric, magnetic. The force of the images gives a dimension of Shakespearian tragedy. Simply magnificent'
Inferno (Avignon Festival)
In a bleak setting that evokes the first, or perhaps the last days of the world, a man slowly stands up in the face of seemingly terrible adversity and tries to construct a thought, a speech that might explain. Implacable, ferocious and tragic, The Old King explores what happens when things collapse, when language fails.
Produced under the guidance of Les Ballets C de la B founder and artistic director, Alain Plâtel, this epic new movement-theatre work was a hit at the 2012 Festival d’Avignon.
Performer: Romeu Runa
Age guidance: 14+ Contains some disturbing images. Unsuitable for children
Production: Les Ballets C de la B
Co-production: CNB/Teatro Camões (Lisbon), Teatro Cine em Torres Vedras, Centro Cultural Município do Cartaxo, Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães), Teatro Municipal de Faro et Útero Associação Cultural, La Rose des Vents National Stage of Lille Metropolis (Villeneuve d'Ascq), TorinoDanza.
Les Ballets C de la B is supported by the City of Ghent, Province of East-Flanders; The Flemish Authorities
photos: Viola Berlanda, Helena Gonçalves