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Le Palais des Découvertes (1993)

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With Le Palais des Découvertes, Compagnie Off explores the frail balance between normality and abnormality. This "Palace of Wonders" is an initiatory labyrinth. A discovery of one's self, of the others, beyond one's own representations, but also an exploration of traditional "carny" theatre and freak shows. At the heart of the show is an attempt at hijacking the very notion of Curiosity: roles are switched, the onlooker becomes the looked at. In there, the Freaks are the owners, and invite the audience to discover a visual and auditive parade made out of their own reflexion. Halfway between good humored fun and slight unease, in front of those distorting mirrors…