MillefeuillesOrganised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Compagnie Areski
Millefeuilles is a magical experience comprising an art installation and performance, during which audiences discover and explore scenery in a dark room on their own with a flashlight. A whole world of paper sculpture in various sizes—placed on the ground or suspended—is revealed through projected shadows created by the simple light source.
When a bell rings, the audience is then invited to gather for a performance of tender and absurd stories without words, featuring an unusual character who invents a world for himself to escape solitude.
Creator Lukasz Areski, draws from a variety of techniques for the performance. This includes shadow and puppet theatre, the Japanese art of cutting and folding paper kirigami and the pop-up book. In his stories, he unfolds pages, lifts trap doors and pulls a tab to reveal a setting or to set a character in motion.