Robert Wilson & Cocorosie
a production of Théâtre de la Ville Paris
Visionary director Robert Wilson joins forces with surreal folk duo Cocorosie – their fourth collaboration in theatre – for an exciting retelling of Kipling’s renowned novel The Jungle Book. A project initiated by Théâtre de la Ville Paris, it will have its world premiere at the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg on April 26, 2019. A cast of young musicians/performers will inhabit the stunning landscapes of Wilson and the unique sound of Cocorosie in a music theatre production designed for young audiences and families.
Kipling’s novel has had endless representations throughout the years. The world that Kipling created has entertained generations of children and adults who have discovered this unforgettable classic in its many artistic representations. The words of the British writer will materialise through Wilson’s ability to create unexpected and abstract visions that often look at the world through the eyes of a child. When asked to direct The Jungle Book, Wilson said: “The Jungle Book is a work for all ages. I always liked what Baudelaire said: ’Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will’.”
The unique sound and lyrics of Cocorosie will recount the very well-known story of Mowgli’s journey among his animal friends in the jungle, recreating a world of fantasy and reality in yet another form that will contribute to keep The Jungle Book immortal in the same way as the tales of Aesop, La Fontaine, Andersen and Perrault have enchanted people for centuries.