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.


FRANCE / Bordeaux
Grand-Théâtre de Bordeaux
28 March-01 April 2023

BELGIUM / Antwerpen
10-12 March 2023

FRANCE / Paris
Théâtre de la Ville – Théâtre du Châtelet
30 October – 20 November 2021

AUSTRIA / St. Pölten
Festspielhaus St. Pölten
26-27 September 2020

FRANCE / Clermont-Ferrand
La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand
22-24 January 2020

FRANCE / Aix en Provence
Grand Théâtre de Provence
16-21 December 2019

FRANCE / Paris
Théâtre de la Ville – Le 13e Art
06 October – 08 November 2019

Les Nuits de Fourvière
1-3 June 2019

World opening
Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg
26-28 April 2019

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