Le Recours aux Forêts / Jean Lambert-Wild, Jean-Luc Therminarias, Michel Onfray, Carolyn Carlson, François Royet / Theater-dance

Le Recours aux Forêts / Jean Lambert-Wild, Jean-Luc Therminarias, Michel Onfray, Carolyn Carlson, François Royet / Theater-dance




North American first

Co-produced by Les Escales Improbables de Montréal and Usine C

Most certainly a jewel of a composition, an aesthetic blow, Le Recours aux forêts offers us for discovery an original and vibrant universe. The magic alliance of theatre, dance, music, and video creates a philosophical performance of an original new beauty. A hybrid object born of the imagination of five talented artists.


Jean Lambert-wild, man of the theatre, Jean-Luc Therminarias, composer, Michel Onfray, writer and philosopher, Carolyn Carlson, choreographer, and François Royet, film director, unite for an uncompromising performance that explores the barbarity of man and how we may be freed of it. Le Recours aux forêts is the first part of a trilogy including La Sagesse des abeilles, presented at Usine C in September 2012 in the framework of Les Escales Improbables. A liberating utopia is invented, represented by a scene filled with water and set aglow with projections of clouds and branches. In this spectral decor, aquiver with a thousand lights and sounds, begins a dance of great beauty, an oneiric odyssey set in a reinvented landscape.

Jean Lambert-wild offers a theatrical performance that brings together several styles, a multi-art “medium” where all disciplines can be expressed and make sense. He embarks on each of his projects like he would a long voyage of experiences and research, inviting his precious contributors in the process. Together, they disrupt narrative and figuratif codes, and explore new perspectives for theatre and playwriting.

Performance: Le Rebelle Juha Marsalo Voices Fargass Assandé, Elsa Hourcade, Stéphane Pelliccia, Laure Wolf Vibraphone Jean-François Oliver Director Jean Lambert-wild Music Jean-Luc Therminarias Writer Michel Onfray Choreographer Carolyn, Carlson with the complicity of Juha Marsalo Images François Royet Pictoglyph Mark Alsterlind Lighting Renaud Lagier, Fibre textures Françoise Luro Costume Designer Annick Serret Technical Director Claire Seguin Production Manager Gonzag Sound Christophe, Farion Audio Programmer Léopold Frey 3D Projection System Designer Quentin Descourtis Video Programmer Julien Delmotte Video Manager Frédéric Maire Lighting Manager Martin Teruel Stage Manager Serge Tarral Decor and costumes produced by the workshops of La Comédie de Caen under the management of Benoît Gondouin Builders Bruno Banchereau, Patrick Demière, Pierre-Amaury Hervieu, Hubert Rufin, Serge Tarral Costume production Antoinette Magny, Photography Tristan Jeanne-Valès.

Associate production Comédie de Caen-­Centre Dramatique National de Normandie Coproduction Centre Chorégraphique National de Roubaix Nord-­Pas de Calais, Le Volcan ­ scène nationale du Havre, Le Théâtre de l’Agora-­scène nationale d’Evry, le Festival des Boréales, le GMEM-­Centre National de Création Musicale de Marseille, Le Théâtre de L’Union-­Centre Dramatique National du Limousin.

Produced and performed with the support of the French Consulates SACD fund and of the Canada Council for the Arts.

  • Where and when ? 

 Usine C, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, at 8 p.m.


Prices (with taxes)

35$ (regular)

32$ (seniors)

27$ (youth, pros, students)