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Monday, March 1, 2010

Les Perforeilles

Our friends at Le Grand Os are sponsoring a weekend of "poetry readings" from 11-13 March at Theatre Le Hangar in Toulouse. That's in quotes because this will be more than goofballs reciting lame verse. There will be improvised music, weird dance-theater, pneumatic poetry, insolent jigs, slightly menacing paper gyrations and perhaps a glimpse of tit.

"Perforeilles" is a portmanteau of perforé and oreilles, which is to say perforated ears. Not that they will be of course. But your eyes may bulge at least once. Dance troupe Pasina et Cie (nepotic plug) will strut their stuff on the 12th. Poet Sébastien Lespinasse blew my mind when I saw him last. A stuttering whirl-a-gig of noise and wordplay, "poet" seems to be an injustice.

The French will already have their plugs and blogs and most of you LoS fans won't be anywhere near this event.

This is for the anglophone resident of "la ville rose" Googling "what to do in Toulouse" in hopes you'll come across this and take an interest. Yeah you, mofo! This here's some bona-fide French avant-garde weirdness to grok. Very nice people to boot. Artistes. Sippin' strong coffee and going unshaven. The wimmin-folk too.

Just kidding. It's really good stuff and if by chance you stumble across this and it's relevant, by all means, throw down some coin and take a gander. If you're into innovative and serious art by talented people with a sense of humour, you'll dig it. Promise.

If it's irrelevant to you, just send me the coin instead. I'll spend it on booze and dope.


Tarifs : 7/5 € la soirée – 15 € pass 3 jours
conférence du samedi 19h gratuite / bar et petite restauration sur place
Théâtre le Hangar - 11 rue des Cheminots - 31500 Toulouse
Renseignements et réservations : 05 61 48 38 29

1 comment:

  1. "There will be improvised music, weird dance-theater, pneumatic poetry, insolent jigs, slightly menacing paper gyrations and perhaps a glimpse of tit."

    All this came true, even down to the glimpse of tit. "Glimpse" in the sense of "man playing ukelele."

    Very good show, intimate, good-natured. I'm not in the habit of doing reviews so I'll leave it at that, but I had fun.

    Hats off to Aurelio and all the participants.

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