Carolyn Carlsson - Crossroads to Synchronicity

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Théâtre Libre

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Théâtre Libre
4 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity 995 seats


1 h 10 min

No intermission


Contemporary dance

For all audiences

No dialogue

Highlights: Carolyn Carlsson - Crossroads to Synchronicity

Upon the stage of the Théâtre Libre, Carolyn Carlson throws back the curtains to revisit her outstanding creation Synchronicity: a 2012 work, inspired by the work of renowned psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Carlson’s seminal ballet Crossroads to Synchronicity focuses on the human perception of life-changing events, exploring the implicit meaning of strange coincidences…


A clock that mysteriously stops precisely with the death of a beloved father, a chance encounter that changes destiny, the miraculous rediscovery of a loved one... these are just some of the situations that unfold within this dynamic show, combining intense and explosive emotions with the otherworldly properties of coincidence.

Story: Carolyn Carlsson - Crossroads to Synchronicity

The experience of certain intense situations in our lives often allows for the intentions and expressions of the unconscious to be brought to surface. It is this particularity, the question of consciousness, that is explored by the Carolyn Carlsson company in this, their introspective piece, Crossroads to Synchronicity. Through filmed sequences, meticulously arranged by its choreographer, time is subject to perception and the performers are plunged into the deep waters of danger, rebellion, love, and human relationships.


The dynamic bodies of the six performers traverse these symbolic correspondences with intense energy, rendering Crossroads to Synchronicity a dance show like no other, a captivating journey through the America of yesterday and today. Singular memories intersect and weave a narrative that transcends time and space eternal. A suggestive dance show from which you can derive your own meaning…


The Théâtre Libre stage is the perfect space to enjoy this intense ballet, as conceived by the great American choreographer Carolyn Carlsson. Crossroads to Synchronicity is a spectacular show for all those who are keen to discover contemporary dance, and for all those who are already initiated. Come along for a performance that demands introspection!


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Théâtre Libre

4 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris

Théâtre Libre

Le Théâtre Libre, previously known as Le Comédia, was built in just six months by the architect Charles Duval in 1858. It experienced an unsteady start and soon declared bankruptcy. However, in 1862 it was transformed into the Eldorado, and became the most famous concert cafe in Paris. It retained its popularity for over 60 years, undergoing various phases of renovations during which its glamorous spirit was reflected through the addition of a metallic canopy entryway.


This renowned venue played an important role in shaping the cultural prowess of the Roaring Twenties, and has hosted many stars, including Mistinguett and Maurice Chevalier, both French actor-singers. In 1932 it was converted into a large cinema, returning to its original role as a theatre in 1971. Since this time, the stage has been used for musical performances of all kinds. In recent years, it began to feature many other types of theatrical performances to the great delight of the Parisian public.


Fast facts
Capacity: 995
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us at at the time of booking so that we can inform the theatre and welcome you in the best possible conditions.

Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes


How do I get to the Théâtre Libre in the 10th arrondissement of Paris?

Le Théâtre Libre is accessible by:
Metro lines:Le Théâtre Libre can be reached by Metro lines 4, 8, and 9, which run to the Metro station Strasbourg Saint-Denis.
RER subway lines:Le Théâtre Libre is accessible by taking the RER E to the station Gare de l’Est.
Bus lines: Le Théâtre Libre is accessible by bus lines 20, 32, 38, 39, N13, and N14, which run to stations Strasbourg Saint-Denis and Porte Saint-Denis.

In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre Libre?

We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of Carolyn’s Carlsson ballet, Crossroads to Synchronicity. Present your ticket at the reception desk and the theatre staff will take care of you. Please note that shows at the Théâtre Libre start promptly at the time indicated on your reservation. Five minutes before the start of the performance, your spot in the theatre will no longer be guaranteed. After that, you will be seated in a way that does not disturb the performance in progress.

How long does Crossroads to Synchronicity last?

Crossroads to Synchronicity lasts 1 hour and 10 minutes, without intermission.

Is the show Crossroads to Synchronicity for an international audience or for French speakers?

Taking into consideration that Crossroads to Synchronicity has no dialogue and is entirely danced, it is 100% accessible to audience members who speak any language.

Is Crossroads to Synchronicity a show for all-ages?

Due to the subject matter, Crossroads to Synchronicity is recommended for audience members of 8 years of age and older, and is not suitable for children under 4.

Can I take photos during the ballet Crossroads to Synchronicity?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance of Crossroads to Synchronicity. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre Libre to remember your night out!

Is tipping customary?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theaters. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between two and five euros, which you can give them when they’ve shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”