Carolyn Carlsson - Crossroads to Synchronicity
4 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity 995 seats
1 h 10 min
For all audiences
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!
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.
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas.
Air conditioning: 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.