The groupe Karol Karol is a company founded by Caroline Breton and Charles Chemin. 

They conceive shows between theater and dance, with subjects where fiction and reality collide, and where space and time are unstable parameters. The staging concepts rely directly on the singularity of the people present on stage, their lives, stories, through improvisations. They look inside the humans to unveil the mysterious dimension of their actions and perceptions. Caroline and Charles indistinctly write choreographic scores, write or use texts, use improvisation, collage, interview people or shut up. Any material is potentially an appropriate mean for introducing the "outside world" into the performance. The groupe Karol Karol is artist-in-residence at The Watermill Center in New York.

Contact

groupekarolkarol[at]gmail.com

+33 6 10 49 65 97

IN DEVELOPMENT 

• Le Messie du peuple chauve, opera by Eric Breton / directed by Charles Chemin

Premiere : November 20 & 22, 2020 at Avignon Opera

• figures by Caroline Breton & Charles Chemin

Rehearsals & residencies : Centre National de la Danse, La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris

Premiere : postponed to Autumn 2021  

• De Natura Rerum by Caroline Breton

Rehearsals & residencies : City of Alénya, Centre National de la Danse

Premiere : November 2021

• Workshop developing a new piece by Charles Chemin / school of Teatro della Pergola - Tuscany National Theater 

Dates : October 2019 / December 2019 / June 2020 / Autumn 2020

ON TOUR

I hope by Caroline Breton & Charles Chemin

Premiere : March 12, 2019 at Festival Etrange Cargo / La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris

Dates : 

- March 12, 13 & 14, 2019 at La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris

- August 11, 2019 at The Watermill Center, New York

- April 2, 2020  at Théâtre du Garde-Chasse, Les Lilas

- Spring 2021 : Ile-de-France

Athens by night based on Timon of Athens & Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare

Concept & direction : Charles Chemin

Premiere : March 30, 2018 at Craiova National Theater (Romania)

Dates : March 30 & 31, 2018 / April 12 & 13, 2018 / May 1, 2018 / June 9 & 10, 2018 / November 4, 2018 /

February 14 & 16, 2020 / March 10, 2020 / May 28, 2020 / season 2020-21 at Craiova National Theater

Cubanacán, opera by Roberto Valera & Charles Koppelman / stage direction by Charles Chemin

Premiere : May 21 & 23, 2015 at Havana Biennial (Cuba)

Dates : Autumn 2021 / Mexico, Italy

20 silences, music : Dom Bouffard / stage direction & performance : Charles Chemin

Premiere : June 10, 2017 at Babel Festival, Targoviste (Romania) 

Dates : September 22, 2017 at Conversazioni - Vicenza Teatro Festival (Italy)

Non-profit organization

SIRET id n° 828 824 920 00015

Licence 2-1115229

President - Frédéric Lorain

Treasurer - Rachel Spengler

Contact

7 rue de Tracy - 75002 Paris (France)

+33 6 10 49 65 97

groupekarolkarol[at]gmail.com

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