Olivier de Sagazan

Transfiguration

Saint Nazaire, France

Dutch Premiere

Cyrille Choupas

Transfiguration

Saint Nazaire, France

Dutch Premiere

Didier Carluccio

Transfiguration

Saint Nazaire, France

Dutch Premiere

Solve Sundsbo

Truly memorable and stunningly beautiful improv spectacle
Two decades ago, sheer desperation led Olivier de Sagazan to begin applying clay to his body. It was the only way he was able to fulfil his long-standing innate desire to become one with his material. In order to bring his clay to life, he needed to transform himself into a sculpture. Transfiguration tells the tale of this overwhelming metamorphosis, which is simultaneously beguiling and stunningly beautiful, albeit slightly frightening too. During the 45-minute span of this visual spectacle, De Sagazan buries himself in his material, layer after layer, until nothing remains than a living work of art: a mindless being somewhere between a marionette and a puppeteer. Yet when the moment arrives that he is literally blinded by the clay, he is forced to look within and delve deep into his spiritual netherworld to find himself again. A truly memorable experience.

Olivier de Sagazan’s Transfiguration, a performance first created 20 years ago, has to be one of the most original, incredible things you’re likely to see.”

- Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

Credits

Playwright and director | Olivier de Sagazan
Performer | Olivier de Sagazan

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