The adventure of the great fables continues.
Being allegories, their insight into human nature takes different forms in each generation. Based on Greek narrative, they were given particular strength by Lafontaine.
In 1927 Marc Chagall gave his interprétation of The Fables in a series of etchings using the characters of Russian folk-tales.
Similarly, Lyne Lapointe’s bestiary rises to the occasion with freshness and panach by enhancing Chagall’s black and white film in a juxtaposition of colour offering current reflections of those stories.
In the case of theatre, these “meetings of minds” result in fertile readings and presentations; this is the project of our galleries: to conjugate history and the present by forming bridges between long term projects.