The project

‘The Spectacular Stories of the Fisherman and the Cat’ is a theatre project whose aim is to compare popular tales and theatrical traditions from different countries, focused on two characters : the Fisherman and the Cat.

How do we consider the world abroad ? And those who live over there ?  This is both the starting point and the incentive of our research.

For two years two comedians and a musician will travel through 4 different countries where they will collect tales and study local performing arts such as shadow theatre, puppet shows, masque, etc. Each time a short musical tale inspired by local traditions will be created.

Through the interactions between the characters of the Fisherman and the Cat, our purpose is to find  out what foreign cultures have in common with ours. We assume that imagination has extra-cultural dimensions. This project will be an opportunity to test out this idea.