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A piece by Josef Nadj for 10 performers in tribute to Jorge Luis Borges



Josef Nadj



Denes Debrei, Peter Gemza, Mathilde Lapostolle, Nasser Martin-Gousset, Ivan Mathis, Frank Micheletti, Josef Nadj, Cynthia Phung-Ngoc, Gyork Szakony, Valéri Volf



Stevan Kovac Tickmayer



Rémi Nicolas

assisted by Raymond Blot




assisted by Jacqueline Bosson



Suzanne Rippe


Technical director

Raymond Blot


Set construction

Granier Décor, Technical team of the Carré Saint-Vincent – Orléans



Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans, Theater der Stadt – Remscheid, Hebbel Theater – Berlin



Carré Saint-Vincent, Scène Nationale d’Orléans, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris



Gymnase du lycée Aubanel – Festival d’Avignon, 11 july 1996



1st critic’s Prize “Danza & Danza”, Italy (1996/1997)


The history of the universe — and in it our lives and the most tenuous detail of our lives — is the scripture produced by a subordinate god in order to communicate with a demon.


Jorge Luis Borges



A storyteller must, in addition, place his characters within a defined space. For Jorge Luis Borges, this was the labyrinth, a territory that became for him an obsession. Real or metaphorical, moral or intellectual, it provides a privileged space for a number of tales. In the “awesome” mythology, the labyrinth is a trap where a monster awaits the erring hero at the end of a corridor. One can suppose the labyrinth to be a representation of the world; thus the traces left by human existence can themselves be portrayed as a labyrinth of causes and effects.


My work today is to build, with the help of Jorge Luis Borges’ themes (the nature of time, the infinite, considerations on the origin of human identities) a poetic labyrinth: the object of an “ars combinaria”, which becomes a theatrical performance.

History :


8 février 2003

Fondation Châteauvallon

Ollioules (FR)


14 novembre 2001

Tsukuba Capio

Tsukuba (JP)


9-11 novembre 2001

Setagaya Public Theatre

Tokyo (JP)


23-24 mars 2001

Le Colisée

Roubaix (FR)


4 août 2000

Festival Mimos Odyssée

Périgueux (FR)


13 avril 2000

Le Carreau Scène nationale de Forbach

Forbach (FR)


20-21 août 1999

Internationales Sommertheater

Hambourg (DE)


20 juillet 1999

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