Choreographies

Igor Piovano, Kathryn Bradney, Julie Lamby, Pasquale Alberico, Giuliano Cardone and Tatiana Devenoges

Saturday June 12th, 2010 at 3 p.m.

at the “Théâtre Métropole” of Lausanne

Casting

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The Persian king
, Shāhriar, convinced of the duplicity of all women, marries a woman every day, whom he kills on the morning of their wedding night out of revenge.

Scheherazade, eldest daughter of the Grand Vizier, volunteers to put an end to this massacre, and develops a strategy with her best friend Dunyàzàd.

The evening after her wedding she tells a fascinating story to the Sultan without finishing it.
Curious to learn the ending of the story, her husband saves her life for another day.

This ploy lasted for a thousand and one nights at the end of which the sultan abandoned his resolution and decided to keep Scheherazade with him forever having grown to appreciate her qualities of heart and mind.

The story of Scheherazade, revised and adapted by Igokat include about thirty extremely varied tales in which fantasy and magical objects occupy an important place (the Genies, the Ladies of Baghdad, the seven voyages of Sinbad the sailor, the history of Ali Baba and of course that of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp).