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Olivier de Sagazan

Barely Methodical Troupe
10 - 11 Jan
Theatre Re
10 - 11 Jan

Lilian Baylis Studio,
Sadler's Wells

London Premiere
Thu 10 - Fri 11 Jan at 8pm
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Runs: 45 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 14+ (contains nudity)
£20 (£12 concessions - over 60’s & students)
+£3 transaction fee for phone and online bookings
no fee for in person at the box office
Tel: 020 7863 8000

After-show discussion:
Thu 10 Jan

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Painter, sculptor and performer, Olivier de Sagazan annihilates his own identity with clay and paint to become a living artwork. At once grotesque puppet and puppeteer he morphs from human to animal to astonishing hybrid creatures. His transformations veer from deeply moving to the dark and disquieting.

Born in Brazaville, Congo, Olivier de Sagazan has performed in the US, China, India and throughout Europe. Featured in the 2011 movie Samsara by Koyaanisqatsi cinematographer Ron Fricke, in videos with best-selling French singer Mylène Farmer, and recently in London in a collaboration with Nick Knight and Gareth Pugh on the fashion film presenting Pugh’s S/S 18 collection. His forthcoming movie appearances include Mario Sorrenti’s supernatural thriller, Discarnate, and Bartosz Konopka’s historical action film, The Mute.

Transfiguration gives a different meaning to the notion of life, offering captivating, disturbing, moving insights into the possibility and unpredictabilities of who we really are. ‘Disfigurement in art is a way to bring us face to face with real life’
Olivier de Sagazan

"Has to be one of the most original, incredible things you’re likely to see. That doesn’t mean you’ll like it." Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian. 11 Jan. Read the full review >

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"Sensational and magnificent, we watched open-mouthed"

Le Temps

"Physical transformation, performance-installation, sculpture, metamorphosis… impossible to categorise or look away. Astonishing"

Le Monde


Olivier de Sagazan


Presented in partnership
with Sadler's Wells

This visit to London is supported by
Institut français

photos: D. Carluccio, C. Choupas, Od Sagazan