15 novembre 2019

Welcome to ilotopie

2019, a year that travels.

Born 40 years ago on the last island of the great Rhône, the company ilotopie goes up this year the river on 40 kilometers to come work on Arles and its « Arlentours ».

It is in the old Etienne paper mills, on the banks of the Rhône, made available by the ACCM agglomeration community (Arles, Crau, Camargue, Montagnette), that the ilotopie team has set up workshops, offices and a coffee machine. to bring back life to this industrial wasteland.

Much involved in touring in France and abroad, the company seized this site change to consolidate its logistics, develop and test these future creations and train a new generation of water actors.

In each country, for each audience, with our repertory shows and the creation « Nocturnal Effraction », it is at the edge of the water that we invite the inhabitants and the passers-by to pose an astonished look, to sketch like a vast negotiation artistic with the elements, seas, rivers and lakes.

We all know today that this edge of the water will win us and that a pact remains to be written. Some will make dikes, others dondaines, but the clowns will have wet feet.

As with every birth, let’s take the life out of the water and emerge our desires.

Bruno Schnebelin

Meet us on the 2020 tour!