Zap ! Zap ! Zap !



02 May 2001
(Du 02 au 5 mai)
Le Kitchen
New York / USA
18 May 2000
(Du 18 mai au 09 juin)
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Paris / France
05 April 2000
(Les 05 et 06 avril)
Le Moulin du Roc
Niort / France
20 April 1999
(Première et du 20 au 25 avril)
Théâtre de Nice
Nice / France
05 June 1998
(Les 5, 6 et 7 juin)
Maison de la Musique
Nanterre / France

A one woman show
Created at Maison de la Musique de Nanterre in june 1998.
Timing : 70 mn

Performed by Blanca Li
Original idea, direction and text : Blanca Li
Adaptation : Ian Phillips
Assistant director : Bernie Collins
Set : Bernard Michel
Set construction : Théâtre National de Chaillot.
Lighting design : Nicky Tisserand and Maro Avrabou
Costumes : Claudie Kermarrec
Hair : Fulvio
Music : credits aerobics : Tao Gutierrez ;Swimmer : Matthew Herbert ; variations pour porte et soupir : Pierre Henry ; Vouenn er Vras : Bagad de Lann Bihoué ; Rythmic gymnastics : Popular Musical group from Lviv ; Nacht Koenig : W.A. Mozart ; Bulerias : Manuel Salado ; You’ve got a friend : Carole King ; La Berçeuse Phoque : Charles Koechlin ; Ne me quitte pas : Jacques Brel ; Piano konzert n° 21 : W.A. Mozart ; Montuno : Cristina Hernandez.

Including the short film “ Angoisse ”, written and directed by Blanca Li ; music by Tao Gutierrez ; produced by Patrice Haddad PREMIERE HEURE (1998)

Produced : by the Maison de la Musique, Nanterre, sponsored by ADIAM 92, Centre Dramatique National, Nice Côte d’Azur, Centre chorégraphique Blanca Li, Associate company to Scène Nationale Le Moulin du Roc, Niort, Théâtre National de Chaillot.

In this scathing parody of TV talk shows and celebrity worship, Blanca Li zaps her way through a series of performance sketches in which she appears as the hostess and invited guests, including an aging folk hippie, a pseudo-intellectual modern dancer, an over-achieving gymnast, a Brittany folk dancer, and many more. A hilarious tour de force by an ex-gymnast and flamenco dancer, trained at the Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey schools.

They didn’t zap …
Madonna «I love it that you can’t easily describe what she does. The shows are simple, but they have great power.»
Malcolm McLaren «Blanca is very intuitive, daring and innovative. She is on her way to becoming one of the greats.»


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