Le Cabaret Discrépant

Olivia Grandville

Lettrism was a French avant-garde artistic movement that was born in the aftermath of WWII and focussed on the poetry of onomatopoeia and the musicality of letters. With Le Cabaret Discrépant, Olivia Grandville pays tribute to this movement and imagines a hilarious conference somewhere between performance, dance and theatre. Taking on the form of a choreographic escape, Olivia Granville gives body and voice to the pioneering writings of Maurice Lemaître and Isidore Isou in this unusual, daring and comical piece.