NORMAN, It's like normal, except for a letter
Marie Henry | Clement Thirion | Kosmocompany
YOUNG PUBLIC THEATER
Creation November 2021 - estimated duration: 0h40 (+ 0h20 discussion)
Norman is a fairly ordinary 7 year old boy, but he likes to wear dresses. In the garden, the more he twirls, the more it flies, the more fun it is. One day, he is allowed to wear a dress to school... The school trips will then no longer be quite ordinary and will turn into a journey to hell... or not ?
Direction and choreography Clément Thirion | Writing
and dramaturgy Marie Henry | Interpretation Antoine Cogniaux , Deborah Marchal , Lylybeth Merle | Lighting design and technical direction Gaspar Schelck | Sound creation Thomas Turine| Scenography and costumes Katrijn Baeten and Saskia Louwaard Development and distribution BLOOM Project
Production Kosmocompany | Coproduction Mars / Mons Performing Arts, Pierre de Lune (Brussels), Charleroi Danse, La Coop asbl | Associate production company Mars / Mons Arts de la Scène | With the help of the Wallonia-Brussels-Theater Service Federation | With the
support from La Montagne Magique, Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax-Shelter from the Belgian federal government
Norman is a fairly run-of-the-mill 7-year-old boy, but he likes to wear dresses. In the garden, the more he whirls, the more it flies, the more owl it is. One day, he receives the authorization to go to school in a robe… School trips will then no longer be quite ordinary and will turn into an abyssal descent in we do not know what and that is why we say a descent into hell, because in the hell box you can put everything.
Through the anecdote of clothing, NORMAN, it's normal to a letter joyfully questions the notion of standard, the acceptance of difference, expression and gender identity, or even grossophobia.
Far from any moralizing remarks, these subjects are treated with humor and poetry in a contemporary, playful and rhythmic form. The radicality of the text meets the originality of a physical staging, bordering on choreography, for a colorful ode to the freedom to be who we are.
NORMAN, it's normal, to a letter is a creation for children and the whole family, according to the show PINK BOYS & OLD LADIES, rewritten by Marie Henry and directed by Clément Thirion.