Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Oh! Oui...

Oh! Oui © Seymour Templar





Oh! Ouiis what happened when Alexandra Fleischer and Joachim Latarjet (an actress and a musician) met. They formed their company in order to create musical performances from texts that are not necessarily theatrical, using lights, sound and video to develop shows that deal with madness, obsessions, work, secrets, languages, the way in which our brain creates fiction, songs that make up a life, the dead—in short, the many subjects that live within us.
Music is everywhere in their work. It doesn’t punctuate or decorate, it accompanies, it expresses, it tells the tale as much as the text does.
Oh! Oui… is a company of musicians, actors, videasts, dancers, etc.

A trombonist born in 1970, Joachim Latarjet founded the company Oh ! Oui… with Alexandra Fleischer and directs musical theatre. Since 2008, he has spent 3 seasons as associated artist at La Filature (Scène Nationale de Mulhouse). He is one of the founding members of the Sentimental Bourreau company and took part in each of their creations from 1989 to 2000. He worked with Michel Deutsch on Imprécations II, IV, 36, and composed the music for Solo by Philippe Decouflé.

An actress, Alexandra Fleischer founded the company Oh ! Oui… with Joachim Latarjet and plays an active role in the conception, montage and writing of the texts for the company’s shows. At the same time, she continues to work with other directors and choreographers, in particular with James Huth, Nicole Garcia, and Juliette Garcias for films, and Lucie Nicolas, Nordine Lahlou, Pierre Cottreau and Geisha Fontaine for the theatre.

Alexandre Gavras
studied film at New York University, where he graduated first in his class. After returning to France, he held every job in film possible until becoming first assistant director. He has worked with Tony Gatlif and David Fincher, among others.

Alexandre Théry earned his architecture degree in Paris in 1996 by creating a piece and a film on the topic of “dance and architecture: the body as an instrument for perceiving architectural and urban places.” Today, as a “performer” and protean dancer, he practices his art on the boards or mats of theatre stages, the frequently hard and slippery floors of art centres, and the rough asphalt of the streets and other public places.