A POETIC EXPERIENCE OF THE WORLD
THE DISCOVERY OF THEATRE AS THE HOUSE OF MAGIC
I don’t speak about revelation, that would imply a kind of religious mystique which I don’t have. For me revelation means discovery, in the sense that with theatre I discovered a place I was searching for, even without knowing that I was searching for it. I grew up in a tropical climate, on the French island of R.union (located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar). I am Creole. My childhood was nourished by heroic figures, discoverers and explorers. I wanted to be a marine captain and when I arrived in France, in the metropolis, when I was 17, I was completely lost. I felt as if I was living in a world without magic, a world that created a sense of religion but not of magic.