DJ 93 is the first Archaos show created specifically for theatrical venues. A disc jockey gives rhythm to the tumultuous lives of the principal characters, some of whom appeared in previous shows by Archaos: the biker, the metal clowns, the bouinax (workers), the butcher, the bees, and other original acrobats that perform both on the ground and in the air.
The stage design and technical elements (mechanical devices, special effects, pyrotechnics) used by the twenty or so artists have been designed to work safely in large theaters.
The scenography and “cinematic” staging set the pace for the adventures of these extravagant characters.
Performers: Grégoire Meunier, Raquel Rache de Andrade, Ana Rache de Andrade, Jean Pierre Venet, Michèle Barboux, Laurent Barboux, Serge Froissard, Marc Gely, Fred Touch, Laurent Desflèche, Gérard Clarté or Martin Schwietzke or Jérôme Thomas, Youssef Benslama, Abdou Salam Benslama, Driss Benseddick, Salvador Bugalovales or Pierre Dumur, Suzy Longbottom, Colin Campbell, Hélène de Vallombreuse or Capucine Renard, Stephan Depont, Wolfgang Affolter, Dirk Steinhausen
“Early shows such as Le Chapiteau de Cordes and Métal Clown were about exclusion and confrontation, consumer society and struggle... Guy Carrara’s script conveys a dramatic and poetic sensibility, one that the performers draw a sense of liberty from in the service of this above-all instinctive art. Together, they dynamize the stage and create a specific scenographic ‘envelope’ for each show… the sad facets of reality are always mixed with the poetry of the imaginary. A conceptual space, a fairy-tale space where juggler’s flippers, a tin shield, lawn chairs, and a gigantic disco truck can appear before the astonished eyes of the audience. The company, as shown once again with DJ 93, is not afraid of mixing genres or people… It’s not surprising that they didn’t have to wait long for success… But despite the recognition, they are never satisfied because, as their artistic director explains, ‘our quality is that we start from scratch with each show, our goal is not to refine, because we never set out to respect any particular form when it comes to the final creation…’”
– Tristan Thérond, Culture Communication, December 2010-January 2011