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LES PIETONS (article first published : 1999-11-11)

The highly-acclaimed French comic troupe Les Piétons will perform in Durban's city centre on November 11 at a time to be confirmed, but probably between 13h00 and 14h00. This highly acclaimed group has played the Standard Bank National Arts festival in Grahamstown several times and is always highly popular.

Les Piétons ("the pedestrians") is a five-man street theatre company from France founded 12 years ago. It has performed all over the world under the direction of Jean-Marie Maddeddu. Street theatre dates back to mediaeval times and Les Piétons incorporate all the traditional elements of this genre in their performances, such as clowning and acrobatic feats as well as improvisation, magic and dance.

The free performance will probably take place in front of Tourism Durban on the corner of Gardiner and Pine Streets instead of its originally scheduled venue, the City Hall. However, one of the members of the troupe climbs anything he can, including walls, and the authorities were afraid of the consequences of someone climbing the City Hall's wall because of the poor condition of the building.




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