BOUGE-DE-LA means "react"

BOUGE-DE-LA is an international small scale touring theatre company with a magical style. We create exciting new work by exploring the relationship between design and performance. By juxtaposing emotionally charged imagery with surreal humour and poetic movement, the impact of BOUGE-DE-LA is directed at the senses.

BOUGE-DE-LA was founded by Lucy O'Rorke (UK) and Aurelian Koch (Switzerland) after they trained together at the Ecole Internationale du Theatre Jacques Lecoq and at the Laboratory for the Study of Movement in Paris. They are now based in Oxford in the UK where they work as directors, designers and performers of their own unique performances.


Director: Linus Tunstrˆm (Sweden). Toured nationally in the UK and internationally with the support of the British Council (link) and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

"Bouge-de-l‡ are in the vanguard of unpretentious, though-provoking new European theatre." ABC, Madrid 1995

THE MAN WHO ATE HIS SHOES - a gothic mystery 1995/6 (pic)
Director: Mark Whitelaw (UK - The Glee Club). Toured nationally in the UK including the British Festival of Visual Theatre (BAC, London). The piece involved the collaboration of a writer/director, a composer and a film special effects artist. Supported by Southern Arts (link)

"A rare and emotive spectacle that both gripped the senses and fired the imagination. A work of brilliance." Bath Chronicle 1996

"The cast of three move through ever-changing images with perfectly timed and executed skill...the transformations are quite breathtaking." Venue Magazine, Bristol 1996

UNDER GLASS 1996/97 (pic)
Director: Andrew Dawson (UK - Mime Theatre Project). Toured nationally in the UK including the British Festival of Visual Theatre (BAC, London), Moving Parts (MAC, Birmingham) and Beyond Words (The Hawth, Crawley). Co-commissioned by Pegasus Theatre, Oxford and supported by Southern Arts (link).
"Admirably detailed and moving performances." The Independent 1997
"An accomplished blend of human skill and technical design that shows just how much can be conveyed without words - Remarkable." What's On London 1997

TIME FLYING 1997/98 (pic)
Director: Andrew Dawson (UK - Mime Theatre Project). Toured nationally selling out at over half the venues visited. Commissioned by South East Touring Agency with support from South East Arts (link) and Southern Arts (link).
"This production is just what is needed to engage new audiences while enthralling the converted." The Stage 1997
"A stylish synthesis of dramatic exposition, design and movement." Total Theatre 1997