Michel Laubu, creator and artistic director of Turak since 1985, and Emili Hufnagel, co- director of the
company since 15 years.
Michel Laubu presents his theater in France and abroad ( Indonésie, Russie, Syrie, Norvège...). He was
artisartner at Volcan, national stage of Havre, at Bateau Feu, national stage of Dunkerque, at Subsistances
in Lyon...In short terms, he brings in France and abroad this strange theater, poetic and visual. The company has
just its birthday of 30 years in 2015.
Emili Hufnagel, accomplice of Michel Laubu, co-writes the projects with him. She is also a comedian in
all the shows of Turak.
Turak in few words
Turak, is a Theater of Objects and Puppet company, that develops a visual theater «all ground compatible»
fed by diverted objects, by old or imaginary mythologies, by languages in multiple and invented accents.
Known for its research work around the object, Turak mixes the puppet forms, the gestural theater and the
plastic exploration. This tinkered poetry could be situated in the crossroads of the dance, the gestural theater
and the plastic arts.
The artistic approach of Turak lays on a game with the used object. Imaginary past, born from «the used of the object»,
memory and marks of an invented civilization, it is from this fictitious archaeology that shows and exhibitions are created.
The shows written and staged by Michel Laubu thus address a very wide public. Every image having several levels
of reading, the doors of access are not lacking. It is a writing in strata, with « theater in all the floors».
Born in 1976 in Toulouse. Lives and works in Paris.
He has cultivated a fascination for European royal dynasties; a fascination that makes him revisit,
distort and reinvent official portraits and scenes of these figures by collage on canvas. By this mean,
the artist tries to rescue them from oblivion and give them new lives and legends.