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».
The work of Mireille Robbe is a research on herself through her suitcase in Maurice
Van Saene’s painting workshop in Saint Luc - Brussels, reading, intuition, ...
In 2012, one of her works of the V.I.T.R.I.O.L. series sent her on the path of hidden
symbols, which led her to Alchemy (and C.G. Jung) or, in simple terms, to the philosophy
of nature, of the universe. An inexhaustible source of information and inspiration.
She integrates this symbolism and philosophy only in her way of thinking and not in
the first visual layer of her works.
You will realize that all of her concepts are interconnected, even if they look different.
This visual difference is partly explainable by the fact that the chosen medium is a function
of the concept and not vice versa.
The common thread in her work is to show us the ingenuity of nature, allow us to reflect
about details that escape us because of their so-called obviousness.
Mireille Robbe, 1962, Brussels. Lives and works in Louvain (Belgium).
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