Eyeball Planet presents the American premiere of Jean Jacques Rousseau's play Narcisse, a masterpiece which the legendary philosopher wrote at the age of 18 years old. Narcisse has never been performed in the United States and will make its contemporary debut in a stunning, surrealistic and experimental production.
Narcisse is an utterly contemporary drama that deals with the problem of narcissism and sexual ambiguity. The play is about a man who falls in love with an image of himself dressed as a woman and explores contemporary issues of desire, self-obsession and the difficulty of the relation between the sexes. This is the first collaboration of Eyeball Planet created in 2004 by director Anne Deneys-Tunney, member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab. Narcisse is a resolutely exploratory and experimental production which combines an 18th Century English translation of Rousseau's play with contemporary music, modern dance and movement in order to express what Blanchot would calls Rousseau's extreme contemporaniety.