Telerama, February 2011

Rosita Boisseau

“It’s certainly an amusing idea. But also surprising and attractive, so you ask yourself how it will appear on stage. Choreographing a solo about a scarecrow, that poor old thing we still sometimes see in fields, is certainly not for everyone. You have to be called Karine Ponties and to already have a taste for the fantastic and incongruous to attempt portraying such a character. And so we have “Babil”, performed by one man, who embodies this piece of wood, draped in clothing to scare the birds away. The ability of Ponties to extract astonishing sensations from bizarre elements makes this performance the kind we like. Anything but ordinary.”

Rosita BOISSEAU, Télérama / Sortir, 2 February 2011