Colored People


Colored People is a 30-year old show which was created by accident, recalls François Léger who, together with Bruno Schnebelin, has been running the company Ilotopie since 1980. The actors entirely covered in bright colors were initially part of the 1985 show L’Île aux Topies in Port Saint Louis. At the end of the performance, the artists had to walk across the town to the nearest shower and the reaction of the passers-by to the sight of colored bodies was so sensational that Léger decided to transform the incident in an artistic intervention in the public space. The show Colored People went around the world, from Canada to Brazil, Europe and Asia.