THE PUPPET BALL
Camille Trouvé & Brice Berthoud
CDN de Normandie-Rouen ~ Les Anges au Plafond
Suspended on racks on either side of a ballroom dance floor, 130 puppets wait for spectators to enter under the lights and come to life in their arms. Human-sized puppets, castanets, hats, masks and colorful costumes already seem to vibrate with the first notes of the orchestra. To the sound of intoxicating Latino tunes, the ringleaders set the tone: love and death meet to dance while there's still time! In this great carnival of life, there are no laymen or experts: only a host of puppeteers to set this multitude of inanimate beings in motion. From the basics of manipulation to the revision of a few steps and footwork, all the keys are given to let yourself be carried away. From couple dances to collective choreography, the dance floor takes on the allure of a Mexican fiesta of the Día de los Muertos. Who will lead the dance, love or death? Which puppet or human will lead the other in this devil's dance? With this festive experience, conceived in 2020 to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Les Anges au Plafond duo Camille Trouvé and Brice Berthoud invite us to dance with the inanimate, as if to remind us all that we are alive.
Puppeteers and directors, Camille Trouvé and Brice Berthoud created Les Anges au Plafond in 2000 to develop a multi-disciplinary project at the crossroads of the arts: theater, visual arts, movement arts, new magic and music. This cross-disciplinary approach is the driving force behind their research, helping to establish the puppet arts as a vector for innovation and aesthetic renewal. Their artistic language revolves around 3 main axes: the gesture of manipulation, space and the breath of epic - from founding myths to the figures of contemporary artists. For over twenty years, they have been associated with various theaters. As director of Center Dramatique National de Normandie-Rouen Since October 2021, Camille Trouvé and Brice Berthoud have been developing a lively creative theater project, open to the world, for a collaborative, unifying and generous venue. The pair's ambition is to bring tomorrow's stories and aesthetics to the stage through transdisciplinarity and cross-fertilization of the arts. In 2023, Kaori Ito invites them to join the committee of artists accompanying the TJP project.
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14H | AGES 10 AND UP | 45 min.
You don't need to know any dance steps or be a puppeteer to take to the dance floor. An hour before the festivities begin, the company invites you to a puppet warm-up to learn how to manipulate puppets and get into the swing of things. The basics of manipulation and the revision of a few steps: the keys are given to let yourself be carried away by this ball with the allure of a Día de los Muertos Mexican fiesta.
- For holders of a place for the Puppet Ball
- Up to 30 people
- Reservations required: 03 88 35 70 10 or to email@example.com
ON THE TRACK CAMILLE TROUVÉ ALTERNATING WITH MARIE GIRARDIN, JONAS COUTANCIER ALTERNATING WITH ANTONIN DUFEUTRELLE, AWENA BURGESS
STAGE DIRECTION BRICE BERTHOUD ASSISTED BY MARIE GIRARDIN
SCENOGRAPHY BRICE BERTHOUD ASSISTED BY ADÈLE ROMIEU
MUSICAL COMPOSITION AND ARRANGEMENTS FERNANDO FISZBEIN
DRUMS AND PERCUSSION ARNAUD BISCAY ALTERNATING WITH JAVIER ESTRELLA
GUITAR NICOLAS RICHARD ALTERNATING WITH SIMON DRAPPIER
CLARINETTE CLEMENT CARATINI ALTERNATING WITH JEAN-BRICE GODET
TROMBONE MICHAEL BALLUE ALTERNATING WITH LUCAS OUNISSI
ACCORDÉON PIERRE CUSSAC ON SANDWICH COURSES WITH YOHANN JUEL
COUNTERBASS SIMON DRAPPIER ALTERNATING WITH JULIETTE HERBET
DANCERS THE AUDIENCE UP TO 300 SPECTATORS
PUPPET BUILDING AMÉLIE MADELINE, CAMILLE TROUVÉ, JONAS COUTANCIER HELPED BY FRANÇOIS MARTINIER FROM L'ESAT DE PLAISIR
CREATION COSTUMES SÉVERINE THIEBAULT, BARBARA TORDEUXAIDED BY CATHERINE FOURNIER FROM L'ESAT DE PLAISIR
SET CONSTRUCTION SALEM BEN BELKACEM - LIGHTING DESIGN NICOLAS LAMATIÈRE
SOUND DESIGN ÉTIENNE GRAINDORGE, SIMON MARAIS
CREATION OF THE SINGER'S ROLE YAËL RASOOLY
STAGE MANAGEMENT PHILIPPE DESMULIE, ADÈLE ROMIEU, YVAN BERNARDET
SOUND MANAGER ÉTIENNE GRAINDORGE, TANIA VOLKE
CHOREOGRAPHIC LOOK CÉCILIA S.
MASK COLLABORATION LA BRICHE FORAINE
PRODUCTION CDN DE NORMANDIE-ROUEN ~ LES ANGES AU PLAFOND / THE ANGELS ON THE CEILING COPRODUCTION MARTO! FESTIVAL, THÉÂTRE 71 - SCÈNE NATIONALE DE MALAKOFF, ENSEMBLE 2E2M, LE TANGRAM - SCÈNE NATIONALE D'ÉVREUX-LOUVIERS, THÉÂTRE JEAN ARP - SCÈNE TERRITORIALE POUR LES ARTS DE LA MARIONNETTE, LE THÉÂTRE D'OBJET ET AUTRES FORMES MÊLÉES DE CLAMART, L'ENTRACTE - SCÈNE CONVENTIONNÉE DE SABLÉ-SUR-SARTHE, CENTER CULTUREL JACQUES DUHAMEL - VITRÉ / SUPPORT RÉGION ÎLE-DE-FRANCE, VILLE DE MALAKOFF, THÉÂTRE EURYDICE - ESAT DE PLAISIR
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