La renverse

La renverse

The show

premier set for 31 May and 1 June 2024 in Senlis at the jardin du prieuré Saint-Maurice with la Faïencerie, théâtre de Creil

shadow and music theatre
a show for all ages
performed in the public space

A lighthouse keeper discovers the logbook of a lonely sailor. After reading the final pages, which evoke as much mystery as they do desperation, he decides to set off in search of the sailor’s sinking ship. This moment marks the beginning of an extraordinary journey that will take him to lands he once thought were beyond his wildest imagination.

Drawing on the tradition of the carnival arts and shadow theatre, this story is told by three musicians and three performers. Their stage is a small travelling theatre installed in the public space, which lights up at nightfall. Poetic and dreamlike, the combination of shadow theatre, voice and music takes the audience on a journey of discovery through a fabulous universe that invites us to think about our world and to imagine the myriad of ways we can construct it.

The team

Conception and text writing: Les ombres portées

Set and shadow design: Erol Gülgönen, Florence Kormann, Christophe Pagnon, Claire Van Zande
Musical composition: Séline Gülgönen, Fabien Guyot, Jean Lucas
Sound design: Frédéric Laügt, Corentin Vigot
Lighting design: Nicolas Dalban-Moreynas, Thibault Moutin
Stage manager: Donatien Letort

Costumes: Violaine de Maupeou
Production and distribution: Christelle Lechat
Production and administration : Sarah Eliot and Guillaume André (until January 2024)

Construction of the scenic structure: Les ombres portées in partnership with Nil Obstrat

With help from: Baptiste Bouquin (outside ear), Susanna Hsing (catering), Léo Maurel (sound effects), Cécile Mazelin (stage manager help)

partners

Co–production and artist residencies:
• La Faïencerie, théâtre de Creil
• Le Théâtre-Sénart, scène nationale • Risotto, réseau pour l’essor des arts de la rue et de l’espace public en Île-de-France
• Nil Obstrat, centre de création de Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône
• Espace Périphérique, co-géré par La Villette et la Ville de Paris
• PIVO, Pôle itinérant du Val d’Oise avec Point communs, scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise/Val d’Oise
• Le Sablier, Centre national de la marionnette, Ifs et Dives-sur-mer
• La Lisière, lieu de création pour les arts de la rue et l’espace public, Bruyères-le-Châtel
• Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes

Artistic grants:
• Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, DRAC Île-de-France
• Région Île-de-France

Study and realisation of the structure:
• Nil Obstrat, centre de création artistique et technique dédié aux Arts de la rue, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône

We are currently looking for additional partners.

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2023 / 2024

La renverse
Creil (FR - 60)
Artistic residency at La Faïencerie, théâtre de Creil
From September 11 to 20, 2023
La renverse
Paris (FR - 75)
Artistic residency at Espace Périphérique, co-managed by La Villette and the City of Paris
From October 30 to Nov. 10, 2023
La renverse
Sénart (77 - FR)
Artistic residency at Théâtre-Sénart, scène nationale
From February 12 to 23, 2024
La renverse
Bruyères-le-Châtel (91)
Artistic residency at La Lisière, place of creation for street arts and arts in the public space
From May 10 to 18, 2024
La renverse
Senlis (FR - 60)
Premiere at Senlis in the jardin du prieuré Saint-Maurice with La Faïencerie, théâtre de Creil
From May 31 to June 1, 2024

2022 / 2023

La renverse
Creil (60)
Résidence à La Faïencerie, théâtre de Creil
From October 13 to 28, 2022
La renverse
Sénart (77 - FR)
Résidence au Théâtre-Sénart, scène nationale
From June 05 to 17, 2023