Les Somnambules

Les Somnambules

the show

Premiered in September 2015 at the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières

Shadow and music theatre
all ages (7 years and older)

An old neighbourhood destined for demolition makes room for a dehumanised modern city. But even the best-set plans cannot withstand the unexpected… As the night goes on and the city falls asleep, the dreams of its inhabitants intertwine and transform the city into a place of infinite possibilities.

Les somnambules evokes these contemporary urban transformations with irony and poetry, sketching a city whose many contours are redrawn by its inhabitants.

This story unfolds through a spectacular large-scale model of the city brought to life by shadows and lights, with four puppeteers and two musicians leading the audience into a swell of imagination.

The Team

Idea and design: Les ombres portées
Manipulation and lights: 4 puppeteers
Erol Gülgönen, Florence Kormann, Marion Lefebvre, Claire Van Zande
Music and sound effects: 2 musicians playing live
Séline Gülgönen (clarinet, accordion), Simon Plane (trumpet, euphonium, percussion)
Lighting: Nicolas Dalban-Moreynas
Sound: Corentin Vigot and Frédéric Laügt (alternating)
Distribution: Christelle Lechat
Former team members who have left to pursue other ventures: Jérôme Mathieu (lighting), Cyril Ollivier (music)
Special thanks to Damien Daufresne, Grégoire Martin, Eric Patin, Céline Schmitt and Samuel Remy for help with the construction; Baptiste Bouquin and Léo Maurel for the music; as well as Laura Fouqueré, Emmanuel Kormann, Evelyne Lohr and Elsa Vanzande
A special mention to Olivier Cueto, who imagined, created and performed this show for many years and who passed away in March 2020.

partners

APEAI et la Maison des Enfants du Quercy, Le Bouyssou • Le Colombier des Arts, Plainoiseau • Côté Cour, scène conventionnée jeune public, Franche-Comté • Espace Périphérique, Parc de la Villette - Mairie de Paris • La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée • Festival Momix et le CREA, scène conventionnée Jeune Public d’Alsace, Kingersheim • Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières • La Fonderie, Le Mans • L’Hectare, Vendôme • Hostellerie de Pontempeyrat • Le Magasin, Saint Loup Géanges • La Nef - Manufacture d’utopies, Pantin • Premières Lignes 2014, L’Atelier à Spectacle, scène conventionnée de Dreux • Le Tas de Sable, Amiens • Théâtre de l’Agora, scène nationale Evry Essonne • Théâtre du Soleil, Paris • L’Usinotopie, Villemur-sur-Tarn

Arcadi Île-de-France • Conseil Général de l’Essonne • Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - DRAC Île-de-France

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2019 / 2020

Les Somnambules
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (78 - FR)
Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, scène nationale
From 14 to March 17, 2020
CANCELED SHOW
Les Somnambules
Lisbon (Portugal)
Centro Cultural de Belem
From 22 to May 23, 2020
CANCELED SHOW

2018 / 2019

Les Somnambules
Saint-Etienne (42-FR)
Opéra de Saint-Étienne
From 21 to Nov. 24, 2018
Les Somnambules
Enghien-les-Bains (95 - FR)
CDA Scène conventionnée Écritures Numériques
From 7 to Feb. 8, 2019
Les Somnambules
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (88 - FR)
Espace Georges Sadoul
From 12 to March 15, 2019
Les Somnambules
Lunéville (54 - FR)
Festival FACTO / la Méridienne
From 25 to April 27, 2019

2017 / 2018

Les Somnambules
La Roche sur Yon (85 - FR)
Le Grand R
From 13 to Dec. 15, 2017
Les Somnambules
Poitiers (86 - FR)
Les petits devant, les grands derrière, Centre de Beaulieu
From 14 to Jan. 17, 2018
Les Somnambules
Château-Gontier (53 - FR)
Le Carré
From 31 January to Feb. 1, 2018
Les Somnambules
Saumur (49 - FR)
Le Dôme
From 8 to Feb. 9, 2018
Les Somnambules
Vandœuvre-Lès-Nancy (54 - FR)
Centre Culturel André Malraux
From 14 to Feb. 17, 2018
Les Somnambules
Ruffec (16 - FR)
La Canopée
From 25 to Feb. 26, 2018
Les Somnambules
Vitry-le-François (51 - FR)
EPCC Bords 2 Scènes
From 21 to March 23, 2018
Les Somnambules
Toulouse (31 - FR)
Théâtre National de Toulouse
From 4 to April 6, 2018
Les Somnambules
Arras (62 - FR)
Tandem Scène Nationale
From 12 to April 13, 2018
Les Somnambules
Uijeongbu (South Korea)
Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival
From 16 to May 20, 2018
Les Somnambules
Gwangmyeong (South Korea)
Gwangmyeong Theatre
From 1 to June 2, 2018

2016 / 2017

Les Somnambules
Noisiel (77 - FR)
La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale
From 1 to Oct. 6, 2016
Les Somnambules
Angers (49 - FR)
Le Quai
From 17 to Nov. 19, 2016
Les Somnambules
Sénart (77 - FR)
Le Théâtre, scène nationale
From 8 to March 11, 2017
Les Somnambules
Aubervilliers (93 - FR)
L’Embarcadère, as part of the 2017 BIAM
May 9, 2017
Les Somnambules
Evry Courcouronnes (91 - FR)
Théâtre de l’Agora, scène nationale de l'Essonne
From 12 to May 13, 2017

2015 / 2016

Les Somnambules
Charleville-Mézières (08 - FR)
Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes (premier)
From 19 to Sept. 20, 2015
Les Somnambules
Strasbourg (67 - FR)
TJP
From 20 to Jan. 25, 2016
Les Somnambules
Kingersheim (68 - FR)
Momix festival international jeune public
From 29 to Jan. 30, 2016
Les Somnambules
Pont-Audemer (27 - FR)
L’Eclat
Feb. 26, 2016
Les Somnambules
Garges-les-Gonesse (95 - FR)
Espace Lino Ventura
From 22 to March 23, 2016
Les Somnambules
Gentilly (94 - FR)
Festival Courants d’Arts
June 1, 2016
Les Somnambules
Groningen (The Netherlands)
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival
From 23 to Aug. 24, 2016

2014 / 2015

Les Somnambules
Pantin (93 - FR)
End of residence at La Nef, Manufacture d’utopies
From 5 to March 6, 2015
Les Somnambules
Kingersheim (68 - FR)
End of residence at CREA, Festival Momix
July 8, 2015