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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2021 / 2022

Les Somnambules
Creil (60 - FR)
La Faïencerie, scène conventionnée
From February 03 to 4, 2022
schedule: Thursday 3rd at 10 am & 2 pm (school) - Friday 4th at 8 pm

2019 / 2020

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

2018 / 2019

Les Somnambules
Saint-Etienne (42-FR)
Opéra de Saint-Étienne
From November 21 to 24, 2018
Les Somnambules
Enghien-les-Bains (95 - FR)
CDA Scène conventionnée Écritures Numériques
From February 07 to 8, 2019
Les Somnambules
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (88 - FR)
Espace Georges Sadoul
From March 12 to 15, 2019
Les Somnambules
Lunéville (54 - FR)
Festival FACTO / la Méridienne
From April 25 to 27, 2019

2017 / 2018

Les Somnambules
La Roche sur Yon (85 - FR)
Le Grand R
From December 13 to 15, 2017
Les Somnambules
Poitiers (86 - FR)
Les petits devant, les grands derrière, Centre de Beaulieu
From January 14 to 17, 2018
Les Somnambules
Château-Gontier (53 - FR)
Le Carré
From January 31 to Feb. 1, 2018
Les Somnambules
Saumur (49 - FR)
Le Dôme
From February 08 to 9, 2018
Les Somnambules
Vandœuvre-Lès-Nancy (54 - FR)
Centre Culturel André Malraux
From February 14 to 17, 2018
Les Somnambules
Ruffec (16 - FR)
La Canopée
From February 25 to 26, 2018
Les Somnambules
Vitry-le-François (51 - FR)
EPCC Bords 2 Scènes
From March 21 to 23, 2018
Les Somnambules
Toulouse (31 - FR)
Théâtre National de Toulouse
From April 04 to 6, 2018
Les Somnambules
Arras (62 - FR)
Tandem Scène Nationale
From April 12 to 13, 2018
Les Somnambules
Uijeongbu (South Korea)
Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival
From May 16 to 20, 2018
Les Somnambules
Gwangmyeong (South Korea)
Gwangmyeong Theatre
From June 01 to 2, 2018

2016 / 2017

Les Somnambules
Noisiel (77 - FR)
La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale
From October 01 to 6, 2016
Les Somnambules
Angers (49 - FR)
Le Quai
From November 17 to 19, 2016
Les Somnambules
Sénart (77 - FR)
Le Théâtre, scène nationale
From March 08 to 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 May 12 to 13, 2017

2015 / 2016

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

2014 / 2015

Les Somnambules
Pantin (93 - FR)
End of residence at La Nef, Manufacture d’utopies
From March 05 to 6, 2015
Les Somnambules
Kingersheim (68 - FR)
End of residence at CREA, Festival Momix
July 8, 2015