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Page Blanche

  • Duration: 1 h
  • France
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  • 822 vues


With the help of the artists and performers of Compagnie Lucamoros, the city walls begin to “sing and paint” their own story. A visual, musical and choreographic journey plays out across huge canvases, forming a series of improvised screens.

Stretched tight over an immense scaffold, like a vast blank page, a canvas fills up with painted and engraved images right before the audience’s eyes. Part collective fresco, part real-time comic book, composed and set to music by half a dozen young painter-singers, Page Blanche is a story packed with stories… “The world does not exist if it isn’t painted and sung”, say the Australian aborigines... Luc Amoros takes that proverb literally, combining dazzling visual artistry with atmospheric sound design (featuring music by Richard Harmelle) and high-octane performances. Page Blanche maintains the company’s high standards, adding a new level of graphical performance into the mix. The stage set-up itself is highly original, consisting primarily of a huge scaffold. This monumental structure occupies a dual, somewhat paradoxical role as both screen and window onto the flip-side of the façade. Comprised of nine boxes with moveable partitions covered with plastic sheeting, the scaffold becomes a vast canvas or comic book page. Enter a troupe of remarkable painter-actor-singers who soon strike up an incredible ballet of movements, keeping time with the conductor’s baton... To the rhythms of a live band, their paintings, engravings and graphic movements merge and meld in an original narrative process. A choreographic vision of the painter’s art, moving from the individual to the collective.

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  • Music composed by: Richard Harmelle
  • Performers: Agnès Bourgeois, Katharina Ernst, Pierre  Biebuyck, Suzanne Berelowitch, Sylvie Eder, Aude Ardoin (painting, engraving, singing), Jérôme Fohrer (music)
  • Technical design/Construction: Vincent Frossard
  • Graphic consultant: Joseph Kieffer
  • Technical team: Vincent Frossard (general technical director) Martin Descourvières, Emmanuel Coutin (stage and lights) Nicolas Menoux (sound engineer)
  • Co-produced by: Compagnie Lucamoros ; Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture and Pflasterspektakel
  • Grants and help: Atelier 231/Sotteville-les-Rouen ; Le Fourneau en Bretagne/Brest ; L’Abattoir/Châlon-sur-Saône ; Le Moulin fondu/Noisy-le-Sec ; Centres Nationaux pour les Arts de Rue Moselle Arts Vivants ; La Halle Verrière/Meisenthal ; Le Hangar/Amiens ; L'Usine, lieu conventionné pour les arts de la rue/Tournefeuille/Grand Toulouse ; Cultures France With the support of: DRAC ; Région Alsace ; SACD ; Ministère de la Culture ; Conseil Régional d’Alsace ; Conseil Général du Bas-Rhin ; Ville de Strasbourg
  • Photos credits : Maurice Melliet

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  • Place of capture : Vesunna
  • Collection : Mimos 2012