Plis / Sons

Photos: Dominique Vérité


A symphony for crumpled paper

from 10 months to 4 years old

Direction: Laurent Dupont

Interpretation: Marie Fraschina et Laurent Dupont

Music composition: Bruno Bernard

Scenography: Christine Vadrot

Created in March 2005

Production: ACTA, conventionned company: Conseil départemental du Val-d’Oise, City of Villiers-le-Bel. ACTA is subsidised by the DRAC Île-de-France through a territory convention, and by the Île-de-France Regional Council through an artistic permanence convention.

Coproductions: AMALYS – GLITTERBIRD (Culture 2000) | City of Chalon-sur-Saône, Mosaïques (71) | Nicéphore Cité (Chalon-sur-Saône – 71)

Plis / Sons” (“Folds / Sounds”) is a plastic proposition, a mirror game between music, material and light, a game between a singer and a “machinist”, with paper in all its states.

She… folds, caresses, crumples, ruffles, stretches, tears. The voice shapes like the gesture. Sounds emerge from the material.

He… captures, transforms, modulates and restores. His machines shape the sounds. A complicity begins, inviting to listen to the images suggested by a set of light sculptures, in balance, which transfigure the space.

Symphony for crumpled paper, triturated, lifted in all directions with the refined gestures of mime. This paper opera alternates grandiloquence and humour, baby’s grumbling and multiple figures obtained by folding, shaking and setting in motion white sheets contrasting with the blue of the actors’ costumes. This is enough to fascinate very young children, who are captivated by a density that evokes the Japanese world in its forms and, in brief moments, the Italian world with its fanfare and comical gestures.

Henriette Bichonnier, Télérama (MARCH 2006)

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