l’Un dans l’Autre
[One in the Other]
Premiered november 2015
A wordless visual and musical show
Duration: 50 min – all audiences, 12 years and over
What a lovely picture: a man and a woman, or is it a woman and a man?
Actually, a couple, mixed, well matched, normal, in their house with flowery wallpaper without a single crease. A beautiful golden cage where tinkles the little mechanics of ‘normal’ happiness, with a matching bedspread.
Then night carries the combined bodies to its dreamlike spaces, with their secrets, their small transgressions and beautiful ambiguities. The masculine and feminine size each other up and blend. They are reinventing themselves as tender mutants, in a visual and musical world, between wire pulleys and puppets.
She and he go through this initiatory quest which blurs genders and heckles the conventions of a binary society. A tiny output of the frame that gently questions our perceptions of identity within the couple.
Design, puppet construction, dramaturgy and staging: Delphine Bardot and Santiago Moreno
Music and sound devices: Santiago Moreno
Puppet handling and dramaturgy consultant:
Movement consultant: Boris Laffite
Costume and stage design: Daniel Trento
Light design and construction: Valentin Monin
Music consultant: Gabriel Fabing
Technician: Phil Colin
Production: Claire Girod
Production assistant: Aurélie Burgun
Co-production and support: Centre culturel André-Malraux, Vandoeuvre National Theatre – Théâtre Gérard-Philipe, Frouard publicly founded theatre – La Nef, Fabrique des cultures actuelles of Saint Dié – La Méridienne, Lunéville, publicly founded theatre – Maison Folie Moulins of Lille – Théâtre Ici et Là of Mancieulles, publicly founded theatre.
Technical support: La Manufacture, National Drama Center of Nancy – Théâtre en Kit of Tomblaine.
This project received the production support of the DRAC Grand-Est and the residency support of DRAC Grand-Est / Agence Culturelle d’Alsace.
“Fascinating show, which takes up the question of the couple, the roles it distributes and the symbols with which it is adorned (…). Masks, a puppet with double head, come to multiply the identities and sow more trouble, creating Janus half-man and half-woman. The staging, in this space of play that evolves and grows as the erasure of hypermastered reality of the conscious, is extraordinarily effective to plunge all these forms in penises in which all the transformations are possible. (…) The show is intelligent. It’s beautiful theater, one that asks questions but does not impose answers.”
Mathieu Dochterman, Toutelaculture.com
“With the background of the current theme of the deconstruction of the genre, this polymorphous staging subtly combines masks, castelet, shadow theater and prestidigitation to paint a portrait of the workings of behavior in the life of two. (…). Pictures that follow each other with the precision of a watchmaker, an impeccable game from the actors, puppets of impressive realism: all the ingredients of a show of high quality are gathered. If the muteness of the company La Mue / tte could discourage fans of a text theater, it does not fail to embark the viewer in a comical and poetic experience with a sensuality.”
Esther Renier, Théâtre Actu