l’Un dans l’Autre
[One in the Other]
Premiered november 2015
A visual and musical performance for a well-matched couple
Featuring integrated and operated puppets, masks, shadow play and music
Duration: 50 min – all audiences, 12 years and over
Picture the happy scene: a man and a woman – or, perhaps, a woman and a man? Actually, it’s a couple – merged, matching, normal, in their floral-patterned home, with not a crease in sight. A pretty, golden cage, wherein tinkles the tiny mechanism of “normal” happiness. With a matching bedspread.
Then comes the night, carrying, in its dreamlike spaces, the combined bodies, with their secrets, their minor transgressions and their magnificent ambiguities. The masculine and the feminine get the measure of each other and then merge. One in the other, they reinvent themselves as tender mutants, in a visual and musical performance without words, amid wires, pulleys and puppets.
She and he navigate this initiatory quest, which blurs the genders and challenges the conventions of a binary society. Like a microcosm that gently questions our notions of couple identity.
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.
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