MonStreS

Production for young audience

for 3 dancers against a setting

of mirrors

Conception La BaZooKa (Etienne Cuppens et Sarah Crépin)

Chorrgraphy Sarah Crépin

Dancers Sarah Crépin, Piet Defrancq, Claire Laureau

Costumes Marion Egner et Marie-Madeleine Gallard

Lights design Christophe Olivier & Benjamin Lebrun

Music Steve Reich

Sound design Etienne Cuppens

Set construction Vincent Le Bodo

Production La BaZooKa

Coproduction Le Rive Gauche, Scène conventionnée pour la danse de Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

Suuports ODIA Normandie, ONDA, Arcadi, OARA, Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon, Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute-Normandie

Duration  30 min

Rather than playing on the representation of monsters the way we imagine them (scary, strangely shaped…), I preferred the notion of imaginary friends. Invisible creatures so present in the childhood for being a guide, a scape-goat, a confidant and finally a helper for growing and learning.

This type of character was already present within the "BaZooKian" world under the form of “Egyptian mummy”. This was therefore the character which was used again but with the addition of hands on the head and the body, this being inspired from the imaginative friend I had as a child.

The contribution of sounds by Etienne Cuppens who inserted the dialogue in the movie “The Thing from an Other World” also gives an off-beat style to the production and a funnier aspect, more linked to the science fiction style. These sounds also open up a new thought: the creatures we are may be considered as monsters but we also may be seen as explorers looking for monsters.

Sarah Crépin

 

PréasenPrevious dates

 

SAINT-ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY (76)  - October 13 - 17, 2008 | Le Rive-Gauche

CANTELEU (76)  - December, 4 & 5, 2008 | ECFM

BLANQUEFORT (33)  - June, 11 - 14, 2009 |  Festival L'Echapée Belle

PONT-AUDEMER (27)  - November 30, 2009 | L’Eclat

SAINT-VALERY-EN CAUX (76)  - December, 8 - 10, 2009 | Le Rayon Vert

ELANCOURT (78)  - December, 15 - 18, 2009 | Le Prisme

PETIT-QUEVILLY (76)  - 4 au 8 janv. 2010 | La Foudre

VIRE (14)  - 12 au 15 janv. 2010

ROUBAIX (59)  - February, 3 & 4, 2010 | Le Gymnase - Festival "Danse à Lille"

TORCY (77)  - February, 13, 2010  | La Ferme du Buisson - Festival Arcadi "Hors saison"

EVREUX (27)  - March, 5 - 10, 2010 | SN Evreux-Louviers - La Madeleine/ Le Moulin

LE HAVRE (76)  - March, 15 - 20, 2010 | Saison Côté Mômes - CCN du Havre

DECINES (69)  - March, 25 & 26, 2010 | Le Toboggan

GRENOBLE (38)  - March, 28 - 30, 2010 | Espace 600

DUBLIN  - May, 13  - 15, 2010 | The Ark

ORLEANS (45)  - October, 6 - 9, 2010 | Théâtre d'Orléans

PETIT-COURONNE (76)  - October, 12 - 14, 2010 | Le Sillon

VANVES (92)  - January, 9 - 11, 2011 | Salle Panopée - Théâtre de Vanves

POITIERS (86)  - January, 23 - 27, 2011 | Centre de Beaulieu - Pdgd

MONTARGIS (45)  - January, 30 - February 2, 2011 | Le Hangar

CARQUEFOU (44)  - February, 4 & 5 févr. 2011 | Théâtre de la Fleuriaye

DIJON (21)  - February, 21 - 23 févr. 2011 | Festival ABC " A Pas contés"

MARLY-LA-VILLE (95)  - March, 29 - April 1, 2011 |  Salle Lucien Jean

MAUBEUGE (59)  - April, 12 & 13, 2011 |  Le Manège, Scène Nationale

SAINT-BRIEUC (22)  - January, 4 - 6, 2012 | La Passerelle, Scène Nationale

CLERMONT-FERRAND (63)  - January, 26 & 27, 2012 | Cour des trois coquins

GONFREVILLE-L'ORCHER (76)  - February, 9 - 12, 2012 | Espace Culturel de la Pointe de Caux

EU (76)  - February, 22 & 23, 2012 | Théâtre d'Eu

DUSSELDORF (DE)  - October, 21 & 23, 2012 | Tanzhaus- NRW- Düsseldorf

LE CREUSOT (71)  - November, 28 - 30, 2012 | L'Arc - Scène nationale du Creusot

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