Haut les Mains company was born in Lyon in 2007 under the leadership of Franck Stalder.
Franck Stalder himself creates the puppets he manipulates on stage. Its main handling system is atypical: an organization of rods, threads and sticks, accomplishing mixed recovery and novelty, which accompanies the puppet in a great autonomy.
The first performances of the company are without words: music accomplishes a large part of drama.
In Choses & Autres (2015) and Contre Mémoire (2018), the word appears under the pens of Jacques Prévert and Pierre Dodet, and the puppets grow to almost human size.
For each new creation, Franck Stalder surrounds himself with musicians and actors of various horizons, bringing a unique sensibility to each of the artistic propositions.