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Puppet & music

Contact

Vanessa Longepierre
production@la-curieuse.com
+33 (0)6 10 89 14 32

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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.

Next dates
jan. 13-15

Choses et Autres
Conservatoire de musique de Melun (77)
dans le cadre de la saison culturelle

jan. 17-18

Choses & Autres
Dinan Agglomération (22)

jan. 29

Choses & Autres
Tournée FOL 81 en cours

feb. 01

Choses & Autres
Tournée FOL 81 en cours

Videos

Contre Mémoire
Temps
Choses et Autres
Accord Caboche
Histoire Papier

Shows

Contre Mémoire

Creation 2018

Contemporary & puppet theatre
For all audiences from 12
Duration : 1h15

Mr. Henri is old. He manages with his body, with his age. An old person’s life.
The memories come, so Mr. Henri remembers. The thoughts are wandering, so Mr. Henri gets busy.
He cheats boredom. And since he is alone, he says nothing. There may be something he does not say, Mr. Henri.

Contre Mémoire invites you to follow for a day the inner tribulations of a puppet. Surrounded by four interpreters-manipulators, a mirror is presented: What is the result? Did his life always give him a choice? What did he do with his ability to choose?

This is a progressive show, where the shadows of the present rub shoulders with the figures of the past, in a moving universe, at the will of the character’s internal struggle.

Équipe

Franck Stalder puppet handling
Caroline Demourgues plastic creation, acting
Pierre Dodet text, acting
Pierre Lordet music
Guillaume Tarnaud
& Cyril Gilibert
set design

Original idea by Franck Stalder
Collective directing with the assistance of Brice Berthoud & Jonas Coutancier
Les anges au plafond company
Florent Hermet photos

Coproductions

Le Train Théâtre – Scène conventionnée chanson/Scène Régionale, Portes-lès-Valence (26).
Office de la Culture et de l’Animation de Bonneville (74).
Association Kiteus
, Tournon-sur-Rhône (07).

Financial supports

DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Conseil Départemental de la Drôme

Contact

Vanessa Longepierre
production@la-curieuse.com
+33 (0)6 10 89 14 32

Temps

Creation 2017

Puppet poetry
For young audiences from 6 months, immersive show for 30 spectators
Duration : 25 min

At night Goldfish dream — They fly! ” Madoka Mayuzumi

Listen to the silence that precedes the storm. Be on the lookout for the slightest rustle. Watch the weather and recognize the beauty. Through haikus (short poems, Japanese), Temps offers us a visual, musical and sound journey through the seasons until the migration. Contemplate a parade of paintings as so many poetic bubbles to blow and contemplate.

The show is designed especially for young children. The viewer can feel rather than understand. He will need all his senses to walk through the show. This sensory approach allows everyone to receive this creation, depending on their age, their experience, and their origin.

Temps is a poetic bubble whose narration is offered in filigree. Over a cycle, this show plunges the public into an acoustic and pictorial bath.

Team

Franck Stalder
direction & puppet handling
Zakia En Nassiri
flute & sound design
Emmanuelle Joubier
lights
Florent Hermet photos
Antoine Asselineau video

Supports

Association Kiteus,
Tournon-sur-Rhône (07)
La Bobine, Grenoble (38)
Maison Pignal,
Livron-sur-Drôme (26)
Conseil départemental de la Drôme (26)

Contact

Vanessa Longepierre
production@la-curieuse.com
+33 (0)6 10 89 14 32

Choses et Autres

Création 2015 (in french)

Une mise en marionnettes et contrebasse de textes de Jacques Prévert & de Pierre Dodet, auteur contemporain.
Tout public, à partir de 7 ans
Durée : 50min

Prévert ce sont les récitations apprises, sues, puis oubliées… Ce sont aussi des cris d’alarme toujours d’actualité. La vie, l’amour, la guerre, le travail… des sujets tellement banalisés que nous en avons oublié la force, la beauté, l’atrocité et l’absurdité.
En jouant sur le passé et le présent, en donnant vie aux textes par la marionnette, l’objet, la musique, ce spectacle veut raviver les mémoires et faire rêver à nouveau que demain ne soit plus hier.

Les textes de Prévert ont été choisis pour leur beauté, leur engagement, leur profondeur et leur drôlerie. Les textes de Pierre Dodet sont des traits d’union entre les thèmes abordés, résonances ou réponses aux textes de Prévert. L’ensemble est une poésie accordée, un recueil vivant.

Équipe

Franck Stalder mise en scène, manipulation & jeu
Florent Hermet contrebasse
Pierre Dodet textes & regard extérieur
Anthony Lopez création lumière
Coline Linder illustrations de “Chanson du vitrier”
Aurélie Croissant visuel (l’oiseau)
Laetitia Gessler photos
Antoine Asselineau vidéo

Contact

Vanessa Longepierre
Production & diffusion

production@la-curieuse.com
06 10 89 14 32

Kit presse

Accord Caboche

Creation 2011

An inseparable duo of a puppet and a musician
A silent show for all audiences from 3.
Duration: 25min

Caboche : coll. french noun. Head ; strong headed, stubborn, obstinate person

High like two-eighths notes, with an offbeat personality, he is woodenheaded with suspenders and derserves an earful. His partner, a bespectacled major, a treble clef of a dissonant musical score, puts a damper on the tempo.

An obstinate chord, moderato played pizzicato.
A triple time duo, wonky like changes in pitch.

Équipe

Franck Stalder
direction, puppet handling
Thierry Nicolas music
Florent Hermet photos
Yann Lebailleux video

Contact

Vanessa Longepierre
production@la-curieuse.com
+33 (0)6 10 89 14 32

Histoire Papier

Creation 2009

Puppet, music, shadow puppets and musicians
A silent show for all audiences from 5.
Duration: 45min

The desk of an absent writer. The stacked books, the resting pen, and the waste basket aoverflowing with crumpled paper: A scene in chiaroscuro where time stands still.

This is the story of a crumpled piece of paper, which, like a seed, rootless, looks throught the land of books for a place to sprout. With its childlike innocence and its inquiring eyes, it tries to find a place foir itself into the pages and tries to face the abstruseness of the books, a frontier that cannot be crossed.

A quest for an identity, an origin, he discovers freedom.

A fragile balance between poetry and burlesque, innocence and playfulness, held by two instruments on stage which give a voice to the show.

Team

Franck Stalder
direction, puppet handling
Caroline Demourgues
puppet handling, narration
Julien Cretin accordion
Florent Hermet
double bass & photos
Antoine Zerroudi video

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Contact

Vanessa Longepierre
production@la-curieuse.com
+33 (0)6 10 89 14 32