Les fenêtres éclairées


10 January at 7:30 :
overview of an on going project Jan. at 8pm
‘Babel’ after the show 20 Jan.
‘Babel’ after the show 27 Jan.

Length : 1h10

What happens in these houses with the lit windows? Following Michel Laubu’s A notre insu, we find ourselves in the private world of a character who knows that, on his island, the sea will rise and he will have to save all the furniture and the small invisible people who live within. With two musicians only, Michel Laubu is giving us the latest chapter on Turakian archaeology. With Rodolphe Burger providing the soundtrack, here comes a new poetic epic somewhere between traditional theatre and theatre of objects, a journey inside, a sweet story in instalments about solitude.

Writer, director, stage designer: Michel Laubu. With the help of Emili Hufnagel. Music by Rodolphe Burger. Performed by Michel Laubu with the help of Priscille du Manoir. Actors-musicians: Frédéric Roudet, Laurent Vichard. Lighting by Timothy Marozzi. Sound by Hélène Kieffer. Characters and set built by Emmeline Beaussier, Charly Frénéa

Produced by Turak Théâtre. Coproduced by Le Volcan, Scène Nationale du Havre - Le Bateau Feu, Scène Nationale de Dunkerque – L'Allan, Scène Nationale de Montbéliard - Les Subsistances, Lyon – TGP, Centre Dramatique National de Saint Denis - Théâtre de la Marionnette à Paris. - Théâtre de Cavaillon, Scène Nationale. With the support of Région Bretagne, Théâtre de Cornouaille, Scène Nationale de Quimper – Espace Athéna, Centre Culturel d'Auray – Quartz, Scène Nationale de Brest - Théâtre Anne de Bretagne, Vannes.

Produced in residence at
Les Subsistances, Estive – Scène Nationale de Foix and Ariège, at Théâtre de Cavaillon, at Bateau Feu– Scène Nationale de Dunkerque, at Amphithéâtre - Pont de Claix and on islands in Britanny. Turak is subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, DRAC Rhône-Alpes and Région Rhône-Alpes. Turak is also funded by Ville de Lyon and regularly receives support from Culturesfrance for its foreign projects.

23/01/11 to 10/04/11
Appartement témoin - installation pour spectateurs en promenade
More info on www.gadagnemusees.lyon.fr


Residence dates: 13 december 2010 > 30 january 2011

Michel Laubu discovers Turakie in 1985. He is the official guide, ethnologist, linguist, and archaeologist of the country, while remaining an artist throughout. He invented a theatre mixing puppeteering and a theatre of objects. From his first show, the Turak native laid down his vision of a theatre filled to the rim with a rare imagination. For a few years now, Michel Laubu has been examining the renewal of theatrical devices. He stated his wish to develop new fields of writing, new tools that make it possible for the theatre of objects to keep its intimate quality while developing forms with a greater scope. He also examined the role of the actor in this type of theatre. What is of particular interest to Michel Laubu in the work with puppets is the outline of the puppeteer standing behind, the shadow of the person who holds and moves the object. Actors/Puppeteers are one with their creations and you can admire the coordination of their movements, the skill and grace they show, their dexterity, the way poetry and magic shoot out from almost anything in their art.

Rodolphe Burger is a singer and guitar player and a former philosophy teacher. He founded Kat Onoma (a quintet from Strasbourg), who mix rock and contemporary philosophy. Famous singer Françoise Hardy has said that “his guitar has a unique sound and his melancholy loops are obsessive. Artistically speaking, there is something magic about him.” Burger has just created his own music label, Dernière Bande, with which he keeps organising meetings, duets, partnerships and experiments, crusades and peregrinations. He gently landed in the same field as Lou Reed, Nick Cave and Stuart Staples from the Tindersticks. With the album On n’est pas des indiens, c’est dommage in 2000 (in partnership with Olivier Cadiot), Rodolphe Burger also showed an interest for his own roots and went searching his native place. He collected stories and songs in the ‘welche’ language (a Romanic dialect still spoken by thousand or so people in the Alsatian valley he hails from), and sampled and kneaded them to finally come up with the first mantra from the Vosges. Since 2001, he has been a permanent feature at the Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix.

Les Subsistances, laboratoire de création artistique, spectacle et théatre à Lyon