JEU BLANC – Denis Fargeton

All audience from 6 years old performance

Composition and direction: Denis Fargeton
Performers: Hsin-Hsuan Wu (percussions) and Denis Fargeton (juggling)
Outside view: Minh-Tâm Nguyen
Lighting designer and stage manager: Claude Mathia
Duration: 45 minutes
Production: Les Percussions de Strasbourg

Creation: 29-30-31/03/2023, Hautepierre schools, Strasbourg (FR)

The encounter between juggling and music is first made through the use of deliberately simple forms.
A ball rises and falls. It has its own time. A repeated note is grafted onto it. Then the movement of a mallet and and the one of a ball begin to form one body.

The character’s bodys also start to move. Especially the head. The arrangement of heads that turn and look is a vast choreographic and theatrical terrain. It is the promise of a dance.

On a stage reminiscent of a circus ring, we oscillate between the detail of a precise writing and the thick line of fairground eccentricities. The musical composition allows a thorough virtuosity to emerge within poor, bare structures.

In these hybrid situations where disciplines merge to create an unidentified aesthetic object, an automaton -programmed within the score itself- fills out this court of miracles with a little humanity.

This show is supported by the Collectivité Européenne d’Alsace.

Next performances :

Vendredi 15.12.2023 — Salle Grassegert, Wittelsheim, FR
Samedi 16.12.2023 — Espace Rhénan, Kembs, FR
Dimanche 17.12.2023 — Cinéma Le Cercle, Orbey, FR