Young Audience Concerts
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.