Young Audience Concerts

Composition and direction: Denis Fargetton
Performers: Hsin-Hsuan Wu (percussions) and Denis Fargetton (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 that of a ball begin to form one body.

The bodies of the characters 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 for 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.

Decentralised concerts in co-production with the CEA:

Actions for young audiences :

  • School concerts: As part of our self-produced concerts at the Théâtre de Hautepierre, since 2013 we have been organising performances specially dedicated to school audiences. These concerts last about 1 hour and consist of the same works as the evening performance for the general public.
  • Another programme adapted to young audiences: “l’Air(e)”, a written show that is fed by a part of improvisation and performance for 3 percussionists, electronics and 1 lighting director.