Daral Shaga is an opera at the crossroads of circus arts and theatre-cinema. Following the encounter of a returning emigrant and a father/daughter duo on the way to a better place elsewhere, the show tackles the theme of the border and the loss of identity. Five acrobats confront several walls, projection spaces of bodies and images, accompanied in their journey by three singers, three musicians and a phantom choir.
The challenge behind this creation is to give the circus a real place within a contemporary opera, while also reflecting the violence of the illnesses of exile.
Artistic direction: Philippe de Coen
To take this circus elsewhere. Elsewhere, which is to say somewhere the spectator is not expecting. An undiscovered place. An unknown feeling.
To bring together acrobats and musicians, acrobats and choreographers, an ingenious builder and a director. To join a range of artists who are ready to take part in the adventure that is a creation without wishing to impose their own technique.
To renew the circus apparatus, to explore its possibilities beyond the accomplishment of the perfect figure. To delve into the known to retrieve the singular.
To tell. Without guiding the spectator in a down-to-earth story. To translate through one or other acrobatic act, light or violent, small or grandiose, a view of one or other everyday act, harmful or harmless, damnable or praiseworthy.
To put to music, to give it particular attention. A lively music, played on stage, in order to inspire, respond, suggest.
To be ambitious, to occupy the stages, to build a monumental circus apparatus. And to dare to gather a group. To be plural, to be many, to get as close as possible to our frailties, emotions and longings.
Source: Feria Musica
Artistic direction / Conception : Philippe de Coen
Choreography assistance : Hubert Amiel
Interpretation : Anke Bucher, Renata do Val, Mark Pieklo, André Rosenfeld Sznelwar, Laura Smith
Stage direction : Fabrice Murgia
Set design : Philippe de Coen, Bruno Renson, Fabrice Murgia, Bruno Renson
Text : Laurent Gaudé
Original music : Kris Defoort
Live music : Fabian Fiorini, Lode Vercampt, Jean-Philippe Poncin, Ensemble Vocaal Lab / Michaela Riener, Maciej Straburzynski, Tiemo Wang
Video conception : Giacinto Caponio
Lights : Emily Brassier, Fanny Perreau
Sound : Marc Combas
Other collaborations : Joachim Pochet,
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Hélène Perreau, Sophie Tessier
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