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Theatre plays in museums and castles
We perform professional theatre plays to revive places with a cultural heritage
Since 2012, our professional troupe has specialized in performances in museums, castles and other sites with strong cultural value :
Musée et Institut des Lettres et Manuscrits in Paris / Musée Carnavalet / Histoire de Paris / Crypte archéologique in Notre-Dame de Paris / Maison de Chateaubriand in Chatenay-Malabry (92) / Musée Delacroix / Castle of Auvers-sur-Oise / Univers impressionniste / Air-raid shelters in Bois Colombes (92) / Jardin des Enfeus / Maison de la Boétie and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs in Sarlat (24) / Château de Puymartin in Sarlat (24) / Château de La Cousse in Coulaures (24) / Festival d'art contemporain Grisy Code in Grisy / Les Plâtres (95)
An exchange of favors is at the origin of our approach: our highly professional performances increase the interest of the public for these sites which are revealed in a different light, whilst their atmosphere is conducive to rendering the texts we are transmitting.
We adjust our shows to the setup, the theme and the demands of the venues. All our performances use historical costumes and are based on authentic texts. Our shows are accurate adaptations of titerary works, plays extracts, speeches, letters, accounts from people that have played a minor role in history as well as those who have left their mark :
Molière, Diderot, Montaigne, Napoléon, Charlotte Corday, Louis XVI, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Victor Hugo, Camille Claudel, Georges Sand, Charles Péguy, De Gaulle, Jean Cocteau, Edith Piaf...
We possibly perform indoors or outdoors, in 3 different setups, on request :
• In the original way of a theatrical stroll inviting the audience to a journey through history whilst visi$ng the venue.
• On a stage with a sitting audience
• In the form of sketches during a cocktail reception, a meeting or a dinner.
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The Misanthrope is primarily the adventure of a man in revolt against the society in which he moves. This society is first and foremost the one of the royal Court, at the time when Molière was writing, when Versailles, with all its political, artistic and cultural exchanges, was this Court.
Today things have somewhat changed… Yet everybody knows how the Master of Comedy could cross centuries without losing anything of his popularity.
Why? Because his tales apply to the whole mankind, to it’s unchanging vices: miserliness, treachery, jealousy, vanity and selfishness… This mould gives the material for a never dating comedy.
The Misanthrope is arrogance against hypocrisy, hypocrisy that La Rochefoucauld defined as “homage paid by vice to virtue”.
Nowadays, if this maxim is still pretty well illustrated by a milieu, it’s for sure by the artistic world and it’s intellectual Paris bias. It’s the perfect frame and background for Célimène to be born again, including a general mise en abyme of Art.
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La Belle Epoque
This production is more than an obligation to remember, it depicts very accurately the reasons that led to the horror of the Great War, revealing the "inexorable process" of this world tragedy. The approach is humanistic and subversive and defends ordinary people against power and the institutions, it goes against what could be expected of a commemoration. This is not "a memorial to the glory and apotheosis of the victims of the massacre but a vehement protest against the spirit of war".
It is a warning to our contemporaries who have to fight against the abuse and the insidious manipulations of the power. It unveils many surprising similarities between our time and a hidden and authentic face of history. Withe horror, we learn about the origins of the great tensions between populations that inexorably led to the colonial conflicts.
There is nothing spared.
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"Ulysse's Companions (Les compagnons d'Ulysse)"
Jean-Baptiste Siaussat : Direction
Antoine De Giuli : Sound and lighting designer
Antoine De Giuli
Ulysse's Companions - La Belle Epoque
12 rue de l’Abbaye des Augustins
F - 24220 Saint-Cyprien
Tél +33 (0)6 11 71 57 06Tél +33 (0)6 11 71 57 06
Siret : 799 642 582 000 16 - APE : 9001Z
Performing arts license n°2–1075619 delivered on June 12, 2014
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