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spectacle deambulation

FORMAT
Aerial large
scale performance

Nocturnal
Audience: unlimited
Duration : 50 mn
Team : 17 persons


CREATION 1996

important + Celestial Carillon


"To all of these naive people from the collective memory. Not these overrated heroes parading in encyclopaedia, but storytellers of yesterday and nowadays, mythical jesters haunting the imaginary and get embodied in the street. After the Lamplighter, the Blacksmith, and the Village constable, here comes the Bellringer" Celestial carillon, dream maker, musical machine above the clouds : Maudits Sonnants is a large-scale aerial and baroque performance. Ensemble of harmonised bells, the carillon is usually placed on a high point to address a city. Our orchestra of bell ringers is lifted, skywards, with the "Celestial Carillon". Creating the event within the city, it is heard by several thousand persons without amplification. Manipulated by a telescopic crane, the "musical chandelier" takes different shapes, leading the movements of the suspended musicians. Enhanced by a specific lighting system integrated in the structure, the carillon evokes the childlike nostalgia of the revealed secret when opening a music box whilst assuring the vertigo of a funfair.