Les Somnambules

Les Somnambules

the show

Premiere September 2015, Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes in Charleville-Mézières (08, France)

Shadow theatre and music, suitable for all ages, from 7 years old

Les Somnambules is a voyage into a city in transition. An old neighbourhood destined for demolition makes room for a dehumanized modern city. During the night, when the city sleeps, its inhabitants dream. Their dreams echo throughout the city, animating and transforming it into a place where anything is possible. With irony, Les Somnambules conjures these contemporary transformations and sketches the outline of a city whose contours are redesigned by its inhabitants. This story is told through a spectacular scale model of the city brought to life by shadows and lights, with four puppeteers and two musicians leading the audience into a swell of imagination.

Team

Idea and design: Les ombres portées

Puppets and lights: 4 puppeteers
Erol Gülgönen, Florence Kormann, Marion Lefebvre, Claire Van Zande Music and sound effects: 2 live musicians Séline Gülgönen (clarinets, accordion), Simon Plane (trumpet, euphonium, percussions)
Lighting technician: Nicolas Dalban-Moreynas Sound technician: Corentin Vigot and Frédéric Laügt (alternating)
Touring: Claire Van Zande

Team members who chose different paths in life: Jérôme Mathieu (lighting technician), Cyril Ollivier (music)
With construction help from Damien Daufresne, Grégoire Martin, Eric Patin, Céline Schmitt, Samuel Remy ; with music help from Baptiste Bouquin, Léo Maurel ; also thanks to Laura Fouqueré, Emmanuel Kormann, Evelyne Lohr, Elsa Vanzande.

A special thought to Olivier Cueto who passed away in March 2020. He was part of the invention and production of this show, and performed in it since its beginnings in 2015.

partners

APEAI et la Maison des Enfants du Quercy, Le Bouyssou • Le Colombier des Arts, Plainoiseau • Côté Cour, scène conventionnée jeune public, Franche-Comté • Espace Périphérique, Parc de la Villette - Mairie de Paris • La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée • Festival Momix et le CREA, scène conventionnée Jeune Public d’Alsace, Kingersheim • Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières • La Fonderie, Le Mans • L’Hectare, Vendôme • Hostellerie de Pontempeyrat • Le Magasin, Saint Loup Géanges • La Nef - Manufacture d’utopies, Pantin • Premières Lignes 2014, L’Atelier à Spectacle, scène conventionnée de Dreux • Le Tas de Sable, Amiens • Théâtre de l’Agora, scène nationale Evry Essonne • Théâtre du Soleil, Paris • L’Usinotopie, Villemur-sur-Tarn

Arcadi Île-de-France • Conseil Général de l’Essonne • Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - DRAC Île-de-France

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2019 / 2020

Les Somnambules
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (78 - FR)
Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, scène nationale
From 14 to March 17, 2020
CANCELED SHOW
Les Somnambules
Lisbon (Portugal)
Centro Cultural de Belem
From 22 to May 23, 2020
CANCELED SHOW

2018 / 2019

Les Somnambules
Saint-Etienne (42 - FR)
Opéra de Saint-Étienne
From 21 to Nov. 24, 2018
Les Somnambules
Enghien-les-Bains (95 - FR)
CDA Scène conventionnée Écritures Numériques
From 7 to Feb. 8, 2019
Les Somnambules
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (88 - FR)
Espace Georges Sadoul
From 13 to March 15, 2019
Les Somnambules
Lunéville (54 - FR)
Festival FACTO / la Méridienne
From 25 to April 27, 2019

2017 / 2018

Les Somnambules
La Roche sur Yon (85 - FR)
Le Grand R
From 13 to Dec. 15, 2017
Les Somnambules
Poitiers (86 - FR)
Les petits devant, les grands derrière, Centre de Beaulieu
From 14 to Jan. 17, 2018
Les Somnambules
Château-Gontier (53 - FR)
Le Carré
From 31 January to Feb. 1, 2018
Les Somnambules
Saumur (49 - FR)
Le Dôme
From 8 to Feb. 9, 2018
Les Somnambules
Vandœuvre-Lès-Nancy (54 - FR)
Centre Culturel André Malraux
From 14 to Feb. 17, 2018
Les Somnambules
Ruffec (16 - FR)
La Canopée
From 25 to Feb. 26, 2018
Les Somnambules
Vitry-le-François (51 - FR)
EPCC Bords 2 Scènes
From 21 to March 23, 2018
Les Somnambules
Toulouse (31 - FR)
Théâtre National de Toulouse
From 4 to April 6, 2018
Les Somnambules
Arras (62 - FR)
Tandem Scène Nationale
From 12 to April 13, 2018
Les Somnambules
Uijeongbu (South Korea)
Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival
From 16 to May 20, 2018
Les Somnambules
Gwangmyeong (South Korea)
Theater of Gwangmyeong
From 1 to June 2, 2018

2016 / 2017

Les Somnambules
Noisiel (77 - FR)
La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale
From 1 to Oct. 6, 2016
Les Somnambules
Angers (49 - FR)
Le Quai
From 17 to Nov. 19, 2016
Les Somnambules
Sénart (77 - FR)
Le Théâtre, scène nationale
From 8 to March 11, 2017
Les Somnambules
Aubervilliers (93 - FR)
L’Embarcadère, as part of the BIAM 2017
May 9, 2017
Les Somnambules
Evry Courcouronnes (91 - FR)
Théâtre de l’Agora, scène nationale de l'Essonne
From 12 to May 13, 2017

2015 / 2016

Les Somnambules
Charleville-Mézières (08 - FR)
Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes (premiere)
From 19 to Sept. 20, 2015
Les Somnambules
Strasbourg (67 - FR)
TJP
From 20 to Jan. 25, 2016
Les Somnambules
Kingersheim (68 - FR)
Momix festival international jeune public
From 29 to Jan. 30, 2016
Les Somnambules
Pont-Audemer (27 - FR)
L’Eclat
Feb. 26, 2016
Les Somnambules
Garges-les-Gonesse (95 - FR)
Espace Lino Ventura
From 22 to March 23, 2016
Les Somnambules
Gentilly (94 - FR)
Festival Courants d’Arts
June 1, 2016
Les Somnambules
Groningen (NL)
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival
From 23 to Aug. 24, 2016

2014 / 2015

Les Somnambules
Pantin (93 - FR)
End of residency performance in La Nef, Manufacture d'utopies
From 5 to March 6, 2015
Les Somnambules
Kingersheim (68 - FR)
End of residency performance in Le CREA, Festival Momix
July 8, 2015