Natchav

Natchav

the show

Premiere December 2019 in Maison de la Culture de Nevers Agglomération

Shadow theatre and music, suitable for all ages, from 8 years old

At the first light of dawn, the Natchav circus arrives in town. Soon, the first blows of the sledgehammer ring out, and the sound of the immense canvas whipping through the air can be heard as it unfurls along the tent poles being hoisted towards the sky. But the town’s authorities do not hear these sounds with a poetic ear and oppose their arrival... The circus artists resist ; an acrobat is arrested and an entire world finds itself imprisoned.

Natchav, meaning “to go away, to run away” in Rromani, recounts the adventures of a circus that, to remain free, defies every rule, including the law of gravity. As if in a live-action film, four stage technicians and two soundscape musicians take us on a journey behind the scenes of this innovative, multi-faceted shadow theatre experience.

Team

Idea and design: Les ombres portées

Puppets and lights: 4 puppeteers (alternating)
Margot Chamberlin, Erol Gülgönen, Florence Kormann, Marion Lefebvre, Frédéric Laügt, Christophe Pagnon, Claire Van Zande
Music and sound effects: 2 live musicians (alternating)
Séline Gülgönen (clarinets, accordion, percussions), Jean Lucas (trombone, accordion, percussions), Simon Plane (trumpet, accordion, percussions)
Lighting technician: Nicolas Dalban-Moreynas and Thibault Moutin (alternating)
Sound technician: Frédéric Laügt and Corentin Vigot (alternating)
Costumes: Zoé Caugant
Tour manager: Christelle Lechat
Outside eye: Christophe Pagnon
With help from: Baptiste Bouquin (outside hears), Léo Maurel (sound effect machines), Jean-Yves Pénafiel (outside eye)
Also thanks to: Marco Benigno, Antonin Boischot, Jacques Bouault, Stéphane Relevant and Elsa Vanzande

We dedicate this show to Olivier Cueto, a member of the company who passed away in March 2020. He was part of the invention and production of this show, and performed in it until the end.

partners

Co-production :
Maison de la Culture de Nevers Agglomération
La Minoterie, Scène convention Art, Enfance, Jeunesse, Dijon
Le Théâtre, scène conventionnée de Laval
Théâtre-Sénart, scène nationale
TJP, CDN Strasbourg - Grand Est

Artist-in-residence programmes and assistance :
Espace Périphérique - Ville de Paris
Festival Momix et le CREA, scène conventionnée Jeune Public d’Alsace, Kingersheim
La Fabrique, Messeugne
La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée
La Fonderie, Le Mans
La Maison des Enfants du Quercy, Le Bouyssou
Le TANDEM, scène nationale, Arras-Douai
Le Tas de Sable, Amiens
MA scène nationale, Montbéliard
Théâtre La Licorne, Dunkerque

Funding :
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - DRAC Île-de-France - Région Île-de-France

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2020 / 2021

Natchav
Saint-Michel-sur-Orge (91 - FR)
Espace Marcel Carné, with the cultural center Pablo Picasso of La Norville
From 27 to Sept. 28, 2020
schedule: Sunday 27th at 4 pm - Monday 28th at 10 am
Natchav
Herblay (95 - FR)
Théâtre Roger Barat
From 1 to Oct. 2, 2020
schedule: Thursday 1st at 2.30 pm - Friday 2nd at 2.30 pm & 8 pm
Natchav
Le Grand-Quevilly (76 - FR)
Théâtre Charles Dullin
Oct. 9, 2020
schedule: Friday 9th at 2.30 pm & 8.00 pm
Natchav
Montbéliard (25 - FR)
MA Scène Nationale
From 4 to Nov. 6, 2020
schedule: Wednesday 4th at 10 am & 7.00 pm - Thursday 5th at 10 am & 2.15 pm - Friday 6th at 10 am
Natchav
Château-Gontier (53 - FR)
Le Carré, scène nationale
From 10 to Nov. 12, 2020
schedule: Tuesday 10th at 8.30 pm - Thursday 12th at 10 am & 2.15 pm
Natchav
Gradignan (33 - FR)
Théâtre des Quatre Saisons
From 22 to Nov. 23, 2020
Natchav
Saint-Genis-Laval (69 - FR)
La Mouche
From 10 to Dec. 11, 2020
schedule: Thursday 3rd at 2 pm - Friday 4th at 2 pm & 7.30 pm
Natchav
Évry (91 - FR)
Théâtre Ephémère, scène nationale de l’Essonne
From 7 to Jan. 8, 2021
schedule: Thursday 7th at 2.45 pm & 7 pm - Friday 8th at 10 am & 2.45 pm
Natchav
Lieusaint (77 - FR)
Théâtre-Sénart, scène nationale
From 12 to Jan. 16, 2021
Natchav
Huningue (68 - FR)
Le Triangle, as part of the Festival Compli’Cité with Momix
Jan. 22, 2021
schedule: friday 22nd at 2 pm & 8 pm
Natchav
Luxembourg
Les Rotondes
From 4 to Feb. 6, 2021
schedule: Thursday 4th at 10 am - Friday 5th at 10 am & 7 pm - Saturday 6th at 7 pm
Natchav
Juvisy-sur-Orge (91 - FR)
Les Bords de Scènes, Espace Jean Lurçat
Feb. 12, 2021
schedule: Friday 12th at 2.30 pm & 8.30 pm
Natchav
Cormeilles-en-Parisis (95 - FR)
Théâtre du Cormier
From 5 to March 6, 2021
schedule: Friday 5th at 10 am & 2.15 pm - Saturday 6th at 4.30 pm
Natchav
Saumur (49 - FR)
Théâtre Le Dôme
March 12, 2021
schedule: Friday 12th at 2.30 pm & 8 pm
Natchav
Creil (60 - FR)
La Faïencerie, scène conventionnée
From 7 to April 9, 2021
schedule: Wednesday 7th at 8 pm - Thursday 8th at 10 am & 2.30 pm - Friday 9th at 10 am
Natchav
Pantin (93 - FR)
As part of the Biennale internationale des arts de la marionnette 2021
From 7 to May 8, 2021
Natchav
Jouy-le-Moutier (95 - FR)
Théâtre de Jouy
May 21, 2021
schedule: Friday 21st at 2.30 pm & 8.30 pm
Natchav
Bourgoin-Jallieu (38 - FR)
Théâtre Jean Vilar, scène Rhône-Alpes
From 30 to May 31, 2021

2019 / 2020

Natchav
Dunkerque (59 - FR)
End of residency performance in Théâtre La Licorne
Oct. 31, 2019
Natchav
Nevers (58 - FR)
Maison de la Culture de Nevers Agglomération (premiere)
From 2 to Dec. 3, 2019
Natchav
Laval (53 - FR)
Le Théâtre, scène conventionnée de Laval
From 10 to Dec. 11, 2019
Natchav
Dijon (21 - FR)
La Minoterie, scène conventionnée Art, enfance et jeunesse
Jan. 17, 2020
Natchav
Strasbourg (67 - FR)
TJP, CDN Strasbourg - Grand Est
From 31 January to Feb. 6, 2020
Natchav
Fosses (95 - FR)
Espace Germinal with the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt of Goussainville
From 24 to Feb. 25, 2020
Natchav
Garges-lès-Gonesse (95 - FR)
Espace Lino Ventura
Feb. 28, 2020
Natchav
Chalon-sur-Saône (71 - FR)
Espace des arts, scène nationale
From 9 to March 10, 2020
Natchav
Saint-Michel-sur-Orge (91)
Espace Marcel Carné , with the cultural center Pablo Picasso of La Norville
From 22 to March 23, 2020
DEFFERED SHOW
Natchav
Jouy-le-Moutier (95 - FR)
Théâtre de Jouy
March 27, 2020
DEFFERED SHOW
Natchav
Herblay (95 - FR)
Théâtre Roger Barat
From 2 to April 3, 2020
DEFFERED SHOW
Natchav
Bourgoin-Jallieu (38)
Théâtre Jean Vilar, scène Rhône-Alpes, with le Vellein, scènes de la CAPI
From 14 to April 16, 2020
DEFFERED SHOW
Natchav
Le Grand-Quevilly (76 - FR)
Théâtre Charles Dullin
April 28, 2020
DEFFERED SHOW
Natchav
Noisiel (77 - FR)
La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée
From 5 to May 7, 2020
CANCELED SHOW
Natchav
Guyancourt (78 - FR)
La Ferme de Bel-Ebat
From 15 to May 16, 2020
CANCELED SHOW

2018 / 2019

Natchav
Garges-lès-Gonesse (95 - FR)
Les Plateaux - Groupe des 20
Oct. 2, 2018
Natchav
Dijon (21 - FR)
End of residency performance in La Minoterie
From 11 to April 17, 2019
Natchav
Montbéliard (25 - FR)
End of residency performance in MA Scène Nationale
May 23, 2019

2017 / 2018

Natchav
Dijon (21 - FR)
End of residency performance in La Minoterie
Nov. 23, 2017
Natchav
Dunkerque (59 - FR)
End of residency performance in Théâtre La Licorne
April 26, 2018
Natchav
Paris (75 - FR)
End of residency performance in Espace Périphérique
July 5, 2018