Puppet show for adults Creation 2014 Available on tour
In a few words
In order for the audience to experiment with and observe their own reactions within the limit situation proposed here - near-death experience - Modus Operandi places the audience directly inside the show.
Free to move, the audience becomes both spectator and actor. For some time now in the West, the medicalization during the final moments of life has profoundly changed our relationship with death. Through medical scrutiny, very often the patient becomes 'a thing’, they lose their identity and are simply their illness; it is then difficult for the dying persons’ family and loved ones to find a place for themselves in the space left by the institution, and it seems that it is now up to the medical machine to write our final moments.
But, really, what about the human being, its aspirations, its dignity?
This show is like a journey, oscillating between the grotesque universe of medical interventions and the inherent poetry of the puppet.
It doesn’t offer any answers, however it suggests to touch softly, to draw closer to one another, to oneself, and it brings us back to what is most intimate to us: our bond with Life.
"“Death is not the opposite of Life; Life is the play between birth and death, and does not have an opposite.” Arnaud Desjardins
Design and staging………… Danièle Chevrolet & José-Manuel Ruiz Acting and manipulation…Virginie Hugo, Danièle Chevrolet & José-Manuel Ruiz Original score…………….… Françoise and Stéphane Albelda, Raphaël Pitteloud Recording ………….……….. Gunt Productions Art direction…………………Fanny Hugo Co-production Petithéâtre
Duration 60 min. Audience size 30 Set-up time 3 shifts
Black stage 10m wide 7m deep 4m high Black wall or box
Lighting board with memory control Spotlights P/C 1000 10 P/C 650 8 PAR 64 10 Profile spots 8
Speakers setup according to the room 2 front and 2 rear column speakers CD player with auto pause