COMPAGNIE DE CRÉATION
« Collective work is at the core of the company’s process. Under the artistic direction of Jean-Philippe Joubert, each creator, while preserving their specialization, participates in the writing and creation of the show. The artistic disciplines influence one another and all aspects of the performance are developed simultaneously. »
Jean-Philippe Joubert, Artistic and Stage Director © Hélène Bouffard
« If you like - I'll be furiously flesh elemental, or - changing to tones that the sunset arouses - if you like - I'll be extraordinary gentle,
not a man,
but - a cloud in trousers ! »
- Vladimir Mayakovsky, A Cloud in Trousers (which translates into French as Le nuage en pantalon)
NUAGES EN PANTALON
Compagnie de création
Nuages en pantalon - compagnie de création was founded in Quebec City in 2001 by four graduating artists from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec.
The company brings together artists from different backgrounds, exploring a subject, in order to create an original theatre for audiences of all ages. Under the artistic direction of Jean-Philippe Joubert, who favours a group research approach for productions, each artist takes part in the writing, staging, set design and performance. The artistic medium influences each other and all aspects of the production develop simultaneously.
To this day, the company has created twenty shows in Quebec City. It has visited many cities in the province of Quebec, in Canada and in France.
Over 800 performances have been played to nearly 130,000 audience members, and the journey continues.
(8 to 12 years old)
A production of Nuages en pantalon – compagnie de création
IDEATION AND CREATION Véronique Côté, Claudia Gendreau,
Marie-Hélène Lalande and Jean-Philippe Joubert
TEXT Véronique Côté
ARTISTIC AND STAGE DIRECTION Jean-Philippe Joubert
INTERPRETATION AND CREATION
Jonathan Gagnon and Valérie Laroche
COSTUMES, ACCESSORIES AND SET Claudia Gendreau
SOUND CONCEPTION Frédéric Brunet
VIDEO CONCEPTION Jean-Philippe Côté
LIGHT DESIGNERS Jean-Philippe Joubert
assisted by Gabriel Bourget Harvey
COORDINATION OF CREATION Caroline Martin
MANAGEMENT Julien Brousseau
STAGE MANAGEMENT Joée Lachapelle
TECHNICAL DIRECTION Gabriel Bourget Harvey
TECHNICAL PROGRAMMING Marc Doucet
SCIENTIFIC CONSULTATION Joël Leblanc
RESEARCH COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION OF WORKSHOPS Marie-Hélène Lalande
CREATION PARTNERS Zapiens Communication scientifique
SET CREATION Conception Alain Gagné
ACCESSORY CREATION Laurie Carrier, Claudia Gendreau, Mélanie Robins and Émilie Potvin
MUSICIANS Frédéric Brunet, Philippe Grant (piano), Rachel Prince (violin) and Mylène St-Amour (saw)
Youth Theater Les Gros Becs has collaborated in the development and creation of the show with a residency in Quebec.
DURATION : 55 minutes
CREW : 2 performers + 2 stage managers
STAGE DIMENSIONS : Width 28' / Depth 21' / Height 15’
(8,5m x 6,4m x 4,6m), minimal dimensions
SET-UP : 6 hours with lights pre hung
AUDIENCE SIZE : 350
OUTREACH : Study guide available WWW.LESIDEESLUMIERE.COM
*THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE IN FRENCH ONLY*
Two curious and spirited friends with dazzling imaginations welcome your 8 to 12 year old audience to a great celebration of science. They are using this vessel as a creative engine to initiate stories and understand the world in which we live in a different way.
‘’Les idées lumière’’ takes up the challenge of making science a theatrical, imaginative and playful artwork. From physical and chemical experiments with spectacular visual outcomes, short stories are created and brought together in a cabaret with eclectic ambiances.
« We quickly get caught into the seductive scientific and linguistic manipulations of the show, into all the magic that comes out of test tubes equally as from the story, dealing with all sorts of subjects without ever being explanatory, but on the contrary, by inducing enchantment and curiosity. »
- Ludovic Fouquet, REVUE JEU
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