Demain on change tout
- The Birdman and his Chimera Orchestra
The Birdman and his Chimera Orchestra (creation at Musée des Arts Forains, Paris) is a street musical and theatrical show, that evolves in a fairground universe, in worlds of poetry and fantasy. Around a puppet of 3.5 meters high - providential hybrid between a man and an ostrich - four musicians (two violins and two brasses), a captain and an acrobat, form a wonderful procession whose aesthetic echoes the 1900’s World Expo.
The Birdman reinvents, with his feather, the contours of the places and people he visits. Poet traveler, music is his breath, his favorite language. The crew peddles his moods: as he walks into the urban landscape, he observes, dances, plays, tastes everything he can find. The public is not only a spectator; he is part of this adventure.
Original music composed by the crew, along the meetings.
The company "Demain On Change Tout" was born, following a work done in 2015 with the Municipality of Aubervilliers (93), Villa Mais d'Ici. It was neighborhood workshops with the inhabitants, it is there that was built the puppet of the Bird Man.
Following numerous informal outings, the company's "Amani and Raspberry" structure was formed with the intervention of various stakeholders (musicians, circus artists, actors, builders).
With the help of Eric de Sarria (actor, puppeteer, and trainer, Cie Philippe Genty), and the poetic texts created for the show by Pierre-Henri Vankerrebrouck (poet, actor), Cie Demain On Change Tout, focuses his work on writing, composition and improvisation, nourished by his various encounters with artists, audiences, and places, during his many wanderings.
SHOWS ON TOUR:
- The Three Heads of Chimera Orchestra
The parade has a giant puppet with three moving heads, accompanied by manipulators, a performer, an actor, and his musicians: The Chimera Orchestra. The public is an integral part of the puppet's adventures: the spectators are invited by the characters to discover this dreamlike and curious world; and become the essential actors to make it live and evolve.
The public space, its history, its anecdotes but also its multiple encounters, become the scenery of a singular, poetic and festive history.
The unfolding of the show adapts and is rewritten in each place. Improvisations and paintings (written scenes) appear and then disappear throughout the course and are accompanied by original music composed for the show.
Format: Musical and Theatrical street performance - Street parade (day and night)
Artistic team: 5 musicians, 2 comedian, 2 puppet’s manipulators
Standard duration: 1 hour 30 min. divided into 2 shows
Technical requirements: fits any space accessible to a puppet of 3.5 meters high and 2 meters wide