François Chaignaud & Geoffroy Jourdain

t u m u l u s

t u m u l u s
t u m u l u s

07.05 – 09.05.2022

An immense green hill occupies the entire scene, the only fixed element in a constantly evolving choreography. For François Chaignaud, the starting point of his new creation is a recurring dream: imagining a community of singers and dancers who cross the boundaries between two disciplines. To achieve this, he joins forces with musical director Geoffroy Jourdain, who shares his interest in the sacred polyphonies of the Renaissance. On stage is a community of 13 individuals. They are either together or split into smaller entities, ready to contaminate each other and transport the melodic line. The idea of ​​tradition comes alive: not fixed and not belonging to any individual, it instead passes through the bodies of those who welcome it. After the sublime experience of Symphonia Harmoniæ Cælestium Revelationum in 2019, Chaignaud returns to the festival with a repertoire that ranges from Antonio Lotti (17th century) to Claude Vivier’s Musik für das Ende (1971), with an impressive choreography in which, like the letters of the title, the bodies are separate and united at the same time. t u m u l u s is a fascinating masterpiece of voices and choreography that explores our paradoxical body, between the singular and the collective, between physicality and eternity.

 


conception François Chaignaud, Geoffroy Jourdain | choreography François Chaignaud | musical direction Geoffroy Jourdain | with Simon Bailly, Mario Barrantes, Florence Gengoul, Myriam Jarmache, Evann Loget-Raymond, Marie Picaut, Alan Picol, Antoine Roux-Briffaud, Vivien Simon, Maryfé Singy, Ryan Veillet, Aure Wachter, Daniel Wendler | stage design Mathieu Lorry Dupuy | lights conception Philippe Gladieuxa, Anthony Merlaud | dramaturgy Baudouin Woehl | musical direction assistant Louis Gal | assistant choreography Anna Chirescu | costume design Romain Brau | CNSMDP intern Esteban Appesseche | stage manager, lights: Anthony Merlaud or Marinette Buchy | sound technicians Aude Besnard, Camille Frachet, Alban Moraud, Jean-Louis Walfart | technics Laure Montagné or François Boulet | dresser Alejandra Garcia or Cara Ben Assayag | stage manager TNS intern Thomas Cany | decor building Ateliers de la maisondelaculture Bourges/Scène nationale | costume production accomponied by Fusalp | administration, production Mandorle productions (Garance Roggero, Jeanne Lefèvre, Léa Le Pichon), Les Cris de Paris (Antoine Boucon, Diane Geoffroy, Aurore Lamotte) | international diffusion agency A PROPIC (Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent) |  | external production Mandorle production, Les Cris de Paris | coproduction Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bonlieu scène nationale, La Villette – Initiatives d’Artistes, Wiener Festwochen, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Points Communs, scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, TANDEM, Berliner Festspiele, Théâtre Auditorium Poitiers, Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, Opéra de Dijon, La Maison de la Danse de Lyon, Scène nationale d’Orléans, maisondelaculture de Bourges / Scène Nationale, Le Manège scène nationale – Reims, La Cité musicale-Metz, Ménagerie de Verre, Théâtre Molière > Sète scène nationale archipel de Thau, Théâtre de Cornouaille, Ballet national de Marseille – CCN, Scène Nationale du Sud-Aquitain, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival d’Avignon | exceptional production support DGCA | with the help of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels | support PEPS, Jeune Théâtre National, MC93 – maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, L’échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France, Fondation Royaumont – Asnières-sur-Oise, CN D Centre national de la Danse – accueil en résidence, Le Regard du Cygne, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, soutien en résidence de création de la vie brève – Théâtre de l'Aquarium | performances in Brussels with the support of the French Institute, the French Embassy in Belgium and The Alliance Française, in the frame of EXTRA (2022) | presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater