Renaud Herbin

L’écho des creux [Eco oco]

Renaud Herbin

© Benoit Schupp

Performances for school groups and families

May

school sessions
2010.30h & 15.00h Thu
2110.30h & 15.00h Fri
family session
2216.00h Sat

CAMPO ALEGREStage Auditorium

Theatre
France
National premiere
Price 2.50€ (children and school groups) / 7.00€ (adults)
Duration 40min
Age rating >3
In this performance, I’d like to address the way our body is depicted. How does one see his/her own body, especially when it is undergoing changes? I’m interested in tackling the philosophical issue of metamorphosis identity. Metamorphosis has nothing to do with appearance and outside, but rather with a part of our unconscious being, the imaginary. Let us come up with an unfinished body and an intermediate language at the threshold of being human, plant, mineral or animal. — Renaud Herbin

Two young women dream of changing skin. They have a workbench, blocks of dirt and a few tools at their disposal, enabling them to start the experiment metamorphose themselves. Little by little we step into their phantasy an into the living paintings workshop, which is enriched by the universe of visual artist Gretel Weyer. Everything becomes tangible and an excuse to touch the longing for change, the fear of the unknown, the awe of what shows up, so many emotions and conditions to experience in this duo’s complicity. All the while making up a broken, imperfect and fragile language. In this game of depicting the modified bodies, the folds, the hidden or invisible places, every body cavity enables us to imagine imaginary, fragmented envelopes with unlikely contours. Does metamorphosis transform us into someone else or does it turn into what we ought to be?


RENAUD HERBIN is a puppeteer with a degree from the National School of Puppetry Arts Charleville-Mézières. He co-directed the company LàOù for a long time. He staged several plays with a strong visual and sound nature based on theatre and literary works, in some cases also featuring in them. He’s been the director of the Young Audience Theatre – National Drama Centre of Alsace-Strasbourg since 2012, where he carries out his work based on the relation between body, object and image, deconstructing material and puppet practices, and establishing a connection with choreography and visual arts. He collaborates with several artists, among which Aurélien Bory and Bérangère Vantusso.


Performance support

Performances for school groups and families

May

school sessions
2010.30h & 15.00h Thu
2110.30h & 15.00h Fri
family session
2216.00h Sat

CAMPO ALEGREStage Auditorium

Theatre
France
National premiere
Price 2.50€ (children and school groups) / 7.00€ (adults)
Duration 40min
Age rating >3
Concept Renaud Herbin
In collaboration with Anne Ayçoberry
Performers Marta Pereira, Jeanne Marquis
Forms and materials Gretel Weyer
Set design Mathias Baudry
 Lighting design Fanny Bruschi
Sound design Morgan Daguenet
Builders Christian Rachner, Anthony Latuner
Stage director Thomas Fehr
Tour manager Mehdi Ameur
Production TJP, Centre dramatique national de Strasbourg - Grand Est
Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard