Compagnie Oposito

Peaux Bleues

Creation 2020

The ”Peaux bleues” group comprises men and women with multiple horizons…
United, they go from town to town to give their concert. This group makes clear its values: those of equal opportunities, of one’s right to show his/her difference. It states them singing, without making concessions. Together, to create Beauty: Beauty as a shield against common beliefs and “the crime of being black”.

 

A performance for 12 interpreters, actors, musicians, dancers and singers.
A musical manifesto against common beliefs and stereotypes of all kinds.
The crime of being black.
How to make visible what does not seem to be…?
By stepping through the looking glass in a quiet manner?
No! This only happens in fairy tales
We are going to put one’s foot in one’s mouth spectacularly.
All this to state that we are all made of bits from near and far.
We show colour, we cultivate melanin, curl and fuzzy hair.
We wear our chin up, Shine up!
It is here where the future takes his roots from.
The world is moving, it is undeniably marching against all oppositions and bad omens, towards the melting pot.
Paying attention to the other’s culture of the other does not mean the extinction of one’s own, it is enlightening and allows a better understanding of the world.
With “Peaux bleues”, we add another colour, another tribe to humanity…
A continent, we should say.

Facts & Figures

  • outdoor
  • fixed place
  • Language no problem
  • Suitable for all ages
  • 74 minutes
  • 1 x per day
  • Paris (FR)
  • Website

For thirty years, cie Oposito has crossed the roads from Noisy-le-Sec to Addis Ababa. Expressing its art in the streets, boulevards, squares, on the water and the sea. Imagining modern rituals and scenarios that can slip into the life of the city and highlight its hidden, forgotten and unknown parts. Looking for the movement that suits the crowd best, Oposito draws and creates images that are not afraid of spaces, noises or storms.

Oposito continues to explore theatrical expressions in itinerant shows. A story that appears, slips and disappears in the heart of the city, in which the viewer's perception is a physical sensation coupled with a poetic emotion. The parade is one of the signs most suited to the language of crowds and large spaces. Its movement is built in the form of successive appearances, a rhythm that takes the public by surprise to embark it as an unconditional passenger of our dreams.

Artistic director   Jean-Raymond Jacob
Stage director   Pascal Le Guennec
Composer   Michel Taïeb
Lyricist   Claudine Lebègue  « I aime what I am » is written and composed by Maddly Mendy-Sylva
Choreographer   Mômô Bellance
Costume design   Sylvie Berthou
Stylist   Jaja Mulongo
Assisted by Hélène Chancerel and Dobrynya Simonov
Special thanks to Hélène Jayet for her expert advice.
Interpreters   Mômô Bellance, Paule Charleston, Nala Dahl, Gabriel Equerre, Bernadette Frimpong, Gérald Grandman, Giovanni Hector, Maddly Mendy-Sylva, Aurélien Meunier, Jaja Mulongo, Fabrice Taraud, Adonaïs Yankan
Production   Michèle Bosseur
Technical direction   Véronique Charbit
Sound engineer   Nicolas Savet
Administrative head   Clément Fahy
Executive director – communications   Amélie Souchard
Communications and public relations assistant   Élisabeth Maréchal  
Production manager   Cécile Dechosal
Stage manager   Paul Dufayet
Manufacturer   Manuel Charnay
Dresser   Coline Pintrand
Accountant   Marc Hanifi
International touring partner   HH Producties

Partners
PRONOMADE(S), Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public (CNAREP) - Encausse-les-Thermes (31) - L’ATELIER 231, Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public (CNAREP) - Sotteville-lès-Rouen (76) - LE MOULIN FONDU, Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public (CNAREP) - Garges-lès-Gonesse (95)

With the help of
LES ATELIERS FRAPPAZ, Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public (CNAREP) - Villeurbanne (69)
ART’R, Lieu de fabrique itinérant pour les arts de la rue à Paris et en Ile-de-France - Paris (75)
CENTRE CULTUREL ARAGON TRIOLET - Orly (94)
LE BOULON, Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public (CNAREP) - Vieux-Condé (59) LIEUX PUBLICS, Centre national & pôle européen de création pour espace public - Marseille (13) L’USINE, Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public (CNAREP) - Tournefeuille (31) SHAM SPECTACLES, Pôle cirque et arts de la rue - Le Bourget (93)

Support
Ministère de la culture – Direction Générale de la Création Artistique, Région Île-de-France, SPEDIDAM

La structure compagnie Oposito – Le Moulin Fondu, centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public est conventionnée par le ministère de la Culture (DRAC Île-de-France), la Région Île-de-France, le Conseil départemental du Val d’Oise, la Communauté d’agglomération Roissy Pays de France, la Ville de Garges-lès- Gonesse. Avec le soutien de l’Agence Nationale de la Cohésion des Territoires (ANCT).