Creation
Performance

Songes et Métamorphoses

inspired by William Shakespeare and Ovide
February 2 through Sat 4 February 2017,
7 p.m.
Centre dramatique national Orléans/Loiret/Centre

Songes et Métamorphoses is a two-part performance. Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, preceded by Hôtel Métamorphoses, a piece written by Guillaume Vincent, inspired by Somnium, The Dream. To paraphrase Shakespeare, "two charming fruits on a single stalk", sound and music fully participate in this game of metamorphoses. "Starting with A Midsummer Night's Dream, specifically the part connected with artisans, I wanted to compose variations, like in music, on the theme of amature theater. The amature theater where art is not the only goal." Guillaume Vincent.

Hôtel Métamorphoses a text by Guillaume Vincent
inspired by Ovid

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Le Songe d'une nuit d'été) by William Shakespeare
translation by Jean-Michel Déprats

Guillaume Vincent Director
Marion Stoufflet Dramaturgy
François Gauthier-Lafaye in collaboration with James Brandily stage design
Niko Joubert in collaboration with César Godefroy Lighting design
Olivier Pasquet and Philippe Orivel musical composition, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
Electronics created in the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou studios
Géraldine Foucault in collaboration with Florent Dalmas sound
Lucie Ben Bâta Costumes
Edouard Trichet Lespagnol Video
Jane Piot Assistant Director

With Elsa Agnès, Candice Bouchet, Emilie Incerti Formentini, Elsa Guedj, Florence Janas, Hector Manuel, Estelle Meyer, Alexandre Michel, Philippe Orivel, Makita Samba, Kyoko Takenaka, Charles Van de Vyver, Gerard Watkins, Charles Henri Wolff

Production Cie MidiMinuit. A La Comédie de Reims-CDN, Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, CDN Besançon Franche-Comté, Le Lieu unique-scène nationale de Nantes, Printemps des Comédiens-Montpellier, CDN Orléans/Loiret/Centre, Scène nationale d'Albi, Théâtre de Caen, Comédie de Caen-CDN, Le TANDEM-scène nationale, Le Cratère, scène nationale d'Alès, Théâtre Ouvert-Centre national des dramaturgies contemporaines coproduction. With the support of La Colline-théâtre national, l'Arcadi Île-de-France, la Ménagerie de verre, la Maison d'arrêt de Fresnes, la Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.
  • Songes et Métamorphoses  © Elisabeth Carecchio
    Songes et Métamorphoses © Elisabeth Carecchio
  • Songes et Métamorphoses  © Elisabeth Carecchio
    Songes et Métamorphoses © Elisabeth Carecchio
  • Songes et Métamorphoses  © Elisabeth Carecchio
    Songes et Métamorphoses © Elisabeth Carecchio
  • Songes et Métamorphoses  © Elisabeth Carecchio
    Songes et Métamorphoses © Elisabeth Carecchio
  • Songes et Métamorphoses  © Elisabeth Carecchio
    Songes et Métamorphoses © Elisabeth Carecchio
  • Songes et Métamorphoses  © Flavie Trichet Lespagnol
    Songes et Métamorphoses © Flavie Trichet Lespagnol
  • Songes et Métamorphoses  © Flavie Trichet Lespagnol
    Songes et Métamorphoses © Flavie Trichet Lespagnol
  • Guillaume Vincent  © Elisabeth Carecchio
    Guillaume Vincent © Elisabeth Carecchio