François Chaignaud, Geoffroy Jourdain
Dance, Music, Opening production
Duration 75 min
Prices EUR 15 / 22 / 30 / 38 / 45
14 May
Time 8pm
15 May
Time 8pm
16 May
Time 8pm
© Les Cris de Paris/Mandorle productions
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage
© Les Cris de Paris/Mandorle productions
© Smith 2021
  • Paper-free evening programme

    Find thoughts on t u m u l u s by dramaturge Baudouin Woehl here

  • Q & A

    15 May, following the performance

  • Thanks to

    The performances in Vienna are sponsored by Institut français d'Autriche.

‘A dream so often dreamed: to enable a community of people dancing and singing together at the same time, thereby transcending the traditional boundaries between the two disciplines and their sibling rivalry.’ For some time now choreographer François Chaignaud has been exploring the utopian potential of polyphonic melodies in order to create a fluid, collective body. His new, large-format production is a collaboration with the musician and choirmaster Geoffroy Jourdain in which a total of 13 dancing singers, i.e. singing dancers, enter into a dialogue with the tumulus burial mound that dominates the stage. The tension underpinning the spectrum between vitality and transience is rendered collectively, harmoniously, and with vocal parity. From the early Renaissance master of counterpoint Josquin Desprez to Claude Vivier and his Musik für das Ende, composed in 1971 and previously rarely performed, t u m u l u s offers a sensory experience that sees the vulnerability common to all human beings as a prerequisite for spirituality.

  • Musical works

    I. Jean Richafort (ca. 1480 - ca. 1547), Graduale, in Requiem, in memoriam Josquin Desprez, 1531
    II. Claude Vivier (1948 - 1983), Musik für das Ende, Ed. Boosey & Hawkes, 1971
    III. Antonio Lotti (1667 - 1740), Dies Irae, in Missa pro defunctis quatuor vocum, adaptiert von Geoffroy Jourdain
    IV. Josquin Desprez (ca. 1450 - 1521), Qui habitat, in Psalmorum selectorum (Johannes Petreius), Tomus 3, Nr. 1, 1542, adaptiert von Geoffroy Jourdain
    V. William Byrd (1539/40 - 1623), Lullaby my sweet little baby, in Psalmes, Sonets, & Songs of Sadnes and Pietie, 1588

  • Artistic Team

    Concept François Chaignaud, Geoffroy Jourdain Choreography François Chaignaud Musical direction Geoffroy Jourdain Stage design Mathieu Lorry Dupuy Light design Philippe Gladieux, Anthony Merlaud Dramaturgy Baudouin Woehl Musical assistance Louis Gal Choreography assistance Anna Chirescu Costume design Romain Brau 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 CNSMDP intern dancer Esteban Appessechèche Technical management Anthony Merlaud Sound operator Aude Besnard, Jean-Louis Walfart Stage operator Laure Montagné Wardrobe Alejandra Garcia, Cara Ben Assayag Administration Mandorle productions (Garance Roggero, Jeanne Lefèvre, Léa Le Pichon), Les Cris de Paris (Antoine Boucon, Diane Geoffroy, Aurore Lamotte) International distribution A PROPIC Line Rousseau – Marion Gauvent

  • Production

    Production Mandorle productions in association with Les Cris de Paris Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Bonlieu scène nationale (Annecy), La Villette – Initiatives d‘Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Paris), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Points Communs - Nouvelle scène nationale Cergy-Pontoise/Val d’Oise, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Scène nationale, TANDEM Scène nationale (Arras), Berliner Festspiele, Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers – Scène nationale, Malraux – Scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, Opéra de Dijon, Maison de la Danse (Lyon), la Scène nationale d’Orléans, maisondelaculture Bourges – Scène nationale, Manège, scène nationale – Reims, Cité musicale-Metz, Ménagerie de Verre (Paris), le Théâtre Molière → Sète – scène nationale archipel de Thau, Théâtre de Cornouaille – Scène nationale de Quimper, Ballet national de Marseille – CCN, Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain (Bayonne), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival d‘Avignon Supported by Ministère de la Culture – DGCA (France), Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, PEPS Plateforme Européenne de Production Scénique Annecy-Chambéry-Genève-Lausanne within the framework of the European programme of crossborder cooperation Interreg France-Switzerland 2014-2020, Jeune Théâtre National, MC93 - maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis à Bobigny, L'échangeur-CDCN Hauts-de-France, Fondation Royaumont (Asnières-sur-Oise), CN D Centre national de la Danse – Résidence de création, Le Regard du Cygne, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Théâtre de l'Aquarium.

    Construction of the set Ateliers de la maisondelaculture Bourges/Scène nationale. Fusalp supports the realisation of the costumes.

    Mandorle productions is supported by the ministère de la Culture (DRAC Auvergne-RhôneAlpes). François Chaignaud is an artist associated with Bonlieu scène nationale Annecy. Les Cris de Paris is supported by the ministère de la Culture (DRAC Île-de-France), the Île-de-France Region and the City of Paris. They are artists associated with the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Theater and in residence in the Grand Est region via the Reims Opera and in Points Communs - Nouvelle scène nationale Cergy-Pontoise/Val d’Oise.

    Premiere May 2022, Bonlieu scène nationale (Annecy)

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