This French-German trio based in Berlin brings traditional songs from different European countries back to life with electro-pop-rock-noise arrangements and free improvisations. They wish to celebrate the beauty and wisdom of this musical heritage that comes to us from different times, countries and performers. They use their three voices, different spoken languages and mix acoustic and electronic instruments.
The Frei Kraken duo wishes to celebrate the beauty of traditional European songs and explore both their diversity and similarities. Morgane Neplaz and Bianca Guitton sing together in many different languages and use harp and percussions to accompany themselves, inspired by both traditional and contemporary styles. With good humour and playfulness, they offer a poetic and interactive experience, gladly involving dance, poetry and theatre.
Performers : Léonie Schütt, Kévin Yvars, Marko, Aziz Boumediene, Elsa Ferret, Chloé David, Marion Ruault, Mathias Richard, Lou Montezin, Morgane Neplaz, Tina Hype, Evelise Mendes, Manon Trompowski, Ladji Aboubacar Yattabari
The artists embarked on this adventure first took part in an open-air laboratory, an expedition, a night of improvisations and performances, from sunset to sunrise in the Fort of Ratonneau on the island of Frioul in October 2017.
Company: Ciconia Envida Direction and writing: Jeanne Poitevin Partners / Actors on set: Laura Giallombardo, Julien Botzanowski, Jeanne Poitevin Costume and scenography: Théodore Carasso Music: Morgane Neplaz Amateur actors: according to associated cities Artistic partner: Maxime Carasso
“we wanted to write about the exile
that of our drama students, who have just crossed the Mediterranean, very often, or tell us that their parents had done so.
A wandering musical tale, The Princess Meline. On the occasion of the festival “Contes au Jardin” around the tales of the Mediterranean, in collaboration with the companies Murmures de Cailloux and Trafic d’Arts II.
The Kim Vân Kiều was written by Nguyễn Du (1765-1820), a high-ranking mandarin of the imperial court. This long text of 3354 verses is considered by the Vietnamese not only as the masterpiece of their literature, but also as the mirror of the Vietnamese soul. This work is classified by UNESCO as part of the intangible heritage.
Songe en trois parties (Dream in three parts) by Lionel Parrini based on the work Kim Vân Kiêu by Nguyễn Du
Director: Marcelle Basso Readers: Henriette Nhung Pertus and Marcelle Basso Musical composition and interpretation: Morgane Neplaz