In keeping with Chorus, and continuing our collaboration with Marcela Santander, we will re-examine the question of a choir’s elasticity (?), only this time with children. To do this, we will once again collaborate with Laure Leyzour, one of the choirmasters from the vocal ensemble, Voix Humaines, with whom we created the original piece, and who also works with young singers in the Brest conservatoire.
Right from the outset, we added a new parameter: we would not be able to differentiate between the children’s various vocal ranges, since these are not adult voices – for instance, with alto for women, or bass for men.
This also accentuates the project’s ephemeral quality – in any case, ephemeral quality of working with these children, whose voices will soon change. All of which reinforces the very essence of a performing art.
This project will be created at the Quartz (a state-funded theatre in Brest) as part of the Les Humanités festival in May 2017.
— Mickaël Phelippeau
choreographic project by Mickaël Phelippeau & Marcela Santander
artistic collaboration Laure Leyzour
executive production bi-p association
coproduction Le Quartz, scène nationale de Brest
with the support of Fonds de dotation du Quartz, scène nationale de Brest