Video : A Capella children Opera
from B. Bartok and Z. Kodaly
The story: In 2001, children leave their homes to look for a secret holy instrument, embodied of surnatural powers and hidden in a remote country!
The libretto tells the story of their travel and quest, from the departure of their home town to their arrival to the seaside. 47 on stage, it is already a crowd, a multitude, a demonstration, two rivals gangs, a column, a line, un choir.
Singing is the cement of the performance,choreography the base of the construction of the corypheus, as in forgotten times when theater and danse were indivisibly linked.
In dancing, the stage is never empty but full of invisible traces of a geometry which draws circles, lines, ravines, angles, montains, points, forests, reivers...
Texts were written by children in order to fit to the mélodies choses in Béla Bartok's and Zoltan Kodaly's.
Casting and texts of the libretto
94 children Cours Julien musical school
Film Director Gadiel Bendelac Sound engineer Godefroy Giorgetti
Cameramen Clothilde Auberger, Gadiel Bendelac, Xyril Dobinet, Didier Zuili