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Affabulations (2018-20)

A journey through the Fables of La Fontaine, Esope the Phrygian, Ibn al-Muqafa the Persian (Kallila Wa Dimna), Bidpai the Indian under the gaze of Toni Morrison.

Here begins the story of the show that Covid stole from us…
Two years ago, we started to set up a project called Affabulations based on the fables of La Fontaine, Esope and Ibn Al Muqaffa.
We are the children of the Busserine school, four classes (CP, 2 CM1 and CM2) in the first year, and four classes (CP, CE1 and both CM2) in the second year.
We are the teachers of these four classes who followed the children, sometimes even going up one class the following year.
We are the artists who accompanied this project, director, author and composer, costume designer, singer-songwriter, choreographer…
We are the parents who accompanied the project all along.

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“The book we would never have made if covid hadn’t stolen the show.”

Date(s)

19 of may 2020
Grands Plateaux La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille/ CANCELED
25 mai 2020
Théâtre de l’Odéon, Paris/CANCELED
4 juin 2020
ZEF/théâtre du Merlan, Marseille/ CANCELED
  • Teaser 3′

  • 2019 Performance – 35′

  • 6 Songs

  • Distribution

    The artists :
    Brigitte Cirla : director and artistic coordinator of the project
    Marco Becherini : choreographer
    Eléonore Bovon : author composer
    Isabelle Lorenzino : choir conductor
    Nadine Esteve : composer and orchestration of the songs
    Virginie Bréger : costume designer

    Shool teachers :
    Isabelle Martin : CM1 et CM2 pedagogical coordinator of the project
    Pascal D’Estaing : CM2
    Céline Tavera : CM1
    Elsa Vanoni, Emilie Makowski and Cécile Masse : CE1
    Virginie Brahic, Fatima Louarma and Jordan Tomas : CP
    Ollivier Dracius : Director if the school La Busserine

  • Partenaires

    The project Affabulations is a production of Voix polyphoniques.
    It was granted by the académie d’Aix-Marseille, the Casino Fondation, the Fondation de France and the Logirem Fondation, la Caisse des écoles, I.C.I-Les Grandes Tables de la Friche, and pupils parents associations of La Busserine.

    The rehearsals and the performance was hosted in à l’école Busserine, in Petit Plateau de La Friche la Belle de Mai, in ZEF Le Merlan, national scene in Marseille.

Contact

Voix Polyphoniques
"La Friche Belle de mai"
41 rue Jobin
13 003 Marseille

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Soutiens institutionnels :
Friche la belle de mai
Voix Polyphoniques est une structure résidente permanente à "La friche la belle de mai" depuis 1993

Credits photos et vidéos

Adrien Bargin, Pierre Ciot, Caroline Dutrey, Thomas Lecercle, Vincent Lucas, Frank Seuret, Léa Torreadrado.