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El Verk – the Electric work (2006)

Festival STEDSANS 2006 | Porsgrunn, Norway

A musical proposal with songs and body language for 3 house fronts, 50 windows, 70 chorists, 2 actors, 1 violonist and 2 atypical conductors.

SKAGERAK : a yard, offices, windows, a working place. The workers went out, another life begins. Sound walls, walls of words resonating, secrets whispered by 70 people down to  200 pairs of ears.
The windows come to life slowly following a very precise score, electricity runs like a sound wave which creates appearance and disappearance of the singers. A violon on a roof improvises. The voices sing in  harmony, one voice, two voices, three voices… A rhythmic word swings bodies, hands, fingers. The choir punctuates, breathes, responds to the soloists.
The story talks of  an old  one-eyed viking , of a recalcitrant plug, of lightning and sparks.
The story talks of a crazy and brilliant scientist, a visionnary artist: an unforgetting experience…


september 2006
NORWAY: Porsgrunn
  • Casting

    Artistic and musical Direction  : Brigitte Cirla, Nadine Esteve

    Music: Nadine Esteve
    Text : Vincent Audat
    Michèle Véronique, violon
    Vincent Audat, chanteur et comédien
    Guandaline Sagliocco, comédienne

    with the choristers d’Indéchiffrables

    Coproduction Grenland Friteater & Voix Polyphoniques


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"La Friche Belle de mai"
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13 003 Marseille

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Credits photos et vidéos

Adrien Bargin, Pierre Ciot, Marzo Castillo, Caroline Dutrey, Jan Jackle, Thomas Lecercle, Vincent Lucas, Janeth Rodriguez Garcia, Frank Seuret, Léa Torreadrado.