On tour

I hate the spring

Concert – show tribute to the comic ” Le Petit Cirque ” (The small Circus) of Fred  © Dargaud
Created in April 2015 at La Ferme du Buisson, National Scene / Pulp Festival // Performance inside or in the open air at night, quintet, duration : 1h10

Triangular carousel between the music, show and comics, J’ai horreur du Printemps (English: I hate the spring) is a tribute to the timeless masterpiece of Fred.

On stage, a performer and four musicians (piano, bass, battery, percussion, saxophones), a canvas stretched out between the electrical poles, on which are cyclically projected short extracts of the small Circus of Fred, which recounts the adventures of Leopold, the gruff fairground, his wife Carmen, sentenced to pull the trailer, and their son, traveling all three among the ravens, trapeze artist spy and the migratory tightrope walkers, in arid landscapes or seabed.

Put into music by four peerless musicians – composing as an unusual orchestra, they pass through the landscape. Through the sound bursts and silences solitude, they are just passing.

A character of flesh and bones, the incarnation of Carmen, toggles the assembly in a phantasmagorical world, a daydream in three dimensions. Suspended, aerially it upsets the order of things: Mélissa Von Vépy atomises the thumbnails, with her art of weightlessness, her gift of flight. Surrealist paintings that tell the harshness and poetry of those who walk from city to city in order for the feast to take place.

Text derived from the program of the theatre AmStramGram in Geneva)

distribution

Mélissa Von Vépy // conception, interpretation
Stéphan Oliva // musical composition and piano
Claude Tchamitchian // double bass
Ramon Lopez // batterie, percussions
Christophe Monniot // saxophones
Gaël Santisteva // dramatic collaborator
Sumako Koseki // choreography collaborator
Maxim François // processing images and video
Xavier Lazarini // light design
Neil Price // scenery design and construction
Catherine Sardi // costumes
Sabine Charreire // technical director, light manager
Olivier Pot or Julien Chérault // stage manager, sound master

production

Happés – théâtre vertical

coproductions

La Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée
Le Grand T, Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique
Le Cratère, Scène nationale d’Alès

residencies

La Brèche, PNC Cherbourg

supports

Ministry of Culture and Communication, DGCA
DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon
Conseil Régional Languedoc-Roussillon
Conseil General du Gard
Arcadi Île-de-France / Accompaniments Device
CNV, SPEDIDAM

Into the sky’s jaw

Creation March 2009 at Theatre Jean Lurçat, Scène national of Aubusson // duo // Duration : 50mn

A man and a woman drift on a white background, palpable matter of states that they pass through.
Of these sensations of empty feeling that we sometimes beset us, to the life-saving phantasmagorical dives.
Into the sky’s jaw is an expression of these internal dizziness.

distribution

Mélissa Von Vépy // conception, interpretation
Peter James // artistic collaboration, interpretation
Jean-Damien Ratel // sound design
Xavier Lazarini // light design
Isabelle Périllat // costumes design
Sylvain Ohl et ESL – Tema // scenery realisation
Sumako Koseki, Angélique Willkie // artistic collaborations
Dominique Grand // technical director
Jérémie Cusenier // light manager
Laurence Edelin // production – tour booking

Acknowledgments to Corinne Maziéro, Michel Ortega, Nathalie Desbruer and Franck Boursier of ESL

production

Cie Moglice – Von Verx / Happés – théâtre vertical

coproductions

Scène nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau – delegated production
Le Bateau Feu, Scène nationale de Dunkerque
Scène nationale d’Aubusson, Théâtre Jean Lurçat
Le Carré des Jalles, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles
Verrerie d’Alés en Cévennes Pôle Cirque – Région Languedoc-Roussillon
Le Merlan, Scène Nationale à Marseille

support

Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council

Hook

Creation May 2007 at the Carré, subsidized stage of Saint-Médard-in-Jalles // Solo // Duration : 20′

A woman is there, standing.
In her back something tightens, crawls in a metallic sound.
A giant industrial hook stands little by little. In an embrace drowned out by the mass of scrap metal, an unusual duel is emerging, toward a certain tearing.
The soil is backing, moves away definitely.

distribution

Mélissa Von Vépy  // conception, interpretation
Carlotta Ikeda  // artistic collaboration
Jean-Damien Ratel  // sound design
Christian Dubet  // light design
Isabelle Périllat  // costume
Sylvain Ohl and Maryse Jaffrain  // Jaffrain production of object
Laurence Edelin  // production – tour booking

production

Cie Moglice – Von Verx / Happés – théâtre vertical

coproductions

Scène nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau – delegated production
Le Carré des Jalles / St-Médard en Jalles
Scène nationale de Cavaillon
La Verrerie d’Alès en Cévennes / Pôle Cirque Région Languedoc Roussillon
and the support of « I look up, I look down… » co-producteurs

support

Ministry of Culture: DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon and DMDTS Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council, the General Council Hérault

I look up, I look down…

Creation October 2005 to the national stage of Sète and the basin of Thau // Duo // Duration : 50′

Two girls are lost, holding one another at the whim of a wandering on the edge of the void.
Literally void.
Hanging above, looking at the edge of a cliff or the foot of it.
They are the sub-titles of these physical situations that I look up, I look down is made of.

distribution

Chloé Moglia et Mélissa Von Vépy // conception, interpretation
Jean-Damien Ratel // sound design
Xavier Lazarini // light design
Isabelle Périllat // costumes
Sabine Charreire // technical director, light manager
Jean-Damien Ratel ou Séverine Krouch // sound master
Laurence Edelin // production – tour booking

Thanks to : Mathilde Arsenault, Guy Alloucherie,
Gérard Fasoli, Sébastien Lamouret et Philippe Certa

production

Cie Moglice – Von Verx / Happés – théâtre vertical

coproductions

Scène nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau

delegated production

La Verrerie d’Alès – Pôle Cirque Cévennes et Languedoc-Roussillon
Théâtre Brétigny – Scène Conventionnée du Val d’Orge
Equinoxe, Scène nationale à Châteauroux
Théâtre de l’Agora, Scène nationale d’Evry et de l’Essonne
Le Prato, Théâtre International de Quartier, Lille / Circulons
le Merlan, Scène nationale à Marseille
Network for the Arts of the Circus / Le Maillon / La Coupole / Les Migrateurs

support

Ministry of Culture: DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon and DMDTS

Troubled Times


Chloé Moglia – Mélissa Von Vépy
Creation October 2003 // Espace Marcel carné, St-Michel s/Orge // Trio // Duration : 45mn

“It pasted as atmosphere, it danced… it was haggard as a sensation. By far, from lower, it came from the puffs of music… The wind was carrying … ritournelles… We would have said a broken carousel in the night. It was a whole different world… as an not serious image … it seemed to me all of a sudden that nothing will catch me ever… that I had become a souvenir, a unrecognizable, that I had nothing anymore to fear, that nobody will find me ever… I paid for the wooden horses, I pulled out my little money. I made only three complete revolutions… I was stunned… I wanted to whirl again…”
Louis Ferdinand Céline – Death on credit

distribution

Chloé Moglia et Mélissa Von Vépy // conception, interpretation
Hatem Laamouri // collaboration and interpretation
Mathieu Oriol // sound design
Xavier Lazarini // light design
Isabelle Périllat // costumes
Sebastien Lamouret // technical director, light manager
Jacques-Yves Lafontaine // sound master
Laurence Edelin // production – tour booking

Thanks to Guy Alloucherie, Dominique Grand,
Pascale Henry, Franck Méline, Silvain Ohl

production

Cie Moglice – Von Verx / Happés – théâtre vertical

coproductions

The Essonne Collective Dance :
Théâtre de l’Agora – Scène nationale d’Evry et de l’Essonne
Espace Jules Verne – Scène conventionnée de Bretigny-sur-Orge
Espace Marcel Carné de la communauté d’agglomération du Val d’Orge Espace Jean Monnet à Athis Mons
Centre Culturel Boris Vian – Scène conventionnée aux Ulis
Danse à Lille, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique
Le Prato, théâtre international de quartier/CIRCULONS

residencies

Culture Commune – Scène Nationale du Bassin Minier

support

Ministry of Culture, D.M.D.T.S and the DRAC Ile de France,
Alpina, laureate of the Foundation Beaumarchais.

A particular place in the belly


Chloé Moglia – Mélissa Von Vépy
Creation February 2001 at Prato, Théâtre International de Quartier, Lille // Duo // Duration : 50mn

Two trapeze artists, as two poles of a single existence to cross, where it must be constantly arrange with the top and bottom, with this exaltation of the heights and this risk of the ground.
Two women, two body, two trapeze artists; one perched naively in the heights, ignoring dangerously the ground, the other refusing to quit it, the fact that it is in any way promised.
It is the history of this negotiation with the void. Pascale Henry

distribution

Chloé Moglia et Mélissa Von Vépy // conception, interprétation
Pascale Henry // collaboration in the writing and the setting in scene
Philippe Olivier // sound design and sound master
Christian Dubet // light design
Cécile Pelletier // costumes
Sebastien Lamouret // technical director, light manager
Laurence Edelin // tour booking

production

Cie Moglice – Von Verx / Happés – théâtre vertical

coproductions

Le Prato, théâtre international de quartier à Lille
Le Carré Magique, scène conventionnée de Lannion

support

Ministry of Culture – D.M.D.T.S

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