CREATING UNHEARD MUSIC
Far from historical restitution, the Company UP TO THE MOON reinvents classical music with unheard intrepretations, performed by outstanding artists to invite all audiences to rediscover this music differently.
ON STAGE, CREATING BRIDGES IN BETWEEN ARTS
By mixing several disciplines on stage (music, singing, dance, litterature…), UP TO THE MOON creates new bridges between arts to reinvent classical shows with new artistic alchemies, awakening new emotions to all audiences.
DISCOVER OUR CREATIONS
NEW CREATION : NO(S) DAMES
Stabbed, poisoned, strangled, defenestrated, burnt alive…
In 4 centuries of male operas, the fate inflicted to heroines is as tragic as their arias are sublime… For the 1st time, what if we dissociated Drama and Diva? What if we reversed the roles?
Humanistic lyric project, NO(S) DAMES dare to reverse traditional roles, redistributing musical direction to the women of the Quatuor ZAÏDE, and ladies’ agonies to a man, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE, to celebrate the arias of Carmen, Norma, Manon, Violetta… Beyond their gender fates.
In a sumptuous stage direction by Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU, mixing gold-leaf gildings and ghostly projections, red-blooded glove and divas’ relics, the artists question the morbid fetichism around these icons, intertwining glamour and death in the romantic patriarchal tradition.
NO(S) DAMES : a sensitive and committed show, untying the corsets from the past to project opera towards a fairer future.
Co-production I Limoges Opera & Le Volcan du Havre
Support I Régions Normandie and Grand Sud, Département Seine-Maritime and Mairie du Havre
TRAILER NO(S) DAMES
Singing I Théophile ALEXANDRE
Musical direction I Quatuor ZAÏDE
Adaptations I Eric MOURET
Stage direction I Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU
Choreography I Béatrice WARRAND
Lights creation I Gilles GENTNER
Stage videos I Charlotte ROUSSEAU
Direction I Manon GICQUEL
Artistic direction I Emmanuel GREZE-MASUREL
Co-production I Opéra de Limoges & Le Volcan du Havre
Supports I Régions Normandie & Grand Sud, Département Seine-Maritime, Mairie du Havre
Program: a genderless reinvention of 23 operatic icons and their multiple massacres ; 23 stereotypes of madonas, bitches and witches, reversed and assembled in a surrealistic pastiche. In NO(S) DAMES, Manon’s farewell then blends with that of Violetta ; Norma’s burning tears echoe Amina’s nightmares ; Giulietta, Carmen and Maria become a sole temptress ; Armide’s hysteria bodes Alcina’s fall…
By connecting these women substitutes in their morbid sisterhood, NO(S) DAMES plays to the exquisite corpse, underlining the pattern of tragic destinies for these masculine heroines and drawing in undertones the portrait of a one and only idol : the Dame, as fantasized, created and imposed by men to women throughout centuries or continents.
From Cavalli to Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES embarks the audience in a tearfull trip and make you rediscover these great tragic divas, like never seen nor heard before. Duration 1h10 – All audiences.
NO(S) DAMES ON TOUR