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TOGETHER, LET’S CREATE A NEW BRIDGE BETWEEN ARTS

By intertwining several disciplines at the highest level of excellence (music, singing, dancing, plastic arts, litterature…), the French Lyric & Choreographic Company UP TO THE MOON creates a new BRIDGE BETWEEN ARTS exploring new daring artistic alchemies to reinvent the classic formats of shows and to touch differently a wider and enlarged audience.

2017 Creation

BAROQUE DNA
Baroque undressed in PIANO-VOICE & PIANO-DANCE

ARTISTIC STATEMENT : Baring Baroque music in piano, singing and dancing, to reveal all the modernity of its melodic DNA and to embody its perpetual motion. Body & soul.

Bach, Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Vivaldi… Like never heard or seen before.

For the 1st time, 9 major composers reinvented in a choreographic recital  in minor mode, composed of 21 baroque masterpieces, like the 21 grams of soul’s weight (15 piano-voice set in motion/ 6 piano solo amongst which 4 piano-dance with full choreographies) for a journey into Baroque DNA as well as in Man’s emotional DNA. From the soul’s voice to body language.

SINGING & DANCING :  Théophile ALEXANDRE, a young countertenor and contemporary dancer, performing on the most beautiful international stages (Paris Philharmonie, New York Lincoln Center, Versailles Opera, Venice Fenice, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Ottawa Opera, Bern Opera and all French Operas and Theaters…) and considered as ONE OF THE FEW ARTISTS IN THE WORLD to perform both singing and dancing at this level of excellence, through his collaboration with prestigious conductors (Malgoire, Garrido, Christie, d’Hérin, Grapperon, associated conductor of Equilbey…) and famous choreographers (Gallotta, Scozzi, Pina Bausch Company, Montalvo-Hervieu…). 

PIANO : Guillaume VINCENT, ADAMI & French Classic Music Awards’ revelation, performing in Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, London Barbican Hall, Pleyel, Gaveau…

Choreography : Jean-Claude GALLOTTA // Scenography : Pierre-André WEITZ
Texts & Voice over : Carole MARTINEZ, Goncourt & Renaudot Young Readers’Awards

Worldwide PREMIERE in Oct 17 at the Volcan, National Scene of Le Havre, for the opening of their season.

ON TOUR for the seasons 17/18 & 18/19, up to the CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES THEATER, The 21st of January 2019, for an exceptionnel evening produced by LES GRANDES VOIX.

OFFICIAL TRAILER OF THE SHOW

Bach, Haendel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Rameau… Like never heard or seen them before…
Discover the OFFICIAL TRAILER of BAROQUE DNA, shot in Le Volcan.

DISTRIBUTION

Singing & dancing : Theophile Alexandre
Piano : Guillaume Vincent
Choreography : Jean-Claude Gallotta
Staging : Pierre-André Weitz
Texts : Carole Martinez, Goncourt & Renaudot Young Readers’ Awards
Art Direction : Emmanuel Greze-Masurel

What French Opera Directors say about it

“Baroque DNA reinvents the classic format of recital with a great deal of modernity, delicacy and exquisite musicality”

Alain MERCIER, Director of the LIMOGES OPERA

“Theophile Alexandre is an exceptional artist, outside the norm, both outstanding countertenor and magnificent dancer, mad about Baroque Music and pursuing the same dream as the contemporaries of Louis the 14th, the French Sun King, to intertwin singing and dancing.
Well, Theophile delivers this astonishing performance in his piano-voice and piano-dance recital : BAROQUE DNA. A show that will be created the 13th of October at Le Volcan, mixing baroque masterpieces with Jean-Claude Gallotta’s dance, with a light yet modern staging and designed for a large audience’

Jean-François DRIANT, Director of LE VOLCAN, national scene of le Havre

BACKSTAGE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE CREATION

Discover the behind the scenes VIDEOS of the creation of BAROQUE DNA:

〉 The INTERVIEW of Théophile Alexandre & Jean-Claude Gallotta on  embodying Baroque perpetual motion in contemporary dance
〉The rehearsals of the PIANO-VOICE at the SINGER-POLIGNAC Foundation with Guillaume Vincent
〉The creation of the PIANO-DANCE choreographies in the Studios of CHAILLOT with Jean-Claude Gallotta

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BAROQUE DNA PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

2016: RUNNING-IN OF BAROQUE DNA PIANO-VOICE PARTS

All year long, the musical part of the recital, without the piano-danse, has been run-in in festivals and at the Limoges Opera for a sold-out show including, for the occasion, some duets with the soprano Marion Tassou

VIDEOS OF THE PIANO-VOICE / LIMOGES OPERA

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Find more videos on the Théophile Alexandre channel


Théophile Alexandre was dressed in St Laurent-Paris, Viktor&Rolf and Repetto

NEXT STEPS OF PRODUCTION:

〉OCTOBER 2016 : Creation of the piano-dance parts by Jean-Claude Gallotta & Théophile Alexandre
〉SPRING 2017 : Creation of the gestures of the piano-voice / Lighting & staging creation
〉SPRING 2017 : Recording of the BAROQUE DNA CD
〉SUMMER 17 : Avant-premières in Festivals
〉From the 9th to the 13th of OCTOBER 2017 : PREMIERE in LE VOLCAN, National Scene of Le Havre, for the opening of their season
〉17/18 SEASON : Tour debut up to the CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES THEATER the 21st of January 2019, for an exceptional evening produced by LES GRANDES VOIX.

CONTACT: DIRECTION@UPTOTHEMOON.FR