On the occasion of the Grand Opening of Taikun, Le French May invites French company Quidams for a dream-like outdoor parade. Well-known for its show Dreamlike Horses staging large-scale inflatable horses (more than 3 meters high) liven up by puppet masters dressed up in legends costumes, Quidams will offer a fantastic cavalcade for the joy of both young and grown-ups!
Compagnie des Quidams, and its artistic creations awakes up fleeting moments in our dreams and thoughts, and offers images in time and space to gallop in fields of fantasy.
Of all the animals close to humans, the horse is certainly one that has most nurtured dreams, fantasies and games of the imagination… Creature of fascinations, the horse is part of our lives, carrying us in the most magical legends, the fabulous mythologies and in our intimate musings. It accompanies the heroes and gods as mere mortals. They are the winged horses of our imaginations.
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A fantastic cavalcade
A passing dream. A herd of horses, made of white and ivory materials, symbols of peace, purity and spirit. Horses carved with large inflatable materials are put motion by bold puppeteers in legendary costumes. A procession of images which begins with strange characters, bizarrely dressed, science-fiction Venetians, proud of themselves… In the space of 30 seconds, the world changes into an atmosphere of dreamlike images, the characters transform into fantastic luminous horses… A strange little man, the “man of tracks”, lends himself to games, to jousting, to the choreographies of this fantastic herd… He is not the ringmaster, the shepherd or the trainer… He seems rather to have escaped from the world of humans to join the dances and imaginary of the horses. An accompaniment of sweet smokes, night lights and “horsy” sounds. An original musical creation accompanies the show in the symphonic universe of legends. The images of the journey are changing, dynamic, poetical, in metamorphosis… No words but sounds, no barriers just musical atmospheres… This is a dream that passes by, a fantastic cavalcade. The show is not a story, but a range of stories, of scenes … each one with its own music, its intention, its emotion, its fable… “Dreamlike Horses” endeavour to propose an adapted intervention, “flexible and modular”. Each show is reinvented in the succession of its sequences in order to find the right form in the city.
Author : Hal Collomb & Jean-Baptiste Duperray
Director : Jean-Baptiste Duperray
Draws & creation of costumes : Géraldine Clément
Handyman artist : Frédéric Grand
Creation of music : Serge Besset
Production : Compagnie des Quidams