BELLS AND SPELLS
AURÉLIA THIERRÉE in
BELLS AND SPELLS
a show by VICTORIA THIERRÉE CHAPLIN
In a single act made of a succession of scenes, Aurélia plays an incurable kleptomaniac woman who suddenly finds herself under the influence of the objects she has “borrowed”. Improbable mechanisms, strange encounters, mad music boxes punctuate her journey in this unpredictable theatrical play.
The rhythm is peculiar and incessant and transports us into a succession of “everyday life” scenes where Aurélia collects objects that don’t belong to her, bringing the audience inside a world where everything is possible. Elegant and ethereal, Aurélia opens the door of her restless and poetic imagination.
With the performer and dancer Jaime Martinez, the multifaceted artist guides you through unknown territories where magic, surrealism and humour are the norm and where she suddenly finds herself at the mercy of the objects she tries to seize. Seats and tables slide and move independently, walls come alive, common objects transform into strange animal, a forest of coat hangers turn into a dragon. Strangeness meets wonder and illusion.
Conceived and directed by : Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
With : Aurélia Thierrée
and Jaime Martinez
Set and costume design : Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
Choreography : Armando Santin et Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
Collaborator to the light design : Fiammetta Baldiserri et Nasser Hammadi
Collaborator to sound design : Dom Bouffard
Technical director : Gerd Walter
Light : Nick Burge
Sound engineer : Christian Leemans
Stage hand : Gerd Walter, Monika Schwarzl et Thomas Dobruszkees
Tour manager : Virginia Forlani
Productions : Victoria Thierrée Chaplin et Encore Un Tour
Co-production : Les Célestins Théâtre de Lyon, Théâtre de Carouge Genève et Change Performing Arts Milano
Creation at the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi in July 2018.
A special thanks to : Aurélia Thierrée, Sara Driver, Prof. Aron Goldhirsch, Prof. Paolo Veronesi et Nicoletta Braschi.
Duration : 1h10
© Richard Haughton et Lucie Jansch