Presented at the Opéra Comique (Paris), Tutti is a fantasy designed for the Dance Research Group of the Paris Opera House. On stage, the actors undergo a strange transformation to become musical instruments.... Clothes are connected to vacuum cleaners that inflate the costumes, and, at the same time, the bodies of the performers. Theirs' is a musical shell. Just like the stage scenery elements, some of which feature violin and double bass patterns. And the melody comes from the pit, with the musicians playing a score devised especially by Antoine Hervé, the musical director of the National Jazz Orchestra.
WITH: MARTINE CLARY, PASCALE FERRARI, KATIA GREY, EMMANUELLE JONQUIÈRES, FLORENCE LAMBERT, MYRIAM NACERI, OLIVIER AGEORGES, JEAN-CLAUDE CIAPARA, RENAUD FAUVIAU, ANDRÉ LAFONTA, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE PARÉ, JEAN-HUGUES TANTO
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ
CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: PASCALE HENROT
ORIGINAL MUSIC: ANTOINE HERVÉ ET VÉRONIQUE VILMART
WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF: DES MUSICIENS DE L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE JAZZ-1987
SET: MARC CARO
COSTUMES: PHILIPPE GUILLOTEL
LIGHTS: ERIC WURTZ
Premiered in April 1987 at the Opéra Comique.