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Philippe Decouflé is a creator of dreamlike metamorphoses, who finds inspiration in both high and popular culture and who dismantles accepted customs and mores through his use of the spectacular, the burlesque, and the bizarre. With Contact, he creates a musical and visual comedy, an irrational tale of our (super-)human passions. A troupe of sixteen dancers, actors, singers and musicians play upon our collective memory by putting together a musical. What are these artists up to? They talk about art, love, knowledge, the divine, and greed; they wonder about the meaning of good and evil; they explore the notion of universal dual existence by introducing Decouflé-esque absurdity and fantasy into Faustian romanticism. This is an appeal to the imagination and pure audience pleasure, where freedom rules, and where passion, fire, and fury sing aloud.

 

DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER:
PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ
MUSIC DESIGN AND LIVE: NOSFELL, PIERRE LE BOURGEOIS
BY AND WITH :
CHRISTOPHE SALENGRO, ALICE ROLAND, CLÉMENCE GALLIARD, ERIC MARTIN, ALEXANDRA NAUDET, STÉPHANE CHIVOT, FLAVIEN BERNEZET, SEAN PATRICK MOMBRUNO, MERITXELL CHECA ESTEBAN, VIOLETTE WANTY, JULIEN FERRANTI, IOANNIS MICHOS, LISA ROBERT, SUZANNE SOLER

LIGHT DESIGN:
PATRICE BESOMBES
SET DESIGN: JEAN RABASSE
ASSISTANT: GLADYS GAROT-FRATI
SET CONSTRUCTION: ATELIERS FRANCOIS DEVINEAU
PROPS CONSTRUCTION: GUILLAUME TROUBLÉ
SET PAINTING : ANTOINE FONTAINE
PROPS PAINTING : SOPHIE LEHMANN
COSTUMES DESIGN: LAURENCE CHALOU
ASSISTANT: LÉA RUTKOWSKI
CREATIVE TEAM: JEAN MALO, FRANÇOIS BLAIZOT
HAIR DESIGN: CHARLIE LE MINDU
ACCESSORIES: ERIC HALLEY
MAKE-UP: CHRISTOPHE OLIVEIRA
VIDEO DESIGN: OLIVIER SIMOLA,
VIDEO MANAGING: LAURENT RADANOVIC
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT : BENOIT SIMON
CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: DAPHNÉ MAUGER

STAGE MANAGEMENT (ALTERNATELY): PATRICE BESOMBES, BEGOÑA GARCIA NAVAS
LIGHTS (ALTERNATELY): CHLOÉ BOUJU, BEGOÑA GARCIA NAVAS
STAGE MANAGING AND FLIGHTS: LÉON BONY
STAGE MANAGING (ALTERNATELY): CHLOÉ BOUJU, GUILLAUME TROUBLÉ
SOUND: JEAN-PIERRE SPIRLI
DRIVER : MICHEL MERLIN

FILMS : COMPAGNIE DCA / PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ, ANIMATION OF THE MARCEL STORR'S WORK «LES MÉGAPOLES» IN
AGREEMENT WITH LILIANE AND BERTRAND KEMPF
 TEXTS: SECTIONS FROM «GESTES ET OPINIONS DU DR FASTROLL, PARAPHYSICIEN» (ALFRED JARRY, AND «FAUST» (J.W
VON GOETHE TRANSLATION BY GÉRARD DE NERVAL)
ORIGINAL TEXTS WRITTEN BY STÉPHANE CHIVOT, CLÉMENCE GALLIARD, ALICE ROLAND, CHRISTOPHE SALENGRO

ACKNOWLEGEMENTS: CERRUTI 1881, MAC COSMETICS, BIODERMA, LILIANE ET BERTRAND KEMPF, MARC BODNAR

 

Production: Compagnie DCA / Philippe Decouflé

Coproduction: Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau
(Ludwigshafen- Allemagne), Théâtre de l'Archipel - Scène Nationale de Perpignan, DeSingel (Antwerpen - Belgique), Espace Malraux - Scène Nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, Théâtre de Nîmes – Scène Conventionnée pour la Danse Contemporaine, Théâtre de Caen, Le Volcan - Scène Nationale du Havre, La Filature - Scène Nationale (Mulhouse).

With the support of the ADAMI

The Compagnie DCA is funded by DRAC Ile-de-France - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the Conseil Général of Seine-Saint-Denis and the City of Saint-Denis where it is located.

French Institute supports the DCA Company for its international touring and  the Île-de-France Region for its investment.

Philippe Decouflé is « associated artist » to the Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes).