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. Contact is 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 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, 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 was « associated artist » to the Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes) until 2016.