As an ancient wrestling-match between flower-girls in the making – a fanciful and exuberant manifesto.
Accompanied by three musicians –a pianist, an accordionist and a percussionist–, François Chaignaud and Jérôme Marin compete in an ancient wrestling for flower-girls, their mouths filled with libertine melodies, flighty verses and forgotten tunes. Devouring the repertoire of the 1920s and 30s, they intoxicate their bodies with the troubling incandescence of those outdated love songs whose embarrassing charm illuminates our present, its grey areas and hopes. Falsely innocent, flimsy and amusing, whimsical and exuberant.
Conception, performance François Chaignaud, Jérôme Marin
Music Antoine Bernollin, Frédéric Ferrand, Adrien Chennebault
Administration/production Scène Nationale d’Orléans
Tour planning Sarah de Ganck / Art Happens
La compagnie de l’eau qui dort, La Ménagerie de verre – Paris