Going Medieval

Medieval castle of Chaumont sur Loire, France. Black and white.

Medieval castle of Chaumont sur Loire, France. Black and white.

About the castle

The Château de Chaumont is a castle in Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France. The castle was founded in the 10th century by Odo I, Count of Blois. After Pierre d’Amboise rebelled against Louis XI, the king ordered the castle’s destruction. Later in the 15th century Château de Chaumont was rebuilt by Charles I d’Amboise. Protected as a monument historique since 1840, the château was given into state ownership in 1938 and is now open to the public. (From Wikipedia)
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Sleepwalkin’

Sleepwalking

“Streetlife” – Sleepwalking

From “Streetlife”

Project by Nasser Martin-Gousset

The story line of this musical comedy takes place in contemporary Orleans and in places of everyday movement – a square, a courtyard, a parking lot or a street.
Without losing site of the storybook aspect of this musical fable, the comedy remains anchored in reality, as do the characters and situations.
The project is built on pre-existing French songs, labelled “realist”, from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, as well as popular and international songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They are transformed and adapted to tell a story.
Together with the participants, we created movement and text based on improvisations and given situations related to the concept of behaviour in the public space that is the street, exploring encounters, rendezvous, good-byes and reunions.
Nasser Martin-Gousset.

 

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