PRODUCED SHOWS

Cirque Le Roux embarks on the adventure of producing shows by associate artists!

 

Because Cirque Le Roux has always had the project of accompanying other artists, Allan Sartori’s first creation is the occasion for the company to experiment the concept of associate artist, in order to defend their aesthetics of “cinema-circus” on the contemporary scene.   

Hedy Lamarr

INTENTION

Hedy Lamarr is a fascinating figure, at the crossroads of war, the world of cinema, luxury and inventions that still exist today even in our telephones. Taking the opposite path of Georges Méliès (magician and inventor of special effects for the cinema), Allan Sartori is inspired by special effects to twist reality into a scene thanks to Magie Nouvelle, in order to revisit the story of this woman. The stage becomes a place of all possibilities: to give life to Hedy’s brilliant and crazy inventions. Rediscover the rhythm and music of her exchanges with her pianist friend Georges. To relive moments of cinema by freeing oneself from the limits of the stage, to twist reality and make two German spies appear in search of her inventions… Impossible changes, magic, flights of fancy, unrealistic duels and stunts, Hedy Lamarr is a hymn to invention and the unexpected.

WHO IS HEDY LAMARR ?
Hedy Lamarr, born in 1914 in Austria, will very early see her image of actress upset. In 1934, she gets a role in Extase and plays for the first time in the history of cinema an orgasm. This scene will result in a sulphurous reputation that will never leave her. She then left Austria, became a naturalized American and signed with the biggest Hollywood studios. Hedy Lamarr defies appearances. While she was designated “the most beautiful woman in the world”, she was secretly an inventor of genius, far from the film sets. In the middle of the war, she invented a multitude of things: rationing systems for soldiers, a frequency hopping torpedo guide to help refugees from Europe cross the ocean, as well as the premises of the wifi…
 
SUMMARY OF THE PLAY 

Five colorful characters will love, challenge and kill each other in this closed-door setting for the next thirty-two hours. The elegant Hedy Lamarr, her best pianist friend Georges, two German spies disguised as American journalists and an invisible but surprising assistant are the protagonists of this play which invents an episode from the life of the inventor. Like a painting by Tarantino, the blood will flow on their powder pink three-piece suits and the shots, like in the best cartoons, will have the ability to undress our characters, going from an evening gown to a nightie in just a few shots.

ALLAN SARTORI

Trained at the National Circus School of Châtellerault and then at the Superior School of Circus Arts of Brussels, Allan tours the world as a Korean rocker acrobat. With his trio DAC, he joins Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Monti, Cirque Roncalli, and participates in Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde. He won several medals, including the gold medal at the International Circus Festival of Wiesbaden, the silver medal and the audience award at the Sol y Circo Festival, and the bronze medal at the Wuqiao Festival (China) and the Monte Carlo Circus Festival. In 2015, he joined the 10th promotion of the « Magie Nouvelle” training at the CNAC (Chalons en Champagne), supervised by Raphael Navarro and Valentine Losseau (Compagnie 14:20, initiators of the new magic movement). After this training, he formed the company Wat&Wam with Pedro Miguel Silva. This company works between 2017 and 2021 essentially as an outside look at magic. In its portfolio, Wat&Wam counts L’art total by Gazole Théâtre, Anatomie du Néant by the company Chambre 5, Mon toit du monde by the Cie Silence et Songe, Monsieur X by Mathilda May with Pierre Richard and original music by Ibrahim Maalouf (Molière 2020 for the best one-man show), Mars 2037 by Pierre Guillois and several Chinese productions (Beijing/Shanghai).

FIRST SHOW SCHEDULED ON OCTOBER 14, 2023 IN SOUSTONS (ESPACE ROGER HANIN)!

DISTRIBUTION

DIRECTION: Allan Sartori

INTERPRETERS: Clara Huet / Benoit Charron / Allan Sartori / Émilien Janneteau / Amélie Vénisse
CASCADES and DOUBLING: Maxence Fertein
WRITING: Léonard Kahn / Allan Sartori
WITH THE BENEVOLENT EYE OF Yann Frisch
 
MAGIC DESIGN: Pedro Miguel Silva of Wat&Wam
MAGIC EXTERNAL AID: Arthur Chavaudret
SOUND: Mathieu Genevois
LIGHTING: Thibault Condi
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Nina Quitté
COSTUMES: Clarisse Baudinière
 
SCENOGRAPHY:
created by Philip Rosenberg & Grégory Arsenal from Cirque Le Roux
realised by Clémence Hamel
 
PRODUCTION: Cirque Le Roux
DISTRIBUTION: Blue Line Productions

CONTACT

ARTISTIC CONTACT :
Allan Sartori sartori.allan@yahoo.fr 
 
PRODUCTION CONTACT :
Léa de Truchis admin@cirqueleroux.com 
 
DISTRIBUTION CONTACT : 
Christine Weiler christine.7tours@gmail.com 

MENTIONS

RESIDENCE AID
Espace Roger Hanin (Soustons), Scène aux champs (Saubrigues), Espace Arnaudin (Saint Paul les Dax), Morcenx la Nouvelle, La Cigalière (Sérignan), Théâtre Pierre Barouh (Les Herbiers).
 
SUPPORT
Department of Landes, Cultures Connectées (Nouvelle Aquitaine Region and DRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine)
 
CO-PRODUCTION 
Théâtre de Gascogne (Mont de Marsan) and CRABB (Biscarosse)

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