The subject of Welcome is the principle of all life: to be confronted with the unexpected death and his lack of judgment.
For the religious, death is possibly the entrance ticket of deliverance and eternal happiness for others, the abandonment of all earthly joys for nothing. Yet in both cases, it is a place that sometimes feeds a fertile imagination, many agree that there may be: the famous "white tunnel."
Sas between life and death, he would be aware of it. This is partly where the action is of Welcome . Death is seen as a small business.
In this dream, we see our life cycle with its joys, sorrows, successes and failures. We can try to coax it Morta, the mower, to hope for a reprieve but his aides, along with jellyfish, such sirens in the Odyssey, will charm us in a thousand ways to make us yield to the temptation of a rest endless.
We often imagine a heavenly paradise but the depths and the creatures that inhabit them may contain eternal life secrets like this sponge-old 12,000 years or variety of jellyfish which cells regenerate indefinitely.
In Welcome , I have fun tender and burlesque way of making the tragedy of the human condition: the awareness for each of the inevitable end that is promised.
Surrounded by actors, dancers and singers, I imagined this new creation in homage to the living and ephemeral show ...
With them with you, we will laugh to death for perhaps better accept it.
Source: Patrice Thibaud
After ten years of experience and collaboration in theater and music companies encounter against it in 1994 Michèle Guigon and play together in Duo, history amourire. In 1995 Chris- tian Schiaretti offers it to integrate its permanent troop CDN Reims. He stayed five years during which he discusses various theatrical styles. Note the others in between Hamed Philippi pher Alain Badiou, Martyr Polyeucte Cornelius and The Visionaries Desmarest de Saint Sorlin.
In 2001 it is the meeting with Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeïeff. With them he played at the theater in "the big leagues", "the Etourdis" "the Tati evenings" and opera in "The Abduction from the Seraglio" by Mozart and "L'Etoile of Chabrier".
In July 2006, under the urging of the Salzburg Festival, he wrote and presents with Philippe Leygnac a pantomime twenty minutes to broadcast live opening ceremony on Austrian TV.
In 2008 he created "COCORICO" and "Jungles" (2011) at the National Theatre of Chaillot. He then associate artist at the Comet / Scène Nationale in Chalons-en-Champagne, where he started "COIL APE" and "FAIR PLAY" (2012). Since 2009 it also creates shows and performances for the Louvre and the Musée du Quai Branly ("The True story of Tarzan", "The Mystery of the da Kachina doll"). In May-June 2009 Patrice also runs three "surprise visits" to the French Cinémathèque around the exhibition on Jacques Tati.
Alongside his theatrical career he worked in television and film. From 2004 to 2006, it operates daily on Canal + in issuing Stéphane Bern 8:10 p.m. pétantes where it offers original mime numbers. In 2007 we find him on M6, writes and presents a zany teleshopping "Michelle and Michael". In 2012 he created "the M.Tibo games", sporting short mime sequence for TV5 MONDE.
Will be seen in cinemas in "Asterix at the Olympic Games" by Thomas Langmann and Frédéric Forestier, "Agathe Clery" by Etienne Chatiliez, "Mes Amis, Mes Amours" by Lorraine Levy, "The Icing on the Cake" by Laura Morante, "Yves Saint Laurent" by Jalil Lespert and soon in the first film Jamel Debbouze, "Why I (not) eaten my father".
Since 2015, he is associate artist at the Théâtre de Nîmes, subsidized theater for contemporary dance. It created "Franito" .
Source: Patrice Thibaud 's website
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Artistic direction / Conception
Fran Espinosa, Joëlle Iffrid
Patrice Thibaud Olivier Saladin Lydie Alberto Marianne Bourg Fran Espinosa Philippe Leygnac
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy
Patrice Thibaud, Jean-Michel Guérin
Etienne Saglio (magicien)
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse de Lyon - Fabien Plasson, 2019