Artonik - Art de rue
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Dancing stroll / Night-time Creation 2018

Sangkhumtha : HOPE

Water is a priceless treasure, facing the reality of global warming.
All countries in the world are concerned by the frequency of natural disasters as the consequences of climate change, and especially Asia.
Artonik company gets inspiration from Khmer traditions - as apsara dances or shadow theater - to produce a contemporary dancing stroll meandering through public places just like the Mekong meandes from China to the valleys of Cambodia and Vietnam.
Along the procession, visions of Asia will appear, suggesting the death of the Mekong waters, dry soils, long walks to fetch water in Laos, the slow motion of a waterqueen and footsteps of geta shoes.

STROLL
Artonik mixes modern dance and shadow theater with graphic and musical environment, alternating between Western influences and Asian aesthetics.
This dancing stroll will be contemporary, energic, ironic, fun, brutal, urban, engaged, mixing traditional and modern forms of communication / vocabulary.
It will sometimes get its inspiration from the classicism of Asian dancing but will propose something new by introducing occidental influences in a theatrical, playful approach.

SHADOW THEATER
We wish to avoid the digital aspect or the profusion of special effects. We want our images to look"artisanal”, projected on streets’ walls. We will collaborate with 2 artists, Caroline Sury and Craoman on the graphic projections.

MUSIC
The three musicians of Nataraj XT playing live music will follow the characters and the projected shadow as in the Khmer shadow theater. Compositions will mix traditional classic and modern instruments.

Artistic team :

Artistic direction Alain Beauchet et Caroline Selig
Comedians-dancers Boileau-Sanchez Pierre, Sonia Darbois, Jean-Serge Dunet, Sandra Français, Michaël Jaume, Cyril Limousin, Kader Mahammed, Noëlle Quillet, Vladimir Rivera, Lucas Tissot, Diane Touzin, Julie Yousef
Musicians live Dominique Beven, Philippe Capitani et Laurent Pernice
Sound regissor Sébastien Devey
Machinists Yann Decamps, Stephan Ripoll
Construction Sylvain Georget, Daniel Adami Julo Etievant - HO7 Marseille
Graphic collaboration Caroline Sury (puppets) and Craoman (retroprojection drawings)

Work in progress 1

Work in progress 2

Pictures work in progress

Supports

This creation is supported by Ateliers Frappaz - CNAREP de Villeurbanne, Lieux Publics - CNAREP à Marseille, Le Moulin Fondu - CNAREP en Île-de-France, Sur le Pont - CNAREP en Nouvelle-Aquitaine à la Rochelle et Quelques p’Arts...CNAREP - Scène Rhône-Alpes.
With special support of DGCA and City of Marseille.
The company is still looking for supports and recidencies.

The creation residency in Phare Ponleu Selpak is supported by Institut Français and Ville de Marseille, and Quelques p’Arts...Centre National des Arts de la Rue - Scène Rhône-Alpes. The project is part of Phare Ponleu Selpak “Professional Arts Development” program, co-funded by the European Union in Cambodia and UNESCO Residency on FB