16th Festival 2006

Main programme

Samstag 11. Nov. // 15.00 – 16.00 Uhr
Sonntag 12. Nov. // 11.00 – 12.00 Uhr und 17.00 – 18.00 Uhr
Neue Szene / Schauspiel Leipzig

Mélodie Théâtre, Boos

»Concert d'eau pour jardin d'hiver«
(»Wasserkonzert für einen Wintergarten«)

Theatralische Wassersinfonie



Catherine Raffaeli


Pierre Gaudin


Denis Brély


Mireille Martini


Jean-Loup Guillaumat

Technische Leitung:

Paul Agratina

Darsteller und Musiker:

Catherine Raffaeli, Denis Brély, Pierre Gaudin, Patrice Guillaumat, Patrice Mizrahi, Gérard Yon

Für Kinder (ab 4 Jahre) und Erwachsene

A sextet of actors dressed in blue move for a poetic journey into the pool. There, we hear bubbling and gurgling, pattering and splashing. Most of the fantasy instruments they are playing can be found around the house: bottles and glasses, a corkscrew, a hose and an air pump.

In the relaxed and, at the same time, strange atmosphere of a winter garden, an ingenious and highly enjoyable water symphony is performed with the unbridled pleasure of play. Everyday sounds and objects are reinterpreted and the very personal way of composing music precedes a playful development phase lasting for months.

Mélodie Théâtre was founded in 1986 and has established its home in Boos, a small town near Rouen in Normandy, France. The team of ten people works with various forms of theatre and concentrates its work on musical theatre for children. Its repertoire includes pieces such as »Le pain de ménage« (»Household bread«, 1992) by Jules Renard and »Monsieur Bonhomme et les incendiaries« (»Everyman and the arsonists«, 1996) by Max Frisch, as well as its own creations such as »Concert d'eau pour jardin d'hiver« (»A concert of water for a winter garden« and »Manège Océan« (2004). The company was invited to the Zürcher Theater Spektakel in 2005 and this is its first guest appearance in Germany.

»Not one word is spoken, but the ›concert of water‹ has much to say: it is clever nonsense, a storm of hydraulic notes, magical rain, which stops and starts with the children's song ›La claire fontaine‹ (›The clear fountain‹). The water is so wonderful« (La Montagne, Clermont-Ferrand, 20.12.2000).

Uraufführung: 24.06.1994, Sotteville-les-Rouen / Neufassung 2003

Internetseiten der Compagnie: www.melodietheatre.com

Produktion: Mélodie Théâtre

Das Gastspiel erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch das Institut Français de Leipzig.