The Soldier's Tale
To be read, played and danced. In 2 parts, 1918
Music Igor Stravinsky - Text C. F. Ramuz
Eté Métropolitain, Bordeaux - september 2014
Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano - july 2014
Musical direction and Violin, Stéphane Rougier
Production, Scenic design, Costumes, Jean-Philippe Clarac & Olivier Deloeuil
Lighting Design, Christophe Pitoiset
With Jonathan Harscoët / Tommaso Guezi (The Soldier) ; Eric Bougnon / Gianni Poliziani (The Devil) ; Blanche Konrad (The Princess)
Clarac-Deloeuil > Le Lab / Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano
With the support of: Institut Français, Ville de Bordeaux, SPEDIDAM, Fondation Igor Stravinsky.
Additional support by: Fonds d'Insertion de l'ESTBA (Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine), Pôle d'Enseignement Supérieur Musique et Danse Bordeaux Aquitaine
100 years after the outburst of World War I, this cutting-edge adaptation of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale reinvents the codes of itinerant theatre. Each performance is presented out-of-doors, ideally in front of WWI Monuments to the Fallen soldiers. With its jazzy undertones and surrealist poetry, this very unique masterpiece of musical theatre comes straight from the Great War. But the modernity of this lively production and the continuous interaction between actors, musicians and audience also remind us that the soldier’s story is our own, in the here and now.