Renaud Mascret is, among others, a singer. He is also a psychiatrist and is particularly involved with suffering adolescents or teenagers. This tenor is a performer in one of my creations, Chorus, a choreographic piece for 24 choristers. His physical commitment, his taste for playing and the power of his voice led me to invite him for this solo. Soli is an opportunity to deepen our collaboration and to pursue a research already started with Chorus on the body/voice relationship, this time in a more intimate mode.
Soli is a subjective journey through certain figures of baroque music. It is built around a solitary body that is transformed by singing, like a crossing of personal, gendered or historical figures.
He embodies in a personal way these various songs in the same embrace. It transforms itself as it goes along.
It is a moving and multiple body.
- Mickaël Phelippeau
The premiere took place on october 6th 2017 at L'échangeur - CDCN Hauts-de-France, in the frame of festival "C'est comme ça !"
a choreographic piece by Mickaël Phelippeau
artistic collaboration and performance Renaud Mascret
light design Abigail Fowler
sound design Eric Yvelin
outside eye Marcela Santander Corvalán
production set-up Fabrik Cassiopée - Isabelle Morel
production, distribution, administration Fabrik Cassiopée – Manon Crochemore, Pauline Delaplace & Marie-Laure Menger
executive production bi-p association
coproduction L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, Centre Chorégraphique national d’Orléans, dans le cadre de l’accueil studio.
with the support of Centre Dramatique National Orléans/Centre-Val de Loire
photo credit Mickaël Phelippeau & Philippe Savoir
L'échangeur, CDCN Hauts-de-France in the frame of Festival C'est comme ça!, FR - premiere
Scène nationale 61, Alençon, FR