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Created november 2007.
As it is necessary to take up challenges and as Philippe MĂ©nard is
very playful, he wrote in 2005 Â« Zapptime Remix Â» a continuation of Â«
Zapptime, rĂŞve Ă©veillĂ© dâ€™un zappeur Â». This play was produced in one of
the Lieu Uniqueâ€™s studios.
Zapping still the heart of the play, but yet kneaded, quirky, uncluttered, tinkered with and built up again.
Â« Fresques et sketches 2nd round Â» is composed of snapshots linked together by
the object, like two runners are by the baton.
Â« Fresques et sketches 2nd round Â» is the second part of a work
comprised of sketches. In this play, soldiers, drum-majorettes, air
hostesses, watchmen, inspectorsâ€¦ perform, a world of uniforms in a
As in circular theatres where physicians used to deliver their
lectures in anatomy, a speaker is there, rambling on his â€śstudy-objectâ€ť
â€“to some extent, his guinea-pig- the latter being exhibited on a
pedestal in the middle of the ring: a juggler. Resorting to various
approaches-geographical, historical, economical, socio-political, and
philosophical, the speaker therefore claims to â€śconsider the subject
from all anglesâ€ť, that is to say, he will say â€śeverything about
Â« Ascenseur, fantasmagorie pour Ă©lever les gens et les
Â« Elevator, Phantasmagoria for lifting people and
An Open Letter on
the Desires of a Juggler.
Ladies and gentlemen,
members of the audience, jugglers and non-jugglers, artistsâ€¦
The art of juggling has
been around for centuries.
Men and women throw
objects in the air, up and down, and these objects fall back in the palms of
Â« P.P.P. Â»
Before going any further, I need to explain how this
creation came about.
In my experience, each creation is a puzzle, often taking
shape in an anarchic way, the pieces of the puzzle falling into place over time
and following certain events.