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Les Anges au Plafond at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival in Minneapolis

As part of the 2019 National Puppetry Festival, the French puppetry company Les Anges au Plafond will present Le Cri Quotidien (The Daily Scream) on July 19.

During this performance, a woman (Camille Trouvé) sits down to leaf through the daily paper. The information unfolds into little paper marionettes ready to spit out their truths, their venom or their poetry. At the next table, a cellist (Sandrine Lefebvre) sits, reading an unusual musical score. She joins in the newspaper narration to compose a fugue punctuated by the sound of the pages turning. These are two parallel readings, two noisy lonelinesses that cross only by chance or by magic.

The performance is in English. For all audiences and kids age 8 +

Duration: 35 minutes

From July 16 to 20, The 2019 National Puppetry Festival will feature over 20 performances from national and international artists ranging from traditional to experimental. More than 50 workshops which will provide attendees with hands-on creation or physical skill development, as well as lively, interactive discussions, lectures and demonstrations.

The artistic committee includes Keith Shubert, Pamela Corcoran and Dmitri Carter.

Discover more French puppetry and object theater performances here.

Les Anges Au Plafond was created in 2000 by two actors and puppeteers, Camille Trouvé and Brice Berthoud. They develop their artistic language around three main axes: epic sweep, the space in question, and revealed versus concealed manipulation. Seeking to tell life stories that are both intimate and spectacular, Camille Trouvé and Brice Berthoud transport us into the workds of outstanding protagonists. They focus on the precise place where the intimate and the political intersect.

Camille Trouvé trained in puppetry in Glasgow national school. She also followed the training of the International Institute of Puppet in Charleville-Mézières especially with the English company Green Ginger. Her master for lights and shadow is the Italian puppeteer Fabrizio Montechi. She performs as a puppeteer in Le Cri Quotidien, Une Antigone de papier, Les Mains de Camille? dU Rêve que fut ma vie and directed Les Nuits polaires, Au Fil d'Oedipe, R.A.G.E. and White Dog.

Brice Berthoud is a circus performer by trade, he started out as a tightrope walker and juggler in the company Le Colimaçon and went on to produce five different shows mixing circus and comedy. In 1994 he met the Strasbourg-based company Flash Marionnettes, with whom he created La Tempête, Léonard de Vinci, Les Pantagruéliens and Un Roman de Renard. His puppeteering techning, in particular the dexterity and virtuosity with which he switches from one puppet to another draws considerably on his well-honed juggling skills. On stage in Les Nuits polaires, Au Fil d'Oedipe, R.A.G.E. and White Dog.