Compagnie Oposito

Trois Éléphants passent...

Trois Éléphants passent… is a gigantic parade in three acts inspired by the imaginary world of ‘Transhumance, l’heure du troupeau’.

Seemingly straight from Gargantua’s son’s toy box, three mechanical iron elephants and a squadron of metal Phoenixes make their way through the city, accompanied by the sound of bagpipes, drums and bombards played by a small army of tin soldiers.

Men and women clad in costumes representing the 5 continents take part in this unusual migration. Human-beacons, carrying incandescent red torches lead the way to the final stop: there, a legendary concert will be played as a last farewell.

A show involving the participation of 35 volunteers and an ensemble of classical musicians.

Facts & Figures

  • outdoor
  • parade
  • language no problem
  • audience participation
  • suitable for all ages
  • 84 minutes
  • 1 x per day
  • Paris (FR)
  • Website

For thirty years, cie Oposito has crossed the roads from Noisy-le-Sec to Addis Ababa. Expressing its art in the streets, boulevards, squares, on the water and the sea. Imagining modern rituals and scenarios that can slip into the life of the city and highlight its hidden, forgotten and unknown parts. Looking for the movement that suits the crowd best, Oposito draws and creates images that are not afraid of spaces, noises or storms.

Oposito continues to explore theatrical expressions in itinerant shows. A story that appears, slips and disappears in the heart of the city, in which the viewer's perception is a physical sensation coupled with a poetic emotion. The parade is one of the signs most suited to the language of crowds and large spaces. Its movement is built in the form of successive appearances, a rhythm that takes the public by surprise to embark it as an unconditional passenger of our dreams.

Concept   Jean-Raymond Jacob
Artistic direction   Jean-Raymond Jacob and Pascal Le Guennec
Set Design   Enrique Jimenez
Music   Décor Sonore
Rhythmic creation   Métalovoice
Costume designers    Fabienne Desflèches and Philou Jacob
Comedians and musicians   15 performers
With    Bagad Plougastel
And 35 volunteers

Cie Oposito – Le Moulin Fondu, national centre for street arts and arts in public space is contracted by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (Ile-de-France Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs), Ile-de-France Region, Val d’Oise County Council, Roissy Pays de France urban community and the city of Garges-lès-Gonnesse. With the support of the General Commissariat for territories equality (CGET)


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