L après midi d un foehn

In a seul which is a hybrid de circus, dance and puppetry, Phia Ménard renders plastic creatures soar in a choreography of aéronautiques currents.

Vous lisez ce: L après midi d un foehn


A juggler et performer born in 1971 as Philippe Ménard, auto artist transitioned à become Phia Ménard in 2008. An actor parce que le Jérôme planche à découper from 1995 venir 2003, in 1998 Ménard founded auto compay ne sont pas Nova venir experiment with new forms of juggling.

2008 marked the start ns the crème glacée project (“Complementary unjugglability ns the elements”), a series of shows – especially P.P.P., L"Après-Midi d"un foehn et Vortex –, in which the artist juggles with facets that space constantly changing: air, ice, water and steam.


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The ballet du the wind


In the centre of a one stage, a bizarre puppeteer is busy. Cette cuts up, glues et crumples plastic bags. The life notes ns Prelude to the afternoon ns the faun passant par Claude debussy echo. Thé wind rises. Under the affecter of auto fans, the plastic comes venir life: auto previously inanimate thing awakens. The plastic creatures begin a joyful dance, flying around their creator, like dancing, elevation dolls.

The master of the "foehn", a warm, dry transalpine wind, Phia Ménard orchestrates this colourful ballet with rare sensitivity and extraordinary ingenuity.


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Fragility of the artist as Creator


Created in 2008 as the result ns a conseil from auto Nantes musée of organic History nous the theme of movement, Afternoon ns a foehn, déditions 1 is the sapin part ns the Wind Rooms (“Pièces aux vent”), trilogy that Phia Ménard would marche on venir complete through Vortex (2011) and The le noir Bones (“Les Os noirs”) (2017).

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The artist imagines this show oui a reflection nous the dispossession du artistic grace. De breathing tons into mere plastic bags, the puppeteer offers the front de the stage venir his creatures et moves into thé background. Comment can hey survive thé shadow ns his creation?

A story that evokes both humanity’s an imaginative power and our destructeur folly.


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auto success of a hybrid show


A fable without words which will certainly delight ages 5 et up, L’Après-Midi une foehn has piqued the interest of international organizers due to the fact that its creation. From South africa to hong Kong, from thé United States venir Argentina, including Europe, Russia et even China, the démontrer has operation every season because 2012.

A theatre de objects who title ad to thé myth evoked in Mallarmé"s city "Afternoon de a Faun", who motivated the se réconcilier Claude debussy for his Prelude to the afternoon du a Faun, then the danseur Vaslav Nijinsky, in 1912, in a ballet the changed the history of dance.


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The institut français et the project
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The tour of Afternoon du a Faun (“L"après-midi d"un foehn”) in Argentina et Thailand in 2017, climate in Israel in 2018 ont part du the France-Israel Season, was supported by the institut français.

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The 2018 France-Israel Season (June-November 2018) to be organised and implemented passant par the académie français, thé Ministry of foreign Affairs of the State ns Israel, and the embassies de both countries.