Bells and Spells, a journey between wonder and circus. Aurelia Thierrée, nimbel and sinuous, drive us on inside the adventurous world of the dreams, directed by Victoria Thierrèe.
In a single act, composed of an overwhelming succession of scenarios, Aurélia, in the guise of an incurable and clever kleptomaniac, suddenly finds herself at the mercy of the objects she tries to seize.
Improbable mechanisms, strange encounters, crazy music boxes and many other surprises in a continuous unpredictable theatrical play. A peculiar incessant rhythm transports us into
a succession of “everyday life” scenes where Aurélia collects objects that don’t belongs to her, bringing the audience inside paintings in whose dreamlike frame everything changes and becomes possible.
Elegant and ethereal, Aurélia opens us the door
of her imagination full of restlessness and poetry. With the performer and dancer Jaime Martinez, the multifaceted artist struggles
in a world full of “living” stolen objects that manipulate and influence her, objects that belongs to a world that only exist in her imagination.
Seats and tables slide and move independently, walls from which magically appear surreal characters, paintings that comes alive, common objects transformed into strange velvet animal, a wood of coat hangers transformed, under the incredulous eyes of the audience, in a dragon ridden by a young girl.
Strangeness meets wonders in a dreamlike illusion that makes smiles and dream. In Bells and Spells, logic, reason and seriousness aren’t law. Aurélia Thierrèe will guide you throught unknown territories where magic, surrealism and humour are the norm.
with Jaime Martinez
set and costume design > Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
choreography Armando > Santin
sound design > Dom Bouffard
light > Pierre Hendrickx
collaborator to the light design > Fiammetta Baldiserri
sound engineer > Christian Leemans
technical director > Gerd Walter
stagehand master > Marco D ́Amico
props & costumes > Monika Schwarzl
tour manager > Didier Bendel
production manager > Virginia Forlani
Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
Théâtre les Célestins Lyon
Théâtre Atelier Carouge Genève
Change Performing Arts Milano
a special thanks to
Prof. Aron Goldhirsch Prof. Paolo Veronesi Nicoletta Braschi