les anges au plafond
Les Anges au Plafond
The story - Puppet, shadow theater and live music
Les Anges au Plafond is a meeting of minds started up 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.
Their shows explore the complex relationship between puppeteer and puppet. Seeking to tell life stories that are both intimate and spectacular, Camille Trouvé and Brice Berthoud transport us into the worlds of outstanding protagonists. They focus on the precise place where the intimate and the political intersect.
They're surrounded by a joyful team of puppetteers musicians, plastic artists, costume designers, lightning and sound engineers, stage managers and designers, who all add their multiple talents to each of the projets.
Les Anges au Plafond are artists associated with La Maison de la Culture - Scène Nationale de Bourges, and guild members of La Maison des Arts du Léman - Scène Conventionnée de Thonon- les-Bains and Le Théâtre 71 - Scène nationale de Malakoff
They're recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ile-de-France regional contemporary arts council (DRAC), classified as Companies with National and International Prominence (CERNI),
and they're also funded by the City of Malakoff.
Actress, puppeteer and director
Trained in puppetry in Glasgow national school, she met, as she returned back to France, great theatre directors such as Wajdi Mouawad, François Cervantès, Catherine Germain and Laurent Fréchuret. 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 shadows is the Italian puppeteer Fabrizio Montechi.
As a builder and tinkerer of unusual articulated objects as well as a performing puppeteer and actress, Camille Trouvé continued her explorations, charting an original, offbeat visual world over the course of her various productions. She performs as a puppeteer in Le Cri Quotidien, Une Antigone de papier, Les Mains de Camille and Du Rêve que fut ma vie and directed Les Nuits polaires, Au Fil d’Œdipe, R.A.G.E. and White Dog.
Actor, puppeteer and director
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 arts and comedy. In 1994 he met the Strasbourg-based company Flash Marionnettes, with whom he put together five shows, including La Tempête (1994), Léonard de Vinci (1998), Les Pantagruéliques (2002) and Un Roman de Renart (2005).
His puppeteering technique, 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, he lends his voice to over a dozen different characters. He has staged Le Cri quotidien, Une Antigone de papier, Les Mains de Camille and Du rêve que fut ma vie.