Don’t have any expectations, a multitude of ‘possibles’ is facing you! If you make up your mind.
Spectators of Laboratoire Tararin are immersed -between feelings of floating and daydream, in a poetic and sensitive “Room of One’s Own” (through touch, smell, hearing…).
During their wander, they can perceive the sound of objects talking (hammers, nails, yarns, chalks…). These tools -connected with each other, are those of the set designer. They weave a thread that builds a break time. Each spectator is free to allow himself -or not, to create his own sensory story, combining chance with the unexpected of what he feels. This personal continuously transforms itself according to the performers micro-actions and the other spectators’ movement.
Laboratoire Tararin is a performance that explores expectations we have on a show.
In this way, it develops the immersion process in a show by working on the audience attention and their potential participation. Happening on a human scale, this performance is intended to be funny and joyful. By suggesting spectators to question their Room of One’s Own, this show looks at the way we create our own banned and the moment we give up on them.
The Laboratoire Tararin is developing from now on in the form of micro-spaces to play with, inspired by a Vendéen dialect dictionary written by Pierre THIBAUDEAU. Find out soon about this ongoing exploration on the dedicated website: tararin.eu
Show created in June 2019 for Clémence CHIRON’s DNSEP Postgraduate degree at HEAR (higher education School in Visual Arts). It was also played during the PSSST! Festival organized by 23BIS association in Strasbourg, France.
It won the SAS 3B Scenography Award issued by Aude ASTIER (lecturer in theater studies at the University of Strasbourg), Barbara ENGELHARDT (director of Le Maillon, Strasbourg’s European Stage), Julika MAYER (puppeteer and professor at HMDK School in Stuttgart, Germany), Marguerite BORDAT (scenographer) and François DUCONSEILLE (scenographer and teacher at HEAR, Haute école des arts du Rhin in Strasbourg, France).
20 minutes show
Creation, scenography and conception: Clémence CHIRON
Sound design arranged live by: Anna LAMSFUSS
Activators/ performers (in shifts): Amélie BULTIES, Jeanne DERIGNY, Mélissa LECHEA, Lucie MAO, Margaux MICHEL, Clothilde VALETTE, Sibylle VIDALAINQ and Clémence CHIRON
Staging assistant: Margaux MICHEL
Critical feedback: Lucie EUZET
Building and set design assistants: Jeanne DERIGNY, Sibylle VIDALAINQ, Amélie BULTIES, and Anna LAMSFUSS
Thanks to Charles-Henri LIEGEARD and the Printcubator team for their advice and their textile printing work.