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Associated ARTIST of the French Lyric & Choreographic Company UP TO THE MOON, Théophile Alexandre works with them to create a new bridge between ARTS, mixing different artistic disciplines at the highest level (music, singing, dancing, plastic arts, literature…) to imagine innovative forms of shows that inspire new and renewed emotions to a wider audience.
For the 17/18 season, they will create together the 1st baroque recital reinvented in piano-voice & piano-dance: BAROQUE DNA.

ADN BAROQUE  I A DISCOGRAPHIC WORLDWIDE PREMIÈRE

For the 1st time, the french countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the concert-pianist Guillaume VINCENT dare baring baroque music in PIANO-VOICE.
In 21 pieces, like the 21 grammes of human soul, the artists dive us into the heard of mankind emotional DNA, exposing unheard facets of baroque essence : an audacious contemporary réinvention exploring the strengths and vulnerabilities of mankind through the powerful intimacy of piano-voice.
INCLUDED : 4 duets with the sopranos Chantal SANTON & Marion TASSOU

21 music pieces, like the 21 grams of human soul’s weight

ADN BAROQUE / A TRIPLE MANIFESTO

A MUSICAL MANIFESTO I ADN BAROQUE is a contemporary reinvention of baroque music in piano-voice : a bold artistic statement undressing its ornemental arias to offer new minimalistic versions, almost like lieder, driven by the powerfull intimacy of piano-voice.

A HUMANIST MANIFESTO I ADN BAROQUE is also a journey in minor mode into Man’s emotional DNA. In 21 pieces, like the 21 grams of human soul’s weight, it takes us into the strengths and vulnerabilities of our humanity, baring the perfectly imperfect human beings that we are : irregular gems, like the barocco etymology.

A CREATIVE MANIFESTO I ADN BAROQUE is finally a statement of freedom by its reinvention in piano-voice, far away from the tradition of ancient instruments yet truely respectful of its spirit, in order to make this music live differently, enriching its interpretations to reach all audiences, making them (re)discover baroque music differently.

A WORLWIDE DISCOGRAPHIC PREMIÈRE DISTRIBUTED BY KLARTHE / HARMONIA MUNDI.

1st Official Excerpt of ADN BAROQUE

Oblivion I OBLIVION SOAVE, Monteverdi

Direction I Laurent KING
Special Thanks to the LSF Trilogue Institute

Production I UP TO THE MOON
Singing & dancing I Théophile ALEXANDRE
Piano I Guillaume VINCENT
ADN BAROQUE album by KLARTHE I HARMONIA MUNDI

Teasers ADN BAROQUE

Cum dederit, Vivaldi

Cold song, Purcell

Alto Giove, Porpora

Lascia ch’io pianga, Haendel

1st reviews of ADN BAROQUE

Classique News

Musique Classique & Co

Musikzen

A Nous Paris

HDS Mag

ResMusica

Mediapart

Olyrix

Olyrix (spectacle)

Opera magazine

Ballroom

Le Havre Océane

Audiophile Magazine

TV & Radios

Chronique LCI par Fleur Baudon

Interview France 3

Portrait RTS2 par David Christoffel

Interviews

Opera online

Classique News

La République

ADN BAROQUE / A WORLDWIDE PREMIÈRE ON STAGE

AN HYBRID RECITAL MIXING SINGING & DANCING

On stage, ADN BAROQUE offers a double contemporary reinvention,undressing baroque music in piano-voice and exploring its motion in piano-dance, on choreographies signed by Jean-Claude GALLOTTA : a unique singing and dancing performance led by Théophile, and the big come back of the choeographer to the solo dance, 20 years after his solo masterpiece L’Incessante.

With a piano, a voice and a body, the artists explore all the stengths and fragilities of Mankind. In 3 acts (Lights, Shadows, Darkness) and in 21 pieces, ADN BAROQUE becomes a modern fairy tale on our humanity : a journey into all the facets of our emotions, on a modern and elegant stage designed by Pierre-André WEITZ.

OFFICIAL TRAILER OF THE SHOW

Bach, Haendel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Rameau… Like never heard or seen before…
Discover the OFFICIAL TRAILER of BAROQUE DNA, shot in Le Volcan, National Scene of Le Havre.

DISTRIBUTION

Singing & dancing : Theophile Alexandre
Piano : Guillaume Vincent
Choreography : Jean-Claude Gallotta
Staging : Pierre-André Weitz
Art Direction : Emmanuel Greze-Masurel
Video : Manon Gicquel
Production : Cie UP TO THE MOON

WORLDWIDE PREMIÈRE / LE VOLCAN

MORE THAN 10 000 SPECTATORS with performances in Paris Athénée Theater, Limoges Opera, Rond-Point Theater, Meudon, Sénart, Arcachon, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Porto Vecchio…

Discover excerpts of BAROQUE DNA WORLDWIDE PREMIÈRE in Le VOLCAN, Le Havre National Theater and co-producer of the show,  the 13th of October 2017 (SOLD-OUT) as their season grand opening.

With only a piano, a voice, a body,
undress the shadows and lights of Human soul…

The power : Sarò qual vento / Haendel

The anger : Gemo in un punto / Vivaldi

The celebration : Strike the viol / Purcell

The torments : Agitata info flatu / Vivaldi

The recklessness : Les sauvages / Rameau

Once upon Baroque… 3D opening movie

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What French Opera Directors say about it

“Baroque DNA reinvents the classic format of recital with a great deal of modernity, delicacy and exquisite musicality”

Alain MERCIER, Director of the LIMOGES OPERA

“Theophile Alexandre is an exceptional artist, outside the norm, both outstanding countertenor and magnificent dancer, mad about Baroque Music and pursuing the same dream as the contemporaries of Louis the 14th, the French Sun King, to intertwin singing and dancing. 
Well, Theophile delivers this astonishing performance in his piano-voice and piano-dance recital : BAROQUE DNA. A show that will be created the 13th of October at Le Volcan, mixing baroque masterpieces with Jean-Claude Gallotta’s dance, with a light yet modern staging and designed for a large audience’

Jean-François DRIANT, Director of LE VOLCAN, national scene of le Havre

BACKSTAGE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE CREATION

Discover the behind the scenes VIDEOS of the creation of BAROQUE DNA:

〉The INTERVIEW of Théophile Alexandre & Jean-Claude Gallotta on embodying Baroque perpetual motion in contemporary dance
〉 The rehearsals of the PIANO-VOICE at the SINGER-POLIGNAC Foundation with Guillaume Vincent
〉 The creation of the PIANO-DANCE in the Studios of CHAILLOT with Jean-Claude Gallotta

AVANT-PREMIÈRE / OPÉRA DE LIMOGES

Discover some piano-voice excerpts of the BAROQUE DNA Avant-première in Limoges Opera, in November 16 : Théophile was performing along with David Abramovitz at the piano and in duet with the soprano Marion Tassou

silver-youtubeMore excerpts on the youtube channel

Pictures of a magical night: Théophile Alexandre was dressed in Saint Laurent Paris, Viktor&Rolf and Repetto.

CONTACT : DIRECTION@UPTOTHEMOON.FR