Monday, May 21, 8 p.m.
Recitative (noun): in music drama (cantata, opera, oratorio), a narrative fragment that although sung is similar to speech.
For this first Revue, Nomadic Nights presents the theme of the sung narrative. From the Song of Roland to the work of Jacques Demy, the history of this style is a long and varied one. Recitative explores its contemporary frontiers.
During the evening, stage-managed by Pauline Curnier-Jardin, the 2b company presents Récital, a performance that lies somewhere between automatic writing and a game of exquisite corpse; Pascale Murtin performs some of her 25 chansons trop courtes; Italian anthropologist Salvatore D’Onofrio shares his knowledge of sung narrative; and Bettina Atala, videolinked from Los Angeles, analyzes a scenario from a musical television series. During the evening there will also be an opportunity to listen to a group of traditional songs assembled by Annie Couture and the Chœur des Deux Vallées.
Image : How to enter in the famous ballroom scene ©Pauline Curnier Jardin