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Florient Azoulay

Artist

Guest of the 2021 L'Appel du Large festival

Playwright, translator and director, Florient Azoulay founded with Xavier Gallais the company KGA and La Salle Blanche, the actor-researcher's laboratory. They design a dozen shows, from solo to group pieces. Involved in contemporary musical creation, Florient Azoulay creates multidisciplinary works for Hermès (Grand Palais, Museum of Decorative Arts, The Docks of the Port of Hamburg, the Messmer Mountain Museum at Kronplatz, Bâtiment des forces motrices in Geneva, etc.). He also works for the Copenhagen Opera, the HEAD in Geneva, the Criée in Marseille, the Musée des Confluences, the Palais de Tokyo… He participates in the Philip Glass complete at Naxos. He is the literary director of a complete new edition of Shakespeare's works at Les Belles Lettres. Artist in residence at the Château de Valençay, he creates there devices at the crossroads of literature, theater and music, as well as exhibitions.

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As part of the L'Appel du Large festival which will take place from July 2 to 4, 2021, Florient Azoulay is designing a musical entitled "At the thermal baths of the horizon"within the Pompeian baths. This original work poses the crucial question: Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire? To answer it definitively, dancers and singers wander in silence in the sea baths of Deauville transformed into a Hollywood cinema set. to specify that everything will happen in the words - and in your head. A whirlwind of scenes carried by the electronic music composed live at the Eigenharp by the musician Olivier Innocenti, and this until the final bouquet (or the dazzling tap dance number). More information on L'Appel du Large here.