“Bollywoodland, love never dies”
April 14th – May 3rd, 2009
Live multimedia show
Project development: 9 months
The agency Les Petits Français wanted to adapt the concept of Bollywood – famous in the cinema – for the theatre, and came up with a dramatic love story awash with original effects.
It is a unique work and an original composition in that it combines theatre, dance, live music and projection techniques of a kind usually only seen in large-scale shows.
The play, set against the backdrop of modern India, recounts the epic story of two young lovers. An omnipresent narrator serves to establish a close relationship between the stage and the public by elucidating events as they unfold. Dramatic scenes alternate with lighter moments, mirroring the world of Bollywood, in which all feelings are heightened.
The extraordinary dynamism of the choreographies lends the show a furious pace.
The projection and modelling techniques used add a dimension of emotions not typical of the theatre, which is transformed throughout the show to the considerable surprise of the audience, as they are immersed in a cinematic universe.
Finally, the music selected reprises some of the great theme tunes composed by Bollywood’s musical geniuses. These pieces are performed live.
Bollywoodland is a complete show, inspiring a host of emotions in audiences.
Les Petits Français
Concept, show design, content and artistic production
Martin Arnaud, Conception and Direction
Marilyn Kuentz, Project Management and Artistic Coordination
Saul Badillo, First Assistant
Anne Larra, Artistic Production
Jean-Marc Hennaut, Stage Design
Pierre Caillot, Musical Adaptation and Direction
Philippe Desbois, Music Co-Direction
Fabien Langard, Sound Design
Christophe Bertiaux, Video Design
François Simerey, Video Images Production
Bruno Corsini, Light Design
Laurence Duhamel, Light Co-Design
Pepa Calvo, Adaptation of Dialogs (Spanish)
Moïra Smith, Adaptation of Dialogs (English)
Jessie Hundleby, Adaptation of Dialogs (English)
Perrine Arnaud, Storyboard
Monsieur QQ, Set and Prop Design
Dulcie Best, Costume Design
Anne-Marie Baron, Costume First Assistant
Caroline Denquin, Costume Assistant
Magali Bouton, Costume Assistant
Yan Kaimakis, Video Programming