Cien años contigo
September 19th, 2008
Multimedia and live show
Project development: 9 months
It was only fitting that Valladolid organise a suitably festive celebration to mark the centenary of its city hall... 100 years of local history closely related to 100 years of national history.
For this event, the City asked Les Petits Français to express the services rendered by the city hall to citizens…
The scenography devised intentionally split the show into two distinct parts, two acts.
A 14×9 meter travelling screen was fixed to the façade of the building.
With an original soundtrack and text, postcards representing 100 years unfurled before spectators’ eyes. The voices of actors known all over Spain were used to narrate the key moments in the city’s history.
As the last postcard appeared, linking past and present, Greta, a famous singer, took the floor, signalling a switch from the third person to a first person narrative… her figure standing out against the backdrop of the building’s clock tower… the screen vanishing into darkness…
The mode of expression in the second act was based on the notion that the services provided by the municipality are performed through its employees and staff. The idea was therefore to lend the building an organic expression, to have it breathe and move and to give it substance.
After its structure had been drawn, the building came to life to generate a mobile reinterpretation of the various services and some famous chapters in the history of this Casa Consistorial.
Les Petits Français
Martin Arnaud, Concept, Show Design and Direction
Marilyn Kuentz, Project Management
Pascal Lengagne, Original Soundtrack
Philippe Villar, Sound Design
Christophe Bertiaux / Mon Oeil, Image Design and Production
Luis Morales, Image Production
Pepa Calvo, Script
Sébastien Laugier / Philéas Images, Photos
Max Court / Philéas Images, Edition
Grégoire Alibelli / Philéas Images, Camera
Jean-Marc Hennaut, Technical Direction
Stéphane Bazoge / Fêtes&Feux, Pyrotechnics Design
Pascal Ducos / Fêtes&Feux, Pyrotechnics Design
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, VALLADOLID
Fernando Rubio Ballestero
Ana Otero, Lip synch Voice
Manu Carre, Lip synch Voice
Licas, Lip synch Voice
Urfirnis & CF Eventos
Jorge Gonzalez Blanco / Urfirnis, Production
Manolo casado / Urfirnis, Production Direction
Javier Burgueño / Urfirnis, Production Manager
Iñaki Fernandez / CF Eventos, Co-production
Bruno Balsategui / CF Eventos, Co-production