PHILIPPE GENTY

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Philippe Genty Lands End

source:artfilmscomau
The celebrated French puppeteers Compagnie Philippe Genty demonstrate their artistry with several different kinds of figures, ranging from the human to the dreamlike. The sketches explore the nature of the puppet experience, and are tuned exactly to being viewed within the film rectangle. These “puppets” go far beyond the idea of non-human actors; they have their own sound effects, may overcome their masters, and usually do the completely unexpected.
Drifting toward Niagara Falls a puppet in a boat turns off the water and walks to safety. In “Metamorphosis” man’s life becomes a kind of balloon, which is eaten by a fantastic organism and then transforms it. In “Pierrot” a marionette determines to liberate himself from the strings that control him. With freedom comes collapse. “We have explored a series of images,” says Philippe Genty, “that leave the imagination free, as in listening to music. It appeals more to the subconscious, and reveals buried feelings.”
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source:revistaunivapbr
Philippe Genty é um dramaturgo francês que começou a atuar na década de 60, como marionetista. Mundialmente conhecido por seus espetáculos e por séries televisivas concebidas entre os anos 70 e 80, com o passar do tempo o seu trabalho como marionetista evoluiu para um tipo de teatro que o artista denomina como teatro visual. O teatro visual é um conceito surgido na década de 80 na Europa e, no caso de Philippe Genty, à guisa de uma definição prévia desse termo, podemos afirmar que a marionete deixou de ser o principal elemento de seus espetáculos e que todos os elementos da encenação, inclusive o elemento humano, passaram a contribuir significativamente para a construção das suas novas dramaturgias. Nesses espetáculos o texto – entendido aqui como aquele texto que o ator fala em cena – tem a mesma ou menor importância que os outros elementos expressivos – como a música, a dança, a luz, a matéria, os objetos, os atuantes, o espaço.
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source:ncoreuntourcom
Philippe Genty Company is pleased to announce their new show, Inner Landscapes. Based on life, dreams and travels of Philippe Genty, this new visual show is the perfect signature and traditional esthetic identity of the company.

Inner Landscapes is a poetry odyssey for seven actors and dancers. They travel across Philippe Genty’s memories and dreams: they fly, speak with giant flowers, hatch from a shifting ground, dance with a moon. There will be a strange siren, houses burning, characters that appear and disappear.

There will be puppets, dance, stabbing music, video, tears, humour and poetry, all serving this new visual show, this new artistic travel, these wonderful Inner Landscapes.
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source:novafr
Ce n’est pas vraiment du théâtre, ce n’est pas non plus de la magie, ni même un concert. Un spectacle de Philippe Genty c’est un peu de tout ça. Un savant mélange qui nous transporte loin, très loin de notre quotidien. Devant ce spectacle il n’est pas question d’avoir les pieds sur terre.

Philippe Genty oblige, les marionnettes et la danse sont de sortie. Pas dans un soucis de performance, ici on ne cours pas derrière les applaudissements. Ils attendront la fin du spectacle. C’est l’émotion qui est recherchée. Elle règne sur la scène et semble diriger chaque geste des comédiens avec un gant de velours. On est rapidement déboussolé devant les « paysages intérieurs » s’offrant à nous. Les personnages que l’on croise au cours de cette expédition y sont pour beaucoup. Les costumes, dignes d’une production de Tim Burton, subliment autant les protagonistes qu’ils caricaturent leurs traits de caractères. Le spectacle slalome pendant plus d’une heure entre l’absurde, le comique, le dramatique et le burlesque. Mais tous ces genres ne sont au service que d’une seule et unique cause; la poésie.