From Saturday until November 7, the Halle de la Machine offers All Saints holidays under the sign of the Great Improvisation. Large Agitators will tell you the story of the machines.
Jo Dahan, Stéphane Chivot, Maxime Barnabé, Benjamin Bottinelli and Sylvain Praud,… they are a bit like the “dads” of machines, whose history they know like the back of their hands. Who built what? Comment? Why ? For 15 days, during their immersion in the great mechanical bestiary of Halle de La Machine, in Montaudran, these Great Agitators
Among them, the public will have the chance to meet builders, dancers, actors, directors, clowns, musicians. They have collaborated with Philippe Découflé, Royal de Luxe, Cirkatomik, Maboul Distorsion, Ariane Mnouchkine and of course François Delarozière and La Machine. They know the machines inside out and will know how to operate them under the amused eye of visitors.
the awakening of the Menzimuck
For music lovers, La Grande Impro has planned to welcome Mino Malan, musical director of La Machine, for a musical weekend on October 23 and 24 with the Léguevin harmony orchestra. Pascal Sansas and his 50 musicians took possession of the musical compositions of the show “Le Gardien du Temple” which had capsized the hearts of Toulouse residents in 2018. Musical interludes are scheduled on Saturday 23 October from 2 pm to 6 pm and Sunday 24 October from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Note that on the weekend of October 30 and 31, Polo Lridant, director of special effects for the Company, will wake up the Menzimuck: part forest machine, part spider shovel, vestige of the show “Les Mécaniques Savantes” played in 2008, at Liverpool, then European cultural capital.
The Menzimuck can dance, interact with the Great Spider or the Minotaur. Sometimes he even hugs a Great Agitator …
Finally, during these All Saints’ Day holidays, many events await young and old alike. On the menu: family musical workshops, setting in motion of the Dance Machine, Petits Mécaniques lunches… there will be something for all ages and all tastes!
The icing on the cake, every Saturday and Sunday at noon, the Minotaure Café concocts a Small Mechanics Lunch, where chef Simon Carlier works at the piano to offer you an unforgettable moment. To the best of my mind …