Video: An Encounter with Early Music, Improvisation, and Juggling

17

January
2011

A juggler and a lute player are two people you don’t necessarily expect to see collaborating on stage. Yet that’s exactly what happens in Les chants des balles, a theater work specially designed to show off their abilities (directed by Rémy Ballagué).

The performers—Vincent de Lavenère, juggler, and Eric Bellocq, early plucked instruments—present what seems to be a series of vignettes constructed around either a piece of music, a juggling move, or combination of the two. The result is abstract, hypnotic, and entertaining.

Watch:

More:

(photo: Emmanuel Rioufol)

Previous Post: Book Review: Nuns Behaving Badly
Next Post: Musician Links: Three Lutenists

Comments are closed.