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



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.



(photo: Emmanuel Rioufol)

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