THE COMPANY TRANSE EXPRESS, Inventors of Imagination
Specialised in Celestial Art, the Company Transe Express practices "Intervention Theatre”.
The Company is installed in Crest, the Drome region of Southern France in a municipal park. « Le Kiosque à Coulisses » is the name of our Street Art Base where we develop artistic creation. The team is constituted from sixty actors, aerobats, acrobats, bell ringers, dancers, percussionists, singers, string quartets, welders, technicians, forgers and others that make up the motley crew who regularly realises the project of the Company: Ephemeral creations or repertoire shows, close proximity, airborne or ambulating spectacles.
« Celestial Art »… A Baroque or naïve expression ? A bazaar of accessories? Of too-heavy Angels hissed by groaning pulleys, blue golden skies, cotton clouds stuck to Columbus of escaped voices from the Sistine Chapel. Celestial fireworks? Machinery invented to overcome the Peasants? Plumes of nacre or the first wings of articulated wood… A genius deployed to rule the surrounding space does not escape the burlesque. Could this be a dare for space shuttles or sputniks?
Transe Express has explored the length and breadth of the city with parades and processions, playing with the mobility of the public. Their experiences with the masses, especially for the occasion of grand celebrations pushed Gilles Rhode to re-examine the conditions of visibility offered to the public.
CELESTIAL ART, Theatre above the city
During the middle ages the buffoons juggled in the court of their Masters. In the XVIIIth century, the travelling acrobats played their comedies on their trestle stages. At the beginning of the XXth century, the saltimbanques harangued their public on the very pavement! In the 1970’s, the public amusers conquered the agglomerations and outskirts of the cities. Today, man has turned towards the skies. In the 1990’s, inspired by Calder, Transe Express invent Celestial Art.
An alternative to the eternal fireworks display to close traditional, large scale, popular celebrations. Transe Express proposes creations of grand format that address the city whilst chatting to the Architect. Four original creations, each with their own unique universe adapting to different needs and budgets.
A solution can be found to reply to your preoccupations and available economy to "wrap” the magic moment. The choice is yours.
The airborne event : « Mobile Homme »
The pure dreamlike state: « Maudits Sonnants »
Vertical emotion : « Lâcher de Violons »
Naïve Fresque : «The Lazy Kings »
All shows are registered with the SACD (French Author’s rights system)