Nosfell - Le Corps des songes

Nosfell - Le Corps des songes


An author-composer-performer, guitarist and ex-student of languages, Labyala Nosfell has gained recognition through his performances at festivals and as a supporting act (with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the Pixies in 2004 at the Parc des Princes). Three albums in completely different registers mark out his career path and that of his partners, the cellist Pierre Le Bourgeois and drummer Orkhan Murat (Pomaïe Klokochazia balek in 2004, Kälin bla lemsnit dünfel labyanit in 2006, Nosfell and Le Lac aux Vélies in 2009). Nosfell sings in French, English and klokobetz, the language of his imaginary universe, Klokochazia, with an unusual and multi-faceted voice. In making these records, which reflect various influences, he was closely supported by Bertrand Belin, Alain Johannes, Daniel Darc, Josh Homme and Brody Dalle. In 2010 he composed the music for Octopus and in 2014 the music for Contact and went on tour with the DCA/Philippe Decouflé company. He has been working on his solo projects since 2013.

From memories of his childhood, Nosfell creates a poetical and mesmerizing world. In this realm, he elaborates an imaginary language and territory that he has been distilling into his music and performances for 12 years.

In his first dance performance, he stages a cruel tale based on his own personal story. Le Corps des songes (The Body of Dreams) is a vocal, choreographic and dreamlike pop creation.

A performance by and with Nosfell
Music composed and orchestrated by Nosfell and Frédéric Gastard
Lyrics from “Nuit des forêts” written by Dominique A
Lyrics from “Du côté des forêts” written by Xavier Machault
“Ici, le sable” written and composed by Donia Berriri
Set design Nadia Lauro
Sound design Nicolas Delbart and Lucas Thiéfaine
Lighting design Yannick Fouassier
Costume design Eric Martin
Costume execution Marion Egner
Dramaturgy Tünde Deak
Outside eye – staging collaboration Clémence Galliard and Anne Lenglet
Collaboration on the choreography François Chaignaud
(Typo)graphical work Jérémy Barrault
Technical coordination, stage and light management Chloé Bouju
Sound management Maxime Drouot

Premiere : October 11, 2019, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France (Château-Thierry)
Estimated running time 70mn
From 15 years old

Production Les Indépendances
With the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès as part of the New Settings program
Co-productions MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne – Collectif FAIR-E, Le phénix scène nationale de Valenciennes – pôle européen de création
Residencies Théâtre de Vanves, MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard, Le CENTQUATRE–Paris, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, Manège – scène nationale-Reims
With the support of DRAC Ile-de-France and Région Ile-de-France

Production, touring – Blandine Drouin & Colin Pitrat
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