Presentation

“Monsieur Croche” is a show of actors, puppets and masks for children, with Claude Debussy piano music performed live.

In this show, we stage an imaginary dream in which the composer Claude Debussy and his wife, Emma Bardac, travel to a fantastic island. In this charmed place of mermaids, exotic birds, giant insects and other magical beings, the composer finds inspiration to create new music. After this experience, the couple will return to the Paris of the Belle Époque, from where Debussy over the years will spread his music around the world.

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Artistic team

Direction and dramaturgy: Marc Hervàs

Performers: Clara Dalmau, Jordi Hervàs and Ares Piqué

Pianist: Olga Kobekina

Puppets, objects and costumes: Martí Doy

Scenography: Francesco della Mirandola

Video projections: John Feeney

Lighting design: Nick Hersh

Photography: Dani Querol

Costumes: Indumentària per a l’espectacle, Sastreria Caireta and Gustavo Adolfo Tarí

Executive production: Clara Dalmau

 

This is a production by Ca l’Ubú, SL, with the collaboration of the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals.

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Musical Repertoire

Serenade for the doll (Children’s Corner)

Rêverie

L’isle Joyeuse, for piano, L 106

Arabesques for piano, L 66 No. 1

Pagodes (Estampes 1)

Preludes, Book I, L 117 No.5 “Les collines d’Anacapri”

Preludes, Book I, L 117 No.8 “La fille aux cheveux de lin”

Arabesques for piano, L. 66: No. 2 in G major

Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Children’s Corner)

Golliwog’s Cakewalk (Children’s Corner)

Suite Bergamasque, for piano, L 75 No. 3 “Clair de lune”

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Schedule

Set up: 4 hours.

Show: 45 minutes.

Set down: 1 hour.

Stage area

Minimum Stage dimensions: 8 m. wide x 6 m. deep x 4 m. high.

Stairs for direct access stage-auditorium required.

If it’s possible: a mínimum 8 m. wide x 3m. deep black linnoleum on the stage. The floor of the stage must be dark.

Stage drapery & machinery

  • Black horizon (1 backdrop, 6 legs, 3 borders)
  • 2 battens for machinery: The batten 1 for 2 pulleys at 2 meters from the firewall, and the batten 2 for the background of the Scenography at 4 meters from the firewall.

Lighting

6 profiles 1kW 15/30 on bases.

6 PC 1Kw + gel frames + barn doors in the frontal bridge.

Light control

Programmable light console from the stage.

Video

  • Projector, 5.000 ANSI lumen minimum.
  • VGA or HDMI connectors and cable long enough to reach from the stage to the control booth.

Sound

  • A Grand Piano.
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