Who is AkroPercu ?
An All Languages Access Show
Acrobats of rhythms those musicians-comedians make us discover a virtuoso percussion, certainly, but above all joyful, inventive, hilarious and without taboos. Completely mad they are capable of anything : to perform a Haka of All Blacks on a symphonic bass drum, as to play a concerto for toothbrushes or a score for beer racks.
MUSICIANS Thomas Delplancq (alternating with Antoine Dandoy), Julien
Mairesse, Max Charue and Adélaïde Wlomainck
ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS AkroPercu
DIRECTION Kamel Benac
LIGHT CREATION Fred Millot
PHOTOGRAPHY Michel Cooreman and Andrea Adriani
DESIGN Antoine Walraevens
|France and abroad||Belgium – Max Charue|
|Tours 2017-2018:||(+32(0)474786511) and Julien|
|Luc Chas (+33(0)662314118)||Mairesse (+32(0)498842622)|
So, no one resists their sweet madness, their burlesque, their poetry or their energy. Invited to direct that funny frenzy in the Belgian style Kamel Benac of « Poubelles Boys » did not resist either. It was often said that the « Poubelles Boys » have revolutionized the musical humour in France, among other things because they found their own language, by shifting the borders of the ways of expression. So, theater, music and dance are indiscriminately appealed for the purpose of a narration. That simplistic anti-integrism the « Akros » from their twenties also have it in their genes. And, added to a rare maturity, the encounter became unavoidable. Encounters both artistic and human are not that frequent: when they happen, to make them flourish is a duty and, when success is present, that even becomes an obligation !
THE WORD OF THE DIRECTOR
« We have in common that taste for diversion, originality, energy, transgression and
this compulsive will to learn from the other. It is enough to accept from that other any
challenge to take up. To use percussion as a pen, in order to tell sometimes complex
situations, that compels you to brainwave.
Music tells. Some anecdotal or not. The very performance of music also tells. The
gestures of the musician, his or her attitude say something on the music produced,
but also on the musician himself or herself. All the more so if it is a matter of
percussion where spectacular often confronts virtuosity. And where the traits of
character happen to be more visible. It then becomes captivating to be also
interested in that musician. His or her story, frames of mind, habits, sensitivity … And
to realize, well, well, that the encounter between a score and its interpreter is not the
fruit of chance.
To lead to see the music that we hear. Then to lead to see those who perform it and,
to end up, to lead to see how the one has an influence on the others and … vice
versa. There is one of the main lines of work that we followed.
Would you have resisted the call of such a team ? »
Where & When ?
- 17 & 18/02 2018 @ Salle C.A.L.V.A à Saint-Symphorien (BELGIQUE)
- 21/02 2018 @ Centre Culturel de Welkenraedt (BELGIQUE)
- 16/03 2018 @ Festival de la Francophonie (Viesly – FRANCE)
- 25/03 2018 @ Théâtre Municipal d’Autun (FRANCE)
- 6/04 2018 @ Théâtre Olympe de Gouges à Montauban (FRANCE)
- 7/04 2018 @ Centre Culturel de Léon (FRANCE)
- 11/04 2018 @ Centre Culturel Action-Sud à Nismes (BELGIQUE)
- 27/04 2018 @ Espace Culturel René Monory de Loudun (FRANCE)
- 28/04 2018 @ Mussidan (FRANCE)
- 15/05 2018 @ Maison de la Culture d’Arlon (BELGIQUE)
- 19/05 2018 @ Théâtre L’Imaginaire de Douchy-les-Mines (FRANCE)
- 26 & 27/05 2018 @ Festival Mai’li Mai’lo de Saint-Hubert (BELGIQUE)
- 16/06 2018 @ Théâtre La Montage Magique de Bruxelles (BELGIQUE)
- from 5 to 29/07 2018 @ Festival Off d’Avignon au Théâtre du Rouge Gorge (FRANCE)
Booking in progress for season 2018-2019…