Soufflette

A musical journey through centuries.

In Soufflette, Paris-based choreographer François Chaignaud asks: “What if a medieval breath blew through our lips?”

In twilight, shapes dressed in large woolen costumes appear. These characters throw themselves into rhythmic rituals and songs
of praise. The dancers sing polyphonically as they stumble, stand on their heads, dance together and alone before finding each other and becoming their own cult, creating the foundation for a flourishing final.

In Soufflette we participate in a musical journey that breathes life into the medieval traditions. The performance unfolds like an
intoxicating midsummer party celebration full of life, singing and dancing delight.

Soufflette is a co-production with the Bergen International Festival 2018 where it premiered on 24 May 2018.

Concept and choreography
François Chaignaud

Co-produced with
Festspillene i Bergen

Set design
Romain Brau

Lighting design
Abigail Fowler

Costume design
Romain Brau

Composition and arrangement
Jostein Gundersen

PR photo
Helge Hansen

Dance
Ole Martin Meland, Mathias Stoltenberg, Caroline Eckly, Dawid Lorenc, Noam Eidelman Shatil, Daniel Mariblanca, Olha Stetsyuk, Adrian Bartczak, Irene Vesterhus Theisen, Harald Beharie, Timothy Bartlett, Aslak Aune Nygård, Chihiro Araki, Anne Lise Rønne

World premiere
Thursday 24 May 2018 in Studio Bergen