In 2008, the Norwegian Riksteatret called upon the Théâtre de la Dame de Cœur to accompany them artistically in the creation of a multidisciplinary production for the whole family. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the company wanted to take on the challenge of a performance combining actors, puppeteers, acrobats and multimedia effects. As of March 2009, the show was performed in 22 cities across Norway.
In addition to offering artistic guidance, the TDC took on the artistic direction of the scenography, the costume design, the multimedia components, the puppets as well as the puppeteer training.
The more complex puppets were designed and brought to life in the Upton workshop, thus giving the opportunity to three Norwegian craftsmen to benefit from an internship in the TDC’s Québec production shop.
The Drapen project began in the spring of 2008 with a visit to Oslo by the Riksteatret. The Norwegian team then went on to work for many days with the TDC design team in order to familiarise themselves with its technologies. Another meeting took place once again in Osolo a couple of months later to present the puppet and decor mock-ups.
In mid-September, three Norwegian craftsmen spent two weeks in Québec for a period of training in Upton’s production shops. The person in charge of costumes for Riksteatret also went to work with the TDC’s designer in October. Nevertheless, much of the work was carried out through the Internet, with information and planning details being shared on a frequent basis.
The TDC’s design team finally returned to Norway in February for the final rehearsals.
- Participation au processus de création d'un spectacle multidisciplinaire pour la famille en Norvège
- Année de présentation : 2008
- Dialogue - Auteur : Arne Berggren
- Scénarisation - Auteur : Arne Berggren, Richard Blackburn, René Charbonneau, Sigrid Edvardsson, Sverre Waage
- Direction artistique : Richard Blackburn
- Direction de production : René Charbonneau