O Future

World premiere June 19-20, 2024 at Théâtre de Caen
Touring the U.S. in Fall 2024
Produced by Théâtre de Caen

A poetic, cosmopolitan epic, O Future follows the initiatory path of a group of children, concerned about the future of the Earth and in search of meaning. This Conference of Birds - a Persian poem that ranks among the great founding tales - from another millennium draws on the cultures and wisdom of ancient and forgotten peoples: the Aztecs, the Crees of North America, the Bushmen of South Africa and the Moai of Easter Island...
A theme dear to the heart of composer Thierry Pécou, who wrote a new score for the occasion at the request of the Théâtre de Caen. The young singers give their voices to the libretto by Alice Kudlak, joined by Bernard Kudlak for the staging. Co-founder of the legendary Cirque Plume, Kudlak will bring the circus arts to the stage.
For this new production at the Théâtre de Caen, La Maîtrise de Caen (Boys Chorus) will be joined by the San Francisco Girls Chorus. More than a collaboration, it's a highly symbolic partnership on the 80th anniversary of D-DAY. 

After its premiere in Caen, the show will be performed in San Francisco in Fall 2024 (October 15 to November 4). A universal subject, an international tour!
If you would like to welcome Ensemble Variances on this tour, we can design a program to suit your venue and programmation, please contact us!

Some pictures

Rehearsals at the Théâtre de Caen
Rehearsals at the Théâtre de Caen
Rehearsals at the Théâtre de Caen
Rehearsals at the Théâtre de Caen
Rehearsals at the Théâtre de Caen
Sketch of the set design (© Clémentine Stab)
Sketch of the set design (© Clémentine Stab)
Sketch of the set design (© Clémentine Stab)
Sketch of the set design (© Clémentine Stab)

Cast

Ensemble Variances
direction Thierry Pécou

La Maîtrise de Caen (Caen Boys Chorus)

San Francisco Girls Chorus
direction Valérie Sainte-Agathe

Olivier Opdebeeck musical director

Alice Kudlak drama

Bernard Kudlak staging
assisted by Alice Kudlak

Fabien Crouzet lights

 

Thierry Pécou director
Anne Cartel flute
Carjez Gerretsen clarinet
Nicolas Prost saxophone
Flavio Virzi electric guitar
Romuald Grimbert-Barré violin
David Louwerse cello
Laurene Durantel-Helstroffer double bass (performances in Caen)
Pierre Deker double bass (performances in San Francisco)
Marie Vermeulin piano
Elisa Humanes percussions

Information

With the support of Spedidam.

World premiere June 19-20, 2024 at Théâtre de Caen
Produced by Théâtre de Caen

Photo Dorian Rossel / théâtre de Caen