Le Défilé Fantastic (1991)
Equestrian and Lyrical Parade
In collaboration with Company Caracole
A procession takes flight, bound to discover the four elements: water, air, earth and fire. Personified by four Riders and their mount, each element leaps out from some unlikely location. From her high pedestal, the Angel, naked and virgin, is looking down on the proceedings. On the ground, the swift Devils enjoy making a mess. A powerful soprano perched on her iron float orchestrates this Genesis, surrounded by a gang of clown-like choir boys. A parading opera, cheeky and lyrical, that escalates to a baptism by Fire...