DE DOULÇOUR EN DELIS
From Pleasure to Delights
A theatre production of 2015
Mon cuer ne s’en puet partir car Amour me tient en sa prison*
The eternal yearning of unrequited courtly love is associated with views of the world and society from the perspective of the early 15th century.
A male singer, two female singers, a circassian on a Chinese pole and a comedian join to sing, dance and tell the pieces in ancient and modern French from the so-called Cyprus Manuscript. The costumes and lighting designed for this theater production allow to escape into a magical and oneiric world.
The incredible music manuscript from the early 15th century (the so-called Cypriot Manuscript Torino J.II.9) is the inspiration for this production. It was written in Cyprus at the time of the Lusignan family and features motets preceded by rhymed Offices and mass movements and followed by ballades, rondeaux and virelais.
Repertoire: monody and polyphony from the so-called Cypriot Manuscript Torino J.II.9 (early 15th century).
Mora Vocis: the singers Els Janssens-Vanmunster, Hélène Richer and Philippe Froeiger, the actor David Schavelzon and Amanda Righetti on Chinese pole.
Artistic director: Els Janssens-Vanmunster
Staging: Laura de Nercy
Stage design: Olivier Guerin
Light Design : Lise Deruy
Costume designers: Laurence Alquier and Armelle Desoche
A PLURAL VOICE
This project puts artistic creativity at the heart of scientific research. Specialists from the CEMM (Centre for Medieval Studies in Montpellier) work together with Mora Vocis and other singers and instrumentalists on the Cypriot Manuscript, a volume of music written at the end of the 14th century and dawn of the 15th century at the French Lusignan court established in Cyprus.
* My heart cannot break off from her as Love keeps me in its prison
toujours : la Voix
Répertoire (médiéval et contemporain) : choix adapté à chaque espace acoustique selon les thématiques des visites.
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