Bells and Spells

(Vols de Nuits)

A show by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
with Aurelia Thierrée
and Jaime Martinez
“Bells and Spells est le poème d’une blessure et d’une révolte. Sa beauté, c’est de les convertir en lumière. Aurélia Thierrée est une voleuse de feu. Tout le reste est pure spéculation. Le mystère d Aurelia [...] Son Bells and Spells, conçu, cousu, rêvé par sa mère Victoria Thierrée Chaplin vous laisse béat, tant ce spectacle ouvre grand les portes de la psyché.”
LE TEMPS | Alexandre Demidoff
“Delightfully deft blend of surreal humour and unpredictability. [...] Bells and Spells is carried along by an air of surreal humour & unpredictability, fulfilling the poetic mischief implied by the title”
THE TIMES | Donald Hutera
“Quel bonheur d’oublier la réalité le temps d’un soir, de la froisser comme un mouchoir au fond d’une poche, de l’escamoter derrière l’étoffe des rêves. [...] Tout s’hybride, se métamorphose et se recompose sans cesse, dans ce spectacle qui n’a d’autre justification que les mille et un sortilèges qu’il crée et fait s’évanouir devant vos yeux, et produit l’effet bienheureux d’une coupe de champagne – un champagne qui, subitement, se transformerait en sable et vous filerait entre les doigts.”
LE MONDE | Fabienne Darge
“Place au plus beau spectacle du mois, de l’année, de la décennie... Et peut-être même du siècle. [...] Rares sont les spectacles où la poésie est aussi ensorcelante et contagieuse. Un véritable petit bijou. ”
L’EXPRESS | Igor HansenLove
“Pinch yourself: Aurelia Thierrée perfects the art of the steal on stage.”
THE GUARDIAN | Chris Wiegand
"Bells and Spells, un vero capolavoro. [...] Lo spettacolo ha un’intensità straordinaria. [...] Il magnetismo folle degli interpreti è però ciò che fa di Bells and Spells un vero capolavoro."
TEATRO.IT | Claudia Grassi

2022

Neuchâtel | Switzerland February 25th, 26th
Théâtre du Passage
Bron | France March 1st
Espace Albert Camus | Pôle en Scènes
Trith Saint Leger | France March 5th
Théâtre des Forges René Carpentier
Saumur | France March 8th
Théâtre de Saumur
Bouguenais | France March 11th
Centre Culturel Piano'Cktail
Lieusaint | France March 18th, 19th
Théâtre-Sénart | Scène nationale
Noisy Le Grand | France March 22nd
Espace Michel-Simon
Montigny-le-Bretonneux | France March 25th
Mairie Montigny le Bretonneux
Mamer | Luxembourg March 29th
Kinneksbond Centre Culturel

2021

Girona, Spain 11 & 12/octobre 2021
Teatre Municipal de Girona
Geneva | Switzerland May 24th to June 06th
Théâtre de Carouge
Waves Festival | Vordingborg, Denmark August 28th 2021
Herleen | Netherlands August 31th and September 01st
Culturanova Festival
Sarreguemines , Moselle France 24th September 2021
Hotel de Ville Sarreguemines
Budapest | Hungary 1st & 2nd October 2021
National Theatre | Mitem Festival

2020

Malaga | Sapin January 8th
Teatro Cervantes
Vesoul | France January 17th and 18th
Théâtre Edwige Feuillère
Courbevoie | France January 23rd
Espace Carpeaux
Rueil Malmaison | France January 21st
Theatre Andre Malraux
Neuilly sur Seine | France January 28th
Théâtre des Sablons
Charenton Le Pont | France January 31st
Théâtre des 2 Rives

2019

Paris | France March 1st to May 12th [60 shows]
Théâtre de L'Atelier
Reggio Emilia | Italy May 3rd and 4th
Teatro Ariosto
Norwich | UK May 17th
Theatre Royal
Coventry | UK May 21st and 22nd
Warwick Arts Center
Ekaterinburg | Russia June 10th and 11th
Sverdlovsk Academic Drama Theatre | Tchekhov Festival
Moscow | Russia June 2nd , 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Tchekhov Festival
St. Petersburg | Russia June 16th and 17th
Alexandrinsky Theatre | Theatre Olympics Festival
Athens | Greece June 26th
Niarkos Center
Morges| Switzerland October 3rd
Théâtre Beausobre
Fribourg | Switzerland October 6th
Equilibre Nuithonie
Romans sur Isère | France October 9th
Théâtre des Cordeliers
GIFT | Georgian International Festival of Arts October 30th
Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre | Tbilisi
Skien | Norway November 13th
Ibsen Huset
Nøtterøy | Norway November 15th
Nøtterøy Kulturhus
Béziers | France November 26th
Théâtre Municipale
London | UK December 2nd to 14th
Coronet Print Room
Trento | Italy December 24th to 28th
Teatro Sociale
Cesena | Italy December 30th and 31st
Teatro Bonci

2018

Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi Italy 12,th, 13th, 14th, and 15th of July 2018
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Yerevan | Armenia October 3rd and 4th
Lyon | France December 12th to 31st
Théâtre des Celestins

Synopsis

In a single act made of a succession of scenes, Aurélia plays an incurable kleptomaniac woman who suddenly finds herself under the influence of the objects she has “borrowed”. Improbable mechanisms, strange encounters, mad music boxes punctuate her journey in this unpredictable theatrical play.

The rhythm is peculiar and incessant and transports us into a succession of “everyday life” scenes where Aurélia collects objects that don’t belong to her, bringing the audience inside a world where everything is possible. Elegant and ethereal, Aurélia opens the door of her restless and poetic imagination.

With the performer and dancer Jaime Martinez, the multifaceted artist guides you through unknown territories where magic, surrealism and humour are the norm and where she suddenly finds herself at the mercy of the objects she tries to seize. Seats and tables slide and move independently, walls come alive, common objects transform into strange animal, a forest of coat hangers turn into a dragon. Strangeness meets wonder and illusion.

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