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In her production of Three Tales, stage director Emmanuelle Prager has associated video, texts and music to evoke true life and illusion, naivety and irony, the past and the present and children and adults. She has turned to three works by Charles Perrault; Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty) and Le Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb), approaching them for what they are: small masterpieces of classicism.

The same challenge of faithfulness and modernity has guided the work of visual artist Louise Kelh. Her videos make up a series of scenes – a silent movie that follows the narration and becomes astonishingly expressive, as if it is speaking to us. The music of course presides over it all, and as is often the case with Ravel, the classic purity of the melodic lines unveils a wealth of emotions. The dramatic music of Gérard Lecointe’s transcription finds its roots in all of Ravel’s works, which are woven through a score that clearly does justice to the composer and to the magic spell he continues to weave on us all.

Text : Charles Perrault
Music : Maurice Ravel
Adaptation, stage direction : Emmanuelle Prager
Transcription, musical direction : Gérard Lecointe
Images : Louise Kelh
Light Design : Arnaud Perrat
Costumes : Louise Kelh et Marie Brodart
Postproduction sound and video :
Compagnie Lyonnaise de Cinéma

With : Véronique Bettencourt (on the screen)

Run time : 60 mn
Suitable for children aged 7 years and over

Coproduction : Percussions Claviers de Lyon, Théâtre de Vénissieux, le Grand Angle de Voiron / Scène Rhône-Alpes de Voiron, Théâtre de Givors - Les Saisons.