Zannimo Latè
Pièce de théâtre chorégraphique et musicale
Librement inspirée de " La Ferme des Animaux" de George Orwell

Ecriture & Mise en scène: France Hervé
Composition & Direction musicale: Lucien Johnson
Création plastique & Marionnettes portées : Alexandra Mélis
Scénographie & Costumes: France Hervé & Alexandra Mélis
Première au Festival des Quatre Chemins- Port au Prince, Haïti (Septembre 09)
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UNDER LILI'S BALCONY THEATRE a été basée à Wellington en Nouvelle-Zélande de 1996 à 2003. Elle a été créée par France Hervé et Stephen Bain qui ont co-dirigé huit pièces originales ainsi qu'une vaste collection de performances in-situ (festivals de rue, vernissage d'artistes ou cérémonies dont le "Katherine Mansfield Menton Writers' Day" célébrant les poètes lauréats).

Le style cinétique d' UNDER LILI'S BALCONY est né de la fusion d'une écriture inspirée du cinéma et d'une direction choré-graphique invoquant le MOUVEMENT (corps, voix, paysage sonore, plastique ou virtuel) comme élément indissociable à la narration.

                                               Too High The Son- Maidment Theatre Auckland
Stephen Bain, France Hervé, Tim Spite

NZ Listener 20 June 1998
“... A breathtaking combination of wit, imagination and physical bravura....
The key is simplicity of image. One gesture, one pose, one object symbolises all.
Too High the Son is something very special, a fantasia brimming with such invention, freshness and charm that it would be a worthy ambassador for New Zealand on any stage in the world. It is like being handed a boarding pass to the future.”

The Exchange - Downstage Theatre Wellington
France Hervé, Stephen Bain

The Dominion 4 Juil ‘97
“A magical amalgam of music, dance and language, the production of the Exchange by Under Lili’s Balcony is theatre both thrilling and profoundly challenging. The music, from Jeff Hendreson on the saxophone and Steve Cournane on drums and percussion, accompagnies the actors, moulding and supporting their words and movements. Steven Marriott Lloyd’s set is stunning with its grainy walls and polished steel floor, while Andrew Foester’s lighting is superb. Original in concept, daring in design, immaculately performed, The Exchange is the most exciting production in Wellington this year.”

The Tower Under the Sky - Studio 77 Wellington
France Hervé, Stephen Bain

The Evening Post, 23 Feb 99
“ Assured, inventive and technically sophisticated. For once theatre the claim that a show is “ a multimedia event” is true, and the Tower Under the Sky, succeeds with each media is uses.
... Stephen Bain and France Hervé continue to demonstrate their commitment to explore theatrical limits, using not only text and movement, but lighting, sound and music...
It is mesmerising and fascinating.”
“A very New Zealand topic with universal implications is given the French surrealistic-absurdist treatment and its both funny and thought-provoking. The contemporary relevance is undeniable - in the land of the three million dollar millstone, Te Papa Museum, that threatens to capsize Wellington into its harbour. Under Lili’s Balcony questions other theatres too. Next to this, conventional theatre looks like a Museum, with nicely constructed works on the wall, threatened with laughter by the Abattoir.”

City Voice, 5 Nov 98
“The Abattoir has a deliciousness of language rarely seen in the capitals theatres. A mature play by the styley and sophisticated Under Lili’s Balcony, carried by a grade A group of actors.”