Artistic Residencies

Artistic residencies and companionship: Vélo Théâtre supports production, research and artistic experimentation

A residence at Vélo Théâtre consists in housing an artist or a company for at least 2 weeks, providing various means depending on the project. Residents benefit from the place in working order, technical support, accommodation and financial assistance for the duration of the stay, the amount of which is set according to annual budgets. The Vélo Théâtre team brings its artistic and administrative expertise, acquired through its experience as a company and a venue for shows. Residencies (on average 13 per year) are open to professional artists alone or as a company (local, national or international). Vélo Théâtre considers productions and artists who share the same philosophy. The proximity that Vélo Théâtre has with the inhabitants enables exchanges during open rehearsals, as well as participative experiences with the spectators or presentation of work in progress.

Estimated schedule of 2019 residencies:

January 14th-18th (Tridanse): « L’équilibre des humeurs » / Full Gop (Région Sud)
January 21st-30th (La caravane des possibles): « Le conte de la mère Pince » / Du sable dans le maillot (Occitanie)
January 28th – February 2nd: « Reactum » / Groupe n+1 (Île-de-France)
February 18th-22nd : « Périple » / Empreinte en mouvement (Région Sud)
February 25th – March 2nd: « Reactum » / Groupe n+1 (Île-de-France)
March 4th-8th: « Etat(s) de(s) siège(s) » / Subito Presto (Région Sud)
March 5th-14th: « L’école du risque » / Groupe n+1 (Île-de-France)
March 13th-16th: « Vieux » / Osteorock (Pays-de-la-Loire)
March 25th-29th (Companionship) : « Derrière mon radiateur… Une allée avec des arbres » / L’insolite mécanique (Île-de-France)
April 7th-19th: « Atlantis Banal » / Shona Reppe Puppets (Écosse)
April 22nd – May 4th: « Aujourd’hui » / Same same but different (Pays-de-la-Loire)
May 1st-9th (Tridanse): « L’équilibre des humeurs » / Full Gop (Région Sud)
May 27th – June 8th: « Avec le dos de la cuillère » / Espégéca (Occitanie)
June 3rd-14th: « Un jour sans pain » / Nanoua (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
June 17th-21st: « Suites prométhéennes » / Théâtre inutile (Hauts-de-France)
July 1st-6th: « Reactum » / Groupe n+1 (Île-de-France)
July 8th-28th: « Atlantis Banal » / Shona Reppe Puppets (Écosse)
August 19th-30th: « Reactum » / Groupe n+1 (Île-de-France)
Septembre 9th-13th: « Atlantis Banal » / Shona Reppe Puppets (Écosse)
September 26th – October 2nd: « Solo capture » / La Méta-carpe (Région Sud)
November 21st-23rd: « Ómun » / Naï Nô Production (Région Sud)

The Vélo Théâtre is also among the eight companies commissioned for the companionship (LCMC) puppet object theater by the Ministry of Culture in France, thus offering a national network of exchanges and allowing circulation of artists-companions. Within the framework of a three-year agreement, this kind of long term support, without limiting itself to performing the production of a new show, deals with the whole development of the artist’s practice. The purpose of the companionship is to help young artists to improve their creative and writing skills, providing them with a space, allowing them to experiment, to test and confront the public. This initiative is primarily designed for individual artists or companies working in the field of object and puppet theater, in a spirit of openness and crossover with other artistic languages. At most, two artists or companies can be supported for a period of three years.

Current Artists-Companions:

Clément Montagnier / TAC TAC / 2017-2019
Magali Rousseau / L’insolite mécanique / 2018-2021