Greli Grelo — Biennale Festival of Object Theater in Apt
11th edition from February 28th to March 4th, 2020

What is Greli Grelo?
Look at the video (the 2014 edition filmed by Olivier Meissel)…

1Oth edition from February 20th to 25th 2018

Greli Grelo is the opportunity for everyone from the age of kindergarten to live his or her first show experience with the whole family. The place of the public is an essential concern of this festival imagined by Velo Theatre: short lenght, reduced audience, participative experiences … With an average of 35 performances and a dozen invited companies, the biennale Greli Grelo brings together almost 3 000 spectators at each of its editions. Tickets are very cheap, so everyone can participate. The presented works, coming from all over the world, talk to the youngest as well as adults. Greli Grelo has become in a decade an unmissable event in Apt and its area and it is a festival recognized on a larger scale by professionals.

Greli Grelo, how many stones do I have in my shoe? … ten?

I was 10 when my father played this game with me…
He put a few coins in his closed hand, and shook them.
The coins rattled in his palm and I had to guess how many he had. Ten?
It was for my 10th birthday that I received a beautiful red bike.

10 years old, we had to celebrate it!
In 2018 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Greli Grelo, and at the same time we have also celebrated the first edition of the “Biennale” of Object Theater in Apt.

Object Theater is the artistic singularity of the Vélo théâtre.

It is the crossroads of many artistic fields, as we can seen again in the variety of shows that we have invited in 2018.

Object Theater can take the form of a plastic installation such as “A” (compagnie Skappa), or “Le voyage immobile de Pénélope” (La main d’oeuvres), or “Tremblez, machines !”, “Animal épique” (Les ateliers du spectacle).

It becomes a tale in “Le chant des baleines” (Histoire de), or in “Y’a un lapin dans la lune” (Vélo Théâtre), as well as in “Le bulldozer et l’Olivier” (collectif le 7 au soir).

It is theater of images in “Night Light” (Teater Refleksion), and in “Respire Picardie Forever” (Tac Tac).

It structures artistic paths as in “Entrelacs” (Anima Théâtre).

It is a way of expression which draws the attention of the spectator to the object evidently, on the actor, also on their particular relationship. By reading these signs the spectator becomes an acomplice of a writing process and in a way touches the poetic intuition of the creator.
This pleasure has been widely expressed by the public during this new edition. This encourages us on the one hand to be more demanding with the program of our future Biennales, and on the other hand to open more widely the festival to productions from abroad. We will be able to encourage the presence of professional organisers, who will contribute to a greater recognition of our event both on public and professional levels.

Charlot Lemoine, artistic director
March 2018

Greli Grelo 2018

Anima Théâtre (PACA) “Entrelacs”
Andy Manley & Teater Refleksion (Ecosse / Danemark) “Night light”
Vélo Théâtre (PACA) “Y’a un lapin dans la lune”
Le 7 au soir (Ile de France) “Le bulldozer et l’olivier” + atelier rap
Histoire De (PACA) “Le chant des baleines”
TAC TAC (Occitanie / PACA) “Respire, Picardie forever”
Skappa ! & associés (PACA) “A”
La main d’oeuvres (Hauts de France) “Le voyage immobile de Pénélope”
Les ateliers du spectacle (Ile de France) “Tremblez, machines ! & Animal épique”

Édition #9
du 19 au 28 février 2016

Greli Grelo 2016

Flop (Pays de la Loire) “Dal vivo” & “Va-et-vient – Mouvement de lumières”
TOF Théâtre (Belgique) “Dans l’atelier” + atelier polystyrène
Vélo Théâtre (PACA) “La grenouille au fond du puits croit que le ciel est rond”
Tatem (PACA) “Blanc”
Théâtre du champ exquis (Normandie) “Et si !”
C’était mieux avant (PACA) “Epique époque”
Lili DéSaStreS (Pays de la Loire) “Na(t)ïf”
Gruppe 38 (Danemark) “Hans Christian you must be an angel”
Johanny Bert & Stéphane Jauberty (Centre) “De passage”
Gare Centrale (Belgique) “Conversation avec un jeune homme”

Édition #8
du 6 au 15 mars 2015

Greli Grelo 2015

Piccoli Principi (Italie) “Découpages”
La Bobine – Bob Théâtre (Bretagne) “Sous les yeux de mon père”
Bob Théâtre (Bretagne) “Fin de série”
Vilcanota – Bruno Pradet (Languedoc Roussillon) “Boby Boy”
Polina Borisova (Russie – Midi Pyrénées) “Go!”
Mazette (PACA) “Ode à la neige”
Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe (Bretagne) “Soufre” & “Ma biche et mon lapin”
Vélo Théâtre (PACA) “Y’a un lapin dans la lune”
Louis-Marie Cumont (PACA) “Tissu d’histoires”
Roland Roure (PACA) “Du coq à l’âne”

Édition #7
du 7 au 15 mars 2014

Greli Grelo 2014

Skappa! & Associés (PACA) “Il mondo senza il tutto”
Nevski Prospekt (Belgique) “Hop”
Le 7 au soir (Ile de France) “Mamie Rôtie”
Bubat Theatre (Israël) “Zebra” & “L’histoire de Doumi et Douma”
36 du mois (Ile de France) “Qui est Monsieur Lorem Ipsum”
Vélo Théâtre (PACA) “Et il me mangea”
Lili DéSaStreS (Pays de la Loire) “Gribouillie”
Cie Jardins insolites (PACA) “C’est dans la poche”

Édition #6
du 1 au 9 mars 2013

Greli Grelo 2013

Skappa! & Associés (PACA) “Il mondo senza il tutto”
Nevski Prospekt (Belgique) “Hop”
Le 7 au soir (Ile de France) “Mamie Rôtie”
Bubat Theatre (Israël) “Zebra” & “L’histoire de Doumi et Douma”
36 du mois (Ile de France) “Qui est Monsieur Lorem Ipsum”
Vélo Théâtre (PACA) “Et il me mangea”
Lili DéSaStreS (Pays de la Loire) “Gribouillie”
Cie Jardins insolites (PACA) “C’est dans la poche”

Édition #5
du 4 au 17 mars 2012

Greli Grelo 2012

L’orchestre de la chaussure (Apt) “Voulez-vous danser grand-mère”
Collectif Inouï (Avignon) “Musiques minuscules”
Débrid’Art (Aix en Provence) “Tu m’écoutes ?”
Sixfauxnez (Belgique) “La caravane”
Skappa! (Marseille) “In 1 et 2”
Kranewit Theater (Allemagne) “L’enfant orphelin”
Rodisio (Italie) “Le loup et la chèvre”
L’autre main (Isère) “Les attractions extraordinaires de la femme chapiteau”
Tourneboulé (Lille) “Ooorigines”

Édition #4
du 5 au 16 mars 2011

Greli Grelo 2011

Weepers Circus (Alsace) “Les Weepers Circus à la récré”
Teatro all’ Improvviso (Italie) “La maison des interdits”
Anteprima (Rhône Alpes) “Joyeux anniversaire”
Cie Florschütz-Döhnert (Allemagne) “Rawuns”
Graines de vie (Franche Comté) “Faim de loup”
Talhias Kompagnons (Allemagne) “Le petit soldat de plomb”
Nat Gras (Belgique) “Récréation”
Histoire de (Apt) “La balle perdue”

Édition #3
du 20 au 27 février 2010

Greli Grelo 2010

Vélo Théâtre – Kopergietery (Belgique) “Première neige”
Vélo Théâtre “Y’a un lapin dans la lune”
Vélo Théâtre “Enveloppes et déballages”
Jardins insolites “Qui dit gris”

Édition #2
du 6 au 14 mars 2009

Greli Grelo 2009

Ensemble Materialtheater (Stuttgart) “Georges dans le garage”
Bob théâtre (Rennes) “Princesse K”
Eric Heilmann (Projection super 8) – Fred Tillard et David Ladu (musique d’ici) “Ciné concert”
Teatro delle Briciole (Italie) “La poupée dans la poche”
Lili Désastres (Angers) “Plein de (petits) riens”

Édition #1
du 5 au 9 février 2008

Greli Grelo 2008

Groupe noces “Du sirop dans l’eau”
Jardins insolites “Coucou”
Jardins insolites “Petit Tom”
Vélo Théâtre “Enveloppes et déballages”