La BOUM BOOM BUM
For me, the party is the best place to love each other: it unites us around dance, encounters, our differences. It is the moment when our humanity is exalted, when our social bonds grow. At a party, I feel lifted by a wave of deep love. It is essential to turn our theaters into meeting places, our evenings into shows.
Arthur Perole, 2021
For Arthur Perole, the party is the place where we can dream, reinvent ourselves, meet, where we can connect, bond. Arthur Perole here invents an artistic party inspired by his work. His desire to embrace the atmosphere of the party has been increased tenfold by the health crisis as he believes, more than ever, in its social and political role, in the values of conviviality that it bears. He designs this party with the performers of Ballroom but also with the administrative team of the company involved in it.
In this party, all spaces of the theater are pulsing, the audience, equipped with headphones, take part in a silent party designed as a funfair, wandering from merry-go-round to stall, participating in the Kabaretto, listening to La BBBradio, singing their head off at the KaraoLove, activating the game La BBBmeet, dancing to multiple hits of our teenage parties… free to create their own party, to be in turn actor, dancer, singer… These hours are conducive to creating bonds with the others and bonds with the party, to freeing our senses and increase our imagination tenfold. Bodies bursting with humanity unite to dance to a final DJ set by Marcos Vivaldi and let the frenzied energy of the party burst forth.
Concept : Arthur Perole
Artistic collaboration : Alexandre Da Silva
Performers : Séverine Bauvais, Aniol Busquets, Sarah Benoliel, Marion Carriau, Alexandre Da Silva, Selma Goueygou, Joachim Maudet, Arthur Perole, Lynda Rahal, Cindy Emelie et Philippe Lebhar (replacing)
DJ set : Marcos Vivaldi
Stage management and lighting atmosphere : Anthony Merlaud, Nicolas Galland
Stage management : Svetlana Boitchenkoff, Nicolas Galland
Production and Touring : Sarah Benoliel
Administration : Anne Vion
Logistics : Maureen Pette
Coproduction : Théâtres en Dracénie, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et Création // La Commanderie – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Residency : Carreau du Temple, le CND Pantin, La Commanderie – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
The production of the BOUM BOOM BUM was also financed by the divestments of Ballroom’s performances cancelled in 2021 due to the COVID crisis in Théâtre Durance scène conventionnée, in Centres Culturels de Limoges, and as part of de Traverses – Temps fort professionnel.
visual credit : @SAMBA / photo credits @Fanny Metzger and @Quentin Chevrier