a k entrepôt

a k entrepôt and Laurance Henry

Established in Brittany in France, a k entrepôt is directed by Laurance Henry, set designer, visual artist and stage director.

Sitting down, discovering an empty space and completely transforming it from nothing into a playground, a place full of laughter or full of tears. Making it into something else, something new : a garden, a castle, a bedroom, a boat, the sea… using whatever comes into your head and letting your imagination ran wild. Childhood is a time where playing with 3 bricks can make you a builder, a pirate or even a princess where regards are great, emotions are strong and love is eternal. Each creation is based on this period of my life like a constant starting point.

In this noisy period, I demand silence.

During this period of time that requires full, immediate and formatted answers ; I demand abstraction, clearness also hollowness but above all for young people. For these beings in the making : helping them, giving them a choice, freedom and the possibility to open a door that could surprise them, a door to the unknown.

Laurance Henry

Workshop

In addition to our shows, Laurance Henry, the artistic director of a k entrepôt, offers workshops upon scenography and the relationship between visual arts, drama and dance.

entre deux pluies / between two rains

entre deux pluies

Dance and visual art performance for children from 2 / 3 years old.

« entre deux pluies / between two rains » is a choreographic solo, 300 kg of black rock and a few drops of rain.

One drop, two, three, rainfall, a light shower. Silence, some piano keys. Light, a ray of light. On the ground, wet black pebbles. Waiting.

She enters, looks, observes and waits too. She circles, moves in, hesitates, she enters the stone’s world. Suddenly, she is there, penetrating this pebble field. She slides into this space…

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en UN éclat / in ONE burst

Dance and visual art performance for children from 2 / 3 years old.

« en UN éclat » is a choreographic duet with an old woman (78 years old) and a young breakdancer.

A white set. Immaculate. Circular. A playground. Here stands a woman, a dancer, white haired. This white space is hers. She is moving quietly, slowly ; she has time, a lot of time.

The first move comes from a boy ; he is a dancer as well. He appears out of nowhere. 
And the meeting between these two ages takes shape and comes to life. Slowly because the woman, the eldest, has time. Clumsily, because the youngest, the greedy boy is impatient.

The two bodies are facing, testing each other, and using one another’s energy, one another’s precision.

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colimaçonne

Dance and painting performance for children from 15 months old.

« colimaçonne » gathers one painter, Laurance Henry, and one hip-hop dancer, Jordan Malfoy. This duet has been inspired by residencies in kindergarten, schools, and retirements houses, and proposes gestures, movements, that comes up from anyone’s childhood : breath, flow / jerk, impact / impulse, extremely small, poetry of daily life gestures or playing.

Technically very light, « colimaçonne » has been thought to be able to be performed in-situ, in any kind of space with daylight : in libraries, kindergarten, schools, private houses, retirement houses, or on stage of course with the audiences all around the performers.

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Tomber en amour

« Tomber en Amour » is a drama, dance and visual art performance for teenagers from 14 years old.
 This play will be created in october 2020.

« Tomber en Amour » will be about this particular moment when childhood comes to the end, the teenage years when the first great love, the first emotions and chills in love blow up.

It’s strong, it smacks in the heart and belly, it’s whole, it pushes to go far, to forget others, to focus on the other, this subject that shakes you. It also makes you grow and suddenly realize that you are no longer a child. This first love affair signifies the end of childhood, the transition to adulthood and the first break with the family environment.

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Mille ans

« Mille ans » is a play for children from 7 years old.
This is a play with 2 actors : an old man and a younger one.

« Mille ans » is the story of a boy called Milan living alone on an island with 76 old people, taking care of them, and collecting their last words before they leave this world. One day, his cousin called Peste lands for a day on the island ; Milan realizes he has his chilhood is not common…

« Mille ans » hasn’t been translated in english. This play is for french speaker.

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