150 Years of Le Raincy

150 Years of le Raincy

Large-scale community project involving local inhabitants, associations, and schools in Le Raincy (93) creating a theatrical performance together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of their town. Over 9 months, 250 participants from all generations rediscovered the history of their hometown, from the middle ages until the present day.

WHAT
is the aim?

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Le Raincy by rediscovering and sharing the town's history.

WHO
is involved?

Local amateur dramatics groups, schools, high schools, and cultural assocations, with the support of the Mayor of le Raincy.

WHEN
is it happening?

9 months of conception, writing, and preparation from January - September 2019.

The Aim

How could the history of le Raincy be retraced, within the history of France and the world? This was the challenge facing the 250 Raincéens that embarked on this project, as much from an attachment to their city today as curiosity as to its origins. With the help of professional artists and under the guidance of the municipality, they explored the chapters in the history of this unique territory of Ile de France. 

A thousand years of history

We begin in the Middle Ages. Imagine a young monk, his stomach filled with fear, passing through, travelling through the mysterious forest of Bondy. Sent by the Canon of the Abbey of Tiron, his charge is to construct a priory on the land of Lord Beaudoin de Villefix. 

Under Louis XIV, the new territory takes flight, with the construction of a magnificent royal castle designed by the architects of Vaux le Vicomte and Versailles! A prosperous period ensues, during which Molière and the princess, giving le Raincy its letters of nobility. Then came the Revolution and the abandonment of the castle to give way to a young and promising city in 1869, built along the paths of the former Royal Park. Throughout the twentieth century, the city has its dark pages, as well as its moments of splinters, but comes out the other side to embody today the peaceful city that we know.

A show for all the family

For two evenings, the Place des Festivals of le Raincy was transformed into an outdoor theatre, with 250 Rainéens, of all ages, on stage Actors, musicians, dancers … coming from local associations and schools. Together, they revisit  an astonishing past and imagine, through the eyes of it’s children, a vision for the town Tommorrow.

The Partners

Timeline

January – March 2019

Meetings for project design and preparation. Formation of a committee. Research and consultation with historians. 

April – July 2019

Writing of the show. Training of artistic teams. Beginning of rehearsals. 

September 2019

Production, rehearsals, scenography, costumes. Construction of an open air theatre (Place des Fêtes, Le Raincy).

20th – 21st September 2019

2 performances in front of 1200 spectators. 

The Team

Director : Bruno Freyssinet

Artistic Team : Jérôme Bimbenet, Laura Jouvet, Noémie Laurens, Catherine Pascal, Clémentine Sénéchal, Bernadette Thuriès, Géraldine Zelazny

Composer and musical director : Stéphane Dietrich
Orchestre Opus 13 under the direction of
Dominique Spagnolo
Choir of the Conservatoire under the direction of Lionel Cloarec

 Head of costumes: Bénédicte Poirier
Costumes : Ville de Montfermeil, Costumes sur Seine, Isabelle Borg, Géraldine Zelazny

Historical consultation : Société Historique du Raincy / P‌hilippe Delbar, Annick Reboul, Jacques Roca

Associated artistic associations : La Transplanisphère, Les 400 Zooms, Lentement Mais Sûrement, Corps et graphie

Lights and sound: Expert Event / Sébastien Morgan, Quentin Douriez, Soyann Mankouri
Stage hand : Sonia Vandomme

La Transplanisphère Production Team : Bruno Freyssinet, Noémie Laurens, Clémentine Sénéchal, Kennedy Cassy, Marie Kermagoret (OV)

 

Orchestre Opus 13

Director: Dominique Spagnolo
Violon solo: Gabriele Dello Preite
Violoncello solo: Guillaume Combarieu
Viola solo: Pascale Maisonnave
Clarinette solo: Sylvain Morel
Flute solo: Nouheila Capron
Gabriele Dello Preite, Akel Kalie, Yukako Yanagohara, Estelle Diep, Kyoko Yamada, Yves Rossignol, Adu Dazy, Margot Le Maréchal, Grégory Fatout, Rémy Granger, Stéphane-France Léger, Julien Voisin, Nathalie Biout, Pascale Maisonnave, Marlène Vankerckhove, Hélène Veinrech, Anne-Marie Chatain-Tassy, Sylvain Morel, Olivier Romieu, Stéphanie Fievez, Lorraine Guéguin, Marion Saussine, Francesco Tigano, Pauline Fontaine, Guy Lefebvre, Marguerite Bouret, Anne-Claire Derré, Sakura Lafage, Sixtine Lockhart, Solange Robin, Hélène Barraud, Marianne Entat, Guillaume Combarieu, Berengère Cordier, Frédérique Lefevre, Delphine Marmande, Xuan-Thuy Phan, Arnaud Rémy, Camille Huvet

Cast
Laurent Cléry, narrator      

Tableau 1 : Forêt             
Rémi Routier, Lycée Schweitzer    
Adame Bakhtaoui, Romain Foshia, Timothée Mathieu, Manal Nait El Asri, Lou-Anne Selbonne, Axelle Tane, Ecole Les Fougères (Nicole Sowa, Stivan Quatreville)
Deniz Arslan, Diego Bernabeu, Emma Bonte, Amina Chérif, David Dionnet, Eliot Hamelin, Coline Martin, Elisa Menigand, Ecole Thiers (Isabelle Mendez)
Mariem Mati, Julie Stelmach, Ecole La Fontaine (Carole Doyen)
Sabri Redjah, Collège Corot
Eugénie Duclos, Agathe Forget, Marguerite Génot, Wanda Pierre, Kany Sanogo,
Irène Soler Mimazzoli, Ilana, Zelikson
Compagnie Corps et Graphie, choreography and direction Catherine Pascal et Laura Jouvet

Tableau 2 : Vie de Château             
Logan Calmon-Berdah, Pauline Canet, Léonie Castelli, Louis Castelli, Alexandra Ceccato, Olga Chuklinova, Béatrice Clavel, Pascal Cointré, Tom Creuzet, Maxime Das Neves, Pascale Decressac, Annie Delettré, Thierry Derbez, Muriel Dragoni, Catherine Fontaine-Pellier, Amandine Gambarin, Carla Gambarin, Héloïse Gendre,
Sylvain Kouhanna, Margaux Le Mevel, Régis Lefevre, Stella Lefèvre, Corinne Lorenzi, Sophie    Micka, Jean-François Nodot, Martine Parisot, Léa Péchaud, Marthe Platz, Emmanuel Rivoal, Kany Sanogo, Magali Tavares, Marjolaine Teillant, Mélissa Tomasina
Compagnie Les 400 Zooms, writing and direction Bernadette Thuriès    
Poulet et Champignon Noirs, Joséphine Holleville – De Tournemire, Axelle Tane, élève d’Eric Wattelle, au Conservatoire du Raincy. Wei Chang Wang, piano accompaniment. Grégory Jacinto, collège Corot    
Les Révolutionnaires, with the participation of Judo Club Raincy Villemomble

Tableau 3 : Fondation             
Frédérique Datain, Pauline De Quatrebarbes, Claire Gayrard, Grégory Jacinto, Laurène Goncalves, Pascal Guengant, Philippe Lacroix, Nino Leiciagueçahar, Nacho Macias, Martine Parisot, Charlotte Reversé, Stéphanie Stankiewicz, Enora Tubeuf, Virginie Tubeuf, Alexandre Varneau, Gabriel Zelazny-Marcel   
Compagnie Lentement Mais Sûrement, writing and direction Géraldine Zelasny  
Agathe Forget, Jeanne Foujanet, Caroline Garnier, Solène Courilleault, Justine Lacroix, Eva Pereira, Iris Ramassamy, Esther Simonini – Association Corps et Graphie, direction Catherine Pascal and Laura Jouvet
Pascal Cointré, Amina Chérif

Tableau 4 : 150 ans dans l’Histoire             
Diego Bernabeu, Jérôme Bimbenet, Célia Bolzoni, Logan Calmon-Berdah, Emma Carneiro, Kennedy Cassy, Adeline Chave, Amina Chérif, Pascal Cointré, Xavier Damas, Frédérique Datain, Pascale Decressac, Thierry Derbez, Stéphane Dietrich, David Dionnet, Muriel Dragoni, Christian Egido, Jacqueline Ferreira, Claire Gayrard, Laurène Goncalves, Pascal Guengant, Grégory Jacinto, Sébastian Jung, Sabrina Kachour, Sylvain Kouhanna, Philippe Lacroix, Régis Lefèvre, Kristel Letalour, Nacho Macias, Sophie Micka, Jean François Nodot, Pierre Reinert, Charlotte Reversé, Emmanuel Rivoal, Julia Selge, Louise Selge Marie, Clémentine Sénéchal, Cléo Sens, Stéphanie Stankiewicz, Eric Tabourier, Bernadette Thuriès, Marjorie Trost, Virginie Tubeuf, Alexandre Varneau, Géraldine Zelazny.  

Mélina Guillon, Alicia Kasparian, Ecole Tebrotzassère under the direction of Haïg Sarkissian
Adame Bakhtaoui, Romain Foshia, Timothéé, Mathieu, Manal Nait El Asri, Lou-Anne Selbonne, Axelle Tane, Deniz Arslan, Diego Bernabeu, Emma Bonte,
Amina Chérif, David Dionnet, Eliott Hamelin, Coline Martin, Mariem Mati, Sabri Redjah, Julie Stelmach / schools La Fontaine, Thiers, Les Fougères   
Thomas Robin, student of Gaël Ascal – Conservatoire du Raincy   

Julia Allary, Marcel Bigogne, Manuella Billault, Jérôme Bimbenet, Martial Bone, Danielle Darbois, Alain Garabedian, Maurice Grougnet, Eliane Guerin,
Catherine Laidebeure, Suzy Laroche Prost,  Danielle Leclercq, Christiane Legras, Huguette Noleo, Françoise Pybaro, Danielle Soka, Jean-Louis Vincenti
adult choir of the Conservatoire, under the direction of Lionel Cloarec   

With thanks to…           
Xavier Maître, Père Benoist (appointee of the church of St Louis), Association Judo JCRV and Kamel Challal, Catherine Minotte and her team at the library, the teachers of the Conservatoire and Bruno Perello, Sylvain Ricci and Vincent Muller (Direction of Lycée Schweitzer), M. et Mme Bolève, Jeanne Muller, Haïg Sarkissian, Director of école Tebrotzassère,

and all the volunteers who helped us throughout this project. 

Thank you to the elected officials and staff of the town council who made it possible to carry out the project.

Great show of the 150th anniversary of Le Raincy

In front of an audience of 1,200 spectators

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Reading of the script created to celebrate Le Raincy 150th anniversary

The amateur and professional actors participating

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