St Petersburg, Concert Hall

Poésie de sons

Antonin Artaud
Zéno Bianu
Arthur Rimbaud
Charles Baudelaire
Stéphane Mallarmé
Pierre-Jean Jouve
Jules Supervielle
Alain Bosquet
Yves Namur
Claude Debussy
Alexander Skryabin
Olivier Messiaen
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Dmitry Shostakovich
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Prokofiev
Modest Musorgsky
Nikolai Roslavetz
Alexander Raskatov
Lighting: Benoît Laurent

Сочетание искусств

A Combination of Sounds

This work – the result of the creative collaboration between pianist Irina Kataeva and actor Pierre Lamoureux – is a synthesis of music, poetry, dance, light and video.

The composition is constructed in such a way as to highlight the natural relationship between musical texts and poetic images in melodies and rhythms, while the movement and acting expressiveness form an emotional and imagistic visualisation.

This portrayal of two centuries of French poetry demonstrates various styles and trends in music. It is important to point out that it is works by Russian composers that will be performed against a background of poems by French writers, which allows us to feel the deep empathy between these two national cultures.

Poets, artists and performers all ask questions about their role in the world and in society. Through artistic images they try to express their principles and touch on themes affecting almost everyone which are complex and, at times, painful – themes of love and enmity, of war and the search for harmony with nature, of death and hope and of our destiny.


As part of the Year of Russia and France 2010   As part of the Year of Russia and France 2010

In co-operation with


Год Франции и России

Age category 6+

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