NOT TO MISS : Treff festival is back with 4 French companies

Various places

January 18, 2016 / June 5, 2016


Spring is here and Treff festival is back !

10 years of growing success for this enchanting festival dedicated to visual theatre and street performing art.
Needless to say the French wanted to be part of the show with 4 companies this year.

So make sure you save the dates : 2-5 June !
Guaranteed fun for all ages!

Below are a little foretaste and the dates of the French companies' performances.

But there are many more surprises in check the full programme on the festival's website:

L'HOMME ORCHESTRE (Compagnie La Mue/tte)
For the whole family

4 June - 1pm and 5pm (street version, free)
Toompea castle parking lot 
Duration : 20 min

5 June, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm (indoor version. tickets: 8 €) 
Von Krahl theatre (Rataskaevu 10) 
Duration : 30 min

From fragile and careful to strong and rough, we are shown the many talents of Argentinian musician Santiago Moreno.
Small inventions and musical assemblies gradually reveal, in front of fascinated spectators, the complexity of a one-man-band.
A playful and poetic moment where music and movement are strongly interconnected.

LE CHANT DU BOUC (Compagnie  À),
(Goat song)
For adults

2 june, 9 pm 
NUKU Auna teatrimaja suur saal
Duration : 50 min
No text

The Greek word “tragedy” comes from “tragos” (goat) and “Ode” (sung poem) and etymologically means “the song of the goat.”
“Le Chant du bouc” explores the resonances of tragedy today. It is a tiny yet universal tragedy, interpreted by three rather nutty performers and a musician.

The performance is a sour-sweet tale narrated through object theater, which deals with the concepts of  ‘scapegoat’, ‘otherness’, integration, and the norm, through a neighborhood story told as an animal social tale.
“Le Chant du bouc” is a tragicomic tale of cowardice and racism, an uncompromising painting of ordinary people who are collectively won over by racist hatred. Beyond these issues of the standard and tolerance of one who is “out of line”, the performance questions the very notion of guilt: the scapegoat is the innocent individual, the victim of the fury of a social group ignoring their own faults. But deep down, who is responsible? Will he take responsibility? What fault is he hoping to redeem?


NAO NAO (Company : Le vent des Forges)
For younger children

4 June, 11am, 3pm 
5 June, 11am, 3pm 
Russian Theatre (Vene teater, Vabaduse väljak 5), small hall
Duration : 30 min

A show entirely in raw, tender, rebel clay to tell the sensorial and messy escapades of the very small, to tell about appetites and the taboos, and to shed light on the emotions of the adult, when “no” is shouted. To dive into the field of powder and light clay, to dig the field with fingers extended like a crane, to mix, to knead, to smash with well-rounded palms, to flood, to make the water overflow from its clay bed, to listen to the music of the fall of the water drops into the zinc bowl.

LA ROUTE (Compagnie Anomima Teatro)
For Children
3 June, 12pm and 3pm
4 June, 12pm and 3pm
5 June, 12pm and 3pm
Toompea castle parking lot
Duration : 20 min 

Free for all

A crazy street show!
Imagine… White strokes on each side, grassy road-sides, the asphalt’s ribbon stretching till infinite before your very eyes, engine’s roars and animals on the run.. Here you are, caught in a wild chase, with skids, slow- motion action, stunts and epic music. A perfect mix between an action movie and a poetic puppet-show.

Check again the whole programme to know more:

And as we say in French : "Bon festival !"

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