The world of Renaud Herbin
22 October 2020 to autumn 2022
- In partnership with the Youth Theatre of the Strasbourg Grand-Est National Centre for Dramatic Art.
Free exhibition included with Gadagne admission tickets.
Located in the heart of Lyon's Puppetry Museum, the pillar room is dedicated to presenting the artistic world of a past or current puppeteer.
Renaud Herbin, a modern puppeteer and director of the Youth Theatre of the Strasbourg Grand-Est National Centre for Dramatic Art, is the resident from October 2020 until autumn 2022.
Along with his co-creator, set designer Mathias Baudry, Renaud conveys their singular approach to theatre, mixing bodies, puppets and raw materials. In their work, material - wax, peat and clay - is set in motion and becomes a playmate. Sometimes, the space itself comes alive like a puppet on another scale (see the show At the still point of the turning world, 2018). Renaud Herbin readily employs traditional puppeteering techniques, such as strings, to use puppets in theatrical productions, which call into question the presence of bodies (see the shows Milieu & Alentour, 2019 and Open the owl, 2017). Until the autumn of 2022, they have free rein of the Puppetry Museum permanent exhibition room at the Gadagne. They will be displaying materials, models and puppets from their shows, together with videos showing their many collaborations with internationally renowned puppeteers. Analysis by theatre and dance researcher Oriane Maubert helps visitors better understand the artist's creative process.