Musical object theatre
tiny tots aged 1 to 3 years old
Three saxophone players explore a graphic and musical universe. They play with shapes and colors, they paint with sounds. They are both discoverers and creators of an enormous picture book. They invent facetiously a magical geometrical world where images come alive with the sound of music, without a word being spoken.
Inspired by the graphic work of Czech artist Květa Pacovská "Bramborry" stimulates the imagination and carries young and old to a playful and poetic universe.
BRAMBORRY IN THE PRESS
(...) the most brilliant one, Bramborry, a Belgian co-production between Guimbarde and De Spiegel for one year olds, is based on music and simple forms. In a playful way three actors-musicians present Adrian Lenski’s music for saxophones and the world of Czech illustrator Květa Pacovská. This is plastically very beautiful, both funny and complex, in one word: irresistible!
Michel Bélair, Le Devoir – 20 April 2010
(...) The minimalist setting unfolds like a book and gives free rein to the imagination of the artists who engage in games of hide-and-seek and "stand up and you lose your seat" that make children laugh out loud.
The little ones are overcome by the sweet euphoria, easily accepting the codes of these moments of shared artistic emotions. (...)
Delphine Tanguy, Le Télégramme – 20 March 2013
Karel Van Ransbeeck received vocational training at the National Theatre in Budapest (Hungary). He worked with various puppet theater companies such as Taptoe, Figurentheater De Maan and Theater FroeFroe. He also taught and has given workshops related to the puppet theater. Since 1994, he is artistic director of Theater De Spiegel. He came up with the idea for Bramborry.
Adrian Lenski studied classical piano and composition. In 1984 he won the ‘Cantabile pour musique’ competition. In 1988, together with some friends, he founded ‘Subconsciousness und Die Anarchistische Abentunterhaltung’, a group with whom he toured Europe. Theater De Spiegel has already worked with him on previous projects (e.g. ‘Noah’).
Christian Gmünder followed his artistic training at the Brussels Circus School. In 1995, together with three circus artists, he founded ‘Les Argonautes’, a circus-theater company where “the movement is king and the word asleep”. With Theater De Spiegel, he worked as an actor / musician in ‘Noah’.
Nicolas Ankoudinoff is a saxophone player and composer. Since 2000, he tours Belgium and France with his band Animus Anima playing psychedelic contemporary jazz. He also gives workshops and organizes projects around improvisation.
Sara Meyer studied jazz saxophone when she was in secondary school in Antwerp and later in Leuven at the Lemmens Institute. In 2003, she obtained a ‘master in music’, following various workshops, courses and masterclasses. She teaches saxophone and plays in several bands (‘El Tattoo del Tigre’, ‘Saxkartel’ and ‘Lady Linn and her Magnificent Seven’ among others).
Karel Van Ransbeeck (Theater De Spiegel)
Martin Staes-Polet (Théâtre de la Guimbarde)
and Sara Meyer
inspired by Květa Pacovská’s oeuvre