Bells and Spells

by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin

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With Aurelia Thierrée
and Jaime Martinez

Bells and Spells follows Aurelia Thierrée’s peculiar journey as an incurable kleptomaniac who is at the mercy of the objects that she steals. Using ethereal imagery, unpredictable props and enchanting dance, this performance blends the wonderful with the strange.

Improbable mechanisms, strange encounters, crazy music boxes and a thousand other surprises in a continuous and unpredictable play. Aurélia opens the doors of her imagination, veined with restlessness and poetry.
Dancer Jaime Martinez finds himself manipulated and influenced by the objects he steals.  A coat hanger starts to walk. Seats and a table slide, while a wall opens up to give rise to a pair of dancers. All sorts of mirages make you smile and dream.

In Bells and Spells, neither logic nor reason nor seriousness has a voice. Aurélia Thierrée and Jaime Martinez guide us to lands of freedom that combine surreal humor and a sense of magic.

Important information

Age guidance: 10+

Duration: c. 1 hour 10 minutes with no interval

Bells and Spells Trailer

Pinch yourself: Aurélia Thierrée perfects the art of the steal on stage

Chris Wiegand on Bells and Spells

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Under 26: £7.50

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Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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17 May

07:30 pm


Change Performing Arts Milano
Théâtre Les Célestins Lyon France
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Image credits: Masthead image © Lucie Jansch

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