Little Nemo in slumberland - Creation 2015

Mobile show
Duration : approximately 1h

Audience capacity : several thousand persons
: THE END OF 2014 !

Photo : Pierre Gentier Angeli


Winsor McCay published « Little Nemo in Slumberland » in the New York Herald Tribune between1905 and 1914.

Every Sundays, its comic strip covered the last page of this newspaper. It was the birth of «comic strip» ! It is unmistakably one of the unequalled classics of the recent history of the comic strip.Far from being a pleasant BD for children, Little Nemo transposes to the universe of the drawing with a subtle humor one of the most striking themes of modern times: the discovery of the unconscious.

In search of the legendary world of dream, Little Nemo explores unknown lands in troubling and increasingly threatening forms where nothing seems that is appears at first glance: the familiar objects become gigantic or tiny, grimacing mythical creatures lie in wait him, houses rise to amount to dizzy heights before collapsing a moment later. In the 20th century, can we always trust to the world as it is? Therefore, the scenography, the control of the perspective, and the complex story board, made of McCay a precursor of the cartoon.

For more than twenty years this dreamlike journey has trotted into my head. Over time and experience, the idea has matured and finally Plasticiens Volants decides to attack Little Nemo’s fortress ! A century after the publication of the last board, « Little Nemo in Slumberland » will revive and travel in your cities.
The inconceivable, the immoderation, the emotion will be, in the corner of every street! We are sure about that!

Marc Mirales


WORKING SHOP : sculpture and painting of the IGUANODON

DRAWINGS of Marc Etiève

Hippo peinture hippo en vol
Iguanodon peinture

Iguanodon sylvester

Little Nemo's bed

Since its bed, Little Nemo travels between the houses which walk (inflatable suits)

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Little Nemo, Flip and the Iguanodon


Download the file "Little Nemo in Slumberland" or PAGE OF THE SHOW

Da Vinci, VOLARE ! - Creation 2015

Leonardo da Vinci so much made us dream, that we decided to fly him!

Fixed show
: 20 to 25 minutes (show can be played several times in the same day)
Audience capacity
: approximately 1.500 spectators

Plasticiens Volants, during its various shows, often integrated wooden structures, in metal... inspired by Leonardo's imaging da Vinci. Prince of the paintings which fade, king of the ideal cities on paper, Leonardo da Vinci discovered new continents by exploring bodies and light. That of the Sky remained in him, unknown! In our new show, Da Vinci engages himself body and soul to his obsession: TO FLY !

Mixing woodworking machinery and flying inflatables, Da Vinci, VOLARE ! is a FIXED performance, from 20 to 25 minutes which can be played several time in the same day...

He dreamed, all his life, to fly above Firenze and to become the celebrate man who amounted to "heaven"!
Thierry Collin & Marc Bureau, Art directors Da Vinci, VOLARE !


The story board

1/ On the highest part of the rock, Léonard dreams he can fly...

2/ From his hand, the man will become a bird...

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3/ He searches, invents. He learns to go back up the currents.

scenario, image 4
4/ To understand the real, Léonard dissects the ugly. The storm is in his head. Caught in the storm of his creations, he fails again on his rock.

scenario, image 5
5/ For Léonard, the perfection is in the sky and its colors,
he deployes his wings.

6/ He flies!

7/ The man is finally next to heavens, and asks himself,
How to paint the air ?

Download the file "Da Vinci, VOLARE" (PDF - 3MO)