Congocean Slam - Production March 2022

Discover the new Cross Opera, Congocean created by The Concert impromptu, slameurs of Styl’Oblique and jazzman and composer Julien Roux.


Pop into an unconventional fantasy world for young and old, where five musician characters play on a mobile set, interacting with real-time drawings done by digital designer Sophie Toussaint.



5 Cross Operas for all age and audiences, 40 – 90 min long, intimate or explosive, inventive and ccoperative, from slam poetry to cartoons… Liberate your mind, we’ll plan the next one together WITH YOU !

CROSS-OPERAS are original stage creations, that explode with energy and imagery. The musicians flout frontiers and thwart the impossible : playing by heart and on the move, they cross over into other disciplines, interweaving slam, comic book stories and ancient myths. Here, the musicians forget their good manners and recover their own voices, their musical freedom and sense of improvisation.



“It was a name, not on the tip of my tongue, but at the tip of my whole body and the silence of my body was all that could bring it into being, acting, in warmth. I write not out of desire, out of habit, out of will, as my craft. I wrote as a survival tactic. I wrote because it was the only way to speak while remaining silent”

Pascal Quignard.





55min- 2017 Production by Violaine Dufès and Jean-Michel Bossini – FAMILIAL AUDIENCE

A Graphic Novel on Stage


“Better to pump even if nothing happens than to risk something worse happening by not pumping.” “When you don’t know where you are going, you have to get there… as fast as possible!” Les Shadoks, a quirky French cartoon series by Jacques Rouxel


March 2022 Production by Julien Roux – FAMILIAL AUDIENCE

Le Concert impromptu, the Slam poets of Styl’Oblique and the jazz musician and composer Julien Roux have all come together in residence at the Institut Français of Pointe Noire, Congo, to create Congocean Slam. This program is based on the epic story of the Congoo-Ocean Railwa, a monstrous inhumane construction project. In it, Violaine, the impromptu musician and dance, meets Auguste, a deep voice slam poet, and they played out a « slammed » classical tragedy, with ray and shattering expression.



“10-year-old twins Pascale and Pascaline blithely let rip while their parents are away. They do as they please, until their Conscience seeks to reason with them, beforegivingup. ButFatedecidestochangethecourseofeventsbydepriving them of the senses that made life so cool: Pascaline loses her sense of taste andsmell,andPascalisblinded,livinginrelentlessdark! Luckilythetwokidsdohave a precious ally, their Sixth Sense: intuitive and sensitive, it convinces them that they will be able to regain their senses using intelligence and common sense!” Argument from a booklet by Jean-Louis Derenne.


45min- Production by Violaine Dufès and Jean-Michel Bossini– YOUNG AUDIENCE

A paper bird is born before our eyes and flies away to question his own existence in the world. The young composer Raphaèle Biston creates a virtuoso and rhythmic score inspired by crumpled paper and leitmotivs borrowed from the birdsong – the heroes of the story. The musicians of Le Concert Impromptu accompany the latter in a maelstrom of paper and light.


2022/2023 Production – Violaine Dufès – JEUNE PUBLIC

Misunderstood, the grass surfer leaves a shimmering trail behind. But its apparent sluggishness is a trap. Had we only just turned away from it, a hundred appear: brown, red and tabby. The slug bites us with its slender grace and its ferocity upon the salad and peers. For an electronic and wind quintet, Manon Lepauvre’s creation amplifie or accelerate the tempo whereas Eve Guastella animation plays hide-and-seek with the slug-musicians and gardeners. 

Discover our 6 cross opéras®21>22>23, watch our teaser trailers or go one step further and call us on 01 45 21 04 47 or visit our page to book a show.

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