For over 25 years Claude Moreau has been creating, directing
and producing “Grands
Spectacles”, theatrical productions and corporate promotions together
with artistic and cultural events.
His “Grands Spectacles” simultaneously employ theatre, choreography, cinema, giant images, live and recorded music, creative lighting and special effects in the art of true dramaturgy.
Most of his productions have been adapted for television, also under his direction.
When possible he likes to work with ‘les forces vives’ or living forces, meaning a combination of professionals and amateurs (local people who donate their services for the pleasure of being involved). It is not unusual to have animals such as horses and dogs included in the animation of a scene.
Venues have ranged from the Champs Elysees and Place de la Bastille in Paris to large entertainment spaces such as Bercy and Le Zenith, also in Paris and historic sites such as Cordes in the French ‘midi’, where the silhouette of the medieval city against the night sky was included to form an essential element of the spectacle.
The emotion of the audience is the single thing most shared during the performance.
The worried smile from an actor about to go on stage, the anxiety of the lighting technician regulating the last projection or even the erratic whims of the wind rattling the support theatre does not spare the heart.
Oh really, is that all ?
Joy is always the mesure of foreboding. It sometimes happens that in the middle of the applause, within the communion of emotion between hundred or thousands people, the proud word of the creation suddenly looses their grand airs and modestly come to rest on a look gleaned from the crowd, wonderstruck and liquid, which will always be for me, the most beautiful aknowledgement »