Rêve d’Herbert at Roppongi Art Night

“The parade of the white balloon people!”

Last weekend at the Roppongi Art Night, I’ve witnessed an amazing dream-like street performance by Compagnie des Quidams. The whole act is called “Rêve d’Herbert“, which means “Herbert’s Dream“.

“The slim, human-like shadow-beings, wander around the streets seeking out light. In the quiet of night, these figures gesture to each other, coming close and moving apart in a dance-like dialog.”

“They also beckon to passersby. Before you know it, you are swept up in their mysterious world.”

“Step by step, they are transformed into voluminous 4m height characters. Deformed and majestuous at the same time, clumsy and ethereal, as come from another planet, their heads light up.”

“Then the enormous silhouettes take us off around a luminous star.”

“To a strange and bewitching music, the characters make a magic rite which make the star rising up in the sky…”

“As a wick at the moon… As in a dream…”

Quotes from:
Roppongi Art Night Website
Herbert’s Dream Website

Special thanks to:
Mika for the special French dinner/snacks prior to this performance.
Raku-chan for his super duper big lens, AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED.

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One Comment

  1. imagine a world this pure and white.. everything would be much better…

    Posted April 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Permalink