The extraordinary life of Princess Claire
You will live a modern musical tale in which Princess Claire transports the young and the old into a new epic.
Music is in her eyes the most beautiful experience and the love of nature reminds her of this every day. Unfortunately all her hopes are dashed as the king and queen forbid her to play an instrument, but low and behold a fairy opens an unexpected path filled with surprises.
Are you ready for a new experience? Let’s go with Princess Claire on her adventures and together, discover rare and spectacular instruments: the serpent, the sackbut, the bagpipes, the alphorn and the crumhorn. Will Princess Claire’s musical dream come true? All ends are possible in a wonderful tale…
Children participate in interactive musical games during the show.
> Possible educational openings
Wonderful tales, ancient and traditional instruments, their origins and ancient music, different European cultures (geography, history, music…).
Play freely with the musical on your computer! There’s a musical game specific to this show.
> Instruments to discover
Serpent (ancestor of the tuba) – crumhorn (ancestor of the oboe) – alphorn (3.70-metre long instrument played by shepherds in the mountains) – sackbut (ancestor of the slide trombone) – bagpipes.
> A memory show of musical heritage
On the strength of my 23 years’ experience with children’s shows, I set up this project because all these instruments have French or European origins and are precursors of our current instruments. I am very proud today to be able to offer this musical discovery because I work for the upkeep, the promotion and support of French culture throughout the world. I am also a brand ambassador for my region : “MOSL”.
> Show technical sheet
Very dark room desired.
1 electrical socket 220 V (French standard), 1 table.
Minimum stage space: 4 m (width) and 3 m (depth).
Ideal stage space: 7 m (width) and 8 m (depth).
Installation time: 1 hour. – Duration of the show: about 45 minutes
Show achievable on the floor or on on-stage configurations
« Etienne SIBILLE is passionate about music, all music and, with a keen sense of pedagogy. He manages to pass on to the young audience this passion that has inhabited him since childhood, striving to show children that the musical palette doesn’t end with piano and violin and that some instruments, whether ancient or traditional, deserve to be known… »
Champagne Liberation (February 2002)
This is « Teaser La fabuleuse histoire de la princesse Claire » by Etienne Sibille on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them
Nationally successful show ranging from France’s smallest country villages to the biggest cities (Paris, Marseille, Monaco…), festivals such as “Jazz à Montonvillers”, “Violon sur le sable”, “Violon dans la ville”, “Musiques en Vercors”, “Anes art’gone”, “Nancy Jazz Pulsations”, “the Avignon Festival 2018”, “the Mandapa Theatre” (Paris 13th quarter).
And also international: London, Dublin, Den Haag, Vilnius, Luxembourg, Freiburg, Munich, Vienna (Austria), Geneva, Zurich, Turin, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Valladolid, Porto, Tangier, Rabat, Fès, Meknès, Casablanca, El Jadida, Marrakech and Abidjan.