BaKÉLITE

BAKÉLITE: an object theatre company

Bakélite first saw the light of day in 2005 in Rennes. Artistic director Olivier Rannou specialises in creating memorable shows for family audiences, combining the atrociously comic with the straight-up crazy.

Theirs is an art of meticulous detail and exacting precision, combining wild imagination with practical ingenuity. Playing with symbols and the evocative force of ordinary objects, Compagnie Bakélite is capable of conjuring up an army with three figurines, folding whole cities into a suitcase, and turning a piggy bank into a real financial institution.

Bakélite’s calling card is the precision with which their performances are structured and assembled, with a rigorous shot-by-shot approach to dramatic presentation inspired by cinema... all the better to subvert those visual codes in shows such as L’Affaire Poucet, Stick-Up, The Galley, The Caravan of Horror, Invaders and Hostile.

Compagnie Bakélite is also the fruit of three artists working in partnership: Aurélien Georgeault- Loch, Alan Floc’h and Guillaume Alexandre. All three write and develop their own artistic projects, directed for the stage by Olivier Rannou and produced by Charlène Faroldi.

In parallel to the company’s work creating and performing original shows, Bakélite is the driving force behind the ‘Panique au Parc’ collective, flying the flag for object theatre at the international festival in Charleville-Mézières.

The company is now based at the Jungle, a space for artistic residencies and development located in Le Rheu, of which Bakélite is one of the founding members.

 

THE BAKÉLITE TEAM 

OLIVIER RANNOU
artistic leader — actor, director, puppeteer, scenographer

ALAN FLOC'H
actor, puppeteer, stage manager

CHARLÈNE FAROLDI
head of administration, production and distribution

 

LOUISE GÉRARD
production assistant

AURÉLIEN GEORGEAULT-LOCH
actor, director, puppeteer

GUILLAUME ALEXANDRE
author, actor, puppeteer

ELSA ANDRÉ
production

SANDRINE HERNANDEZ
head of communication

 

THEY COLLABORATE WITH US 

Marjorie Blériot • Fabien Bossard • Greg Bouchet • Marie Bout • Romain Coquelin • François Debas • Mathieu Dochtermann • Gaëtan Emeraud • Stéfany Gicquiaud • Mathias Hérard • Leslie Evrard • Marine Iger • Isabelle Legros • Robin Lescouet • Emma Lloyd • Alexandre Musset • Morien Nolot • Émilie Rougier • Juan Pino • Ewen Toulliou • Hectores office with Lorinne Florange & Grégoire Le Divelec • l’Agence Sensible with Marion Poupineau et Emmanuel Pellequer • the Zarmine collective with Marine Blanken, Audrey Losque-Robert & Emilie Respriget • RoiZIZO théâtre with Julien Galardon & Gildwen Peronno

 

THEY WORKED WITH US 

Denis Athimon from Bob Théâtre et Christelle Hunot from Lillico • Jean-Luc Briand • Christian Carrignon • Sandra Colautti • Erwan Coutant • Agnès Dupoirier • Justine Gallan • Gaëlle Héraut • Arnaud Ladagnous • Christine Leberre • Justine Le Joncourt • David Margueritte • Julien Mellano • Pascal Pellan • Manon Riquier • Katia Rodriguez • Flavie Rebours…

 

THE BAK'S OFFICE

› Isabela Balog (president)
› Frédéric Aubry (treasurer)
› Émeline Macé (board of directors)
› Marine Laffay (board of directors)