Les Pêcheurs de Perles (La Fête)

In 2014, during his three months’ residency in Paris, supported by the Embassy of France and the Institut Français, Jitti Chompee was inspired by Picasso’s Cubist paintings and works to develop new choreographic and scenographic approaches in a different perspective.

Continuing his work to blend both eastern and western artistic expressions, he brings us to a free and cross-cultural interpretation of The Pearl Fishers (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), based on the famous opera by Georges Bizet. Jitti Chompee provides an alternative voice to international standards, both aesthetically and socially.

Jitti Chompee is a choreographer who dares to invest surprising performance venues for his productions. But isn’t the essence of arts to shake up our habits, our ideas? Arts have to bring us to unknown and unexplored places, which can trouble us sometimes, but are, most often, a marvel!

Artists Yannick Badier, Yannis Francois, Pattarasuda Anuman Rajadhon, Juan Carlos Toledo and Klittin Kiatmetha 
Pianist and music adviser Jean-Paul Pruna 
Photographer Juan Carlos Toledo
Music George Bizet

Photos by Cedric Arnold (realfeatures.com)