In a former candied fruit factory, in Apt in the Vaucluse (FRANCE), the Vélo Théâtre is a beautiful place where theater, dance, music, plastic arts, intersect.
Certified Regional Pole of Cultural Development, and publily funded as Theater of Objects since 2017, head of the network of the departmental Pole of artistic creation in the Apt area, Le Vélo Théâtre is supported by ONDA to receive artists or fund artist residencies. It is also the head office of the company, created in Angers in 1981.
Its founders, Charlot Lemoine and Tania Castaing have moved on with adventure in Apt and on their tours, "offering its silent imagination to a cosmopolitan audience". This is where the poet and publisher Jean de Breyne initiated in 2005 a cycle of evenings entitled Les Cris poétiques: on two Fridays nights every year, once in spring and once to autumn, poets (two each night) come to read, deliver or perform their texts.
Since 2017, Alt(r)a Voce has joined forces with the Cris Poétiques and Florence Pazzottu organises and hosts the evenings in collaboration with the Vélo Théâtre team.
The evening of Les Cris poétiques is not only the reception of two poets and an audience, it is also, each time, an original scenography of the place and the possibility offered to the poets and the public to experiment with new forms through a variety of equipment (sound, light, video projection, etc.) and an invaluable support in the control room.