This show transforms the facades of buildings in a fantastic world of sound, images and light, is titled " The Spirit of Resistance ." It offers a dive into the great history of France , through the spirit of resistance of Beziers inhabitants : the crusade against the Cathars, Pierre-Paul Riquet ( inventor of the Canal du Midi ) , Casimir Peret, Marcelin Albert and the Revolt of winegrowers and Jean Moulin ... The scenario tells of a child- playing- frees fireflies . These bright and magical creatures will fly and trigger a narrative device , with original music performed by Group OC and the National Orchestra of Budapest. This show , which appeals to dream uses know-how at the cutting edge of technology, such as mapping and design - motion.
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SHOW «The Spirit of Resistance»30 mn A show created by Christian Salès, a production from Ville de Béziers, summer 2015
Performing structure of "The Spirit of Resistance"
Introduction 1209 : Beziers inhabitants refused to deliver the Cathars facing the Crusaders Seventeenth century : Pierre-Paul Riquet resisted facing adversity and facing the critics. 1851 : Casimir Péret resisted in front of the Coup d'état 1907 : Revolt of the winegrowers for a natural wine and mutiny of the army in peacetime 39-45 : Jean Moulin, the hero of the French Resistance , was born in Béziers Final
+ 5 THEMATIC DOCUMENTARIESin 6 languages
> Béziers, in history13 mn Old Bridge, Saint-Aphrodise, Lou Camel, 22 july of 1209, La Madeleine 's Church, Saint-Nazaire 's Cathedral, Cloister and Gardens of the Bishops, The 9 locks of Fonsérannes, Pierre-Paul Riquet, Nineteen century Architecture, Revolt of the winegrowers in 1907, Garden of the Poets, Old Cemetery, Jean Moulin.
> Cathars, The Crusade25 mn Animated movie inspired by real thirteenth century illustrations (La Canso)
> Canal du Midi5 mn A cruise from Toulouse to Béziers
> The Revolt of winegrowers10 mn Historic documentary including unpublished documents
> Vintage photographies 4 mn Béziers in the old days : les Allées, The Arenas...
12 pages booklet, the full texts of the show are included