LA PENDUE, theatre company, puppets and sensitive metaphors, was first created in 2003 in Grenoble FRANCE, by Estelle Charlier and Romuald Collinet, two ex-students of the Charleville- Mézières’ “Ecole Superieure Nationale des Arts et de la Marionnette (year 1999-20020)
Being managed by the “Théatre de l’homme ridicule” Association, it has built its workshop, athanor and rehearsal room on the Grenoble heights. From this great altitude the company declared its main focus from where to start exploring.
One traditional focus centred on the hand puppet with which puppeteers reclaim the 400 years old character of Punch for an explosive performance of Poli Dégaine
One contemporary focus used a lot of different techniques (string puppets, carried puppets, shadow puppets and others not yet defined) for the performance TRIA FATA which was screened as a big poetic escape, like LA MANÉKINE, a psychedelic caricature of a medieval tale.
Both focuses were created from the desire to distinguish the original human being using his double.
From touring all over the world, the company created prestigious collaborations. These included :
-Ilka Schonbein,with whom Romuald Collinet was the artistic adviser on “la vieille et la bête”.
-Leo Carax, with whom Estelle Charlier and Romuald Collinet created the character of ANNETTE : face, growth and magic, for the film of the same name.