Draped in black, floor-length robes, musicians glide across the room like beings from another world, bizarrely sounding wind instruments glow in the light of their flaming hats. Amidst the astounded and speechless audience, they play timeless and magnificent compositions by Philip Glass, Francis Poulenc or Michael Nyman, whilst they perform a surreal and seemingly weightless ballet. Sound and movement become one. The music floats throughout the audience, drifting apart, and then reuniting. And if you close your eyes, it swirls around again in your head like live surround-sound. However, you must open your eyes again so you don’t miss a single moment of this sensational spectacle!
When red and white figures glide through the streets of the city, dragging behind them thick plumes of mist, you may think you’re dreaming. But when these figures play jovial music on their bizarrely sounding instruments and a throng of people follow them just as the children followed the Pied Piper of Hamelin, then it is very likely that you are witnessing the sensational new production from the French company of artists, Fanfare Le S.N.O.B.