Movie-concert based on the cinematographic works of Georges Méliès – first produced in 2013

Right in the Eye

If fanciful mental constructs and abstract concepts were to become personified, it would be no surprise if they took the form of Georges Méliès. Considered the inventor of cinema by the Lumière brothers, Méliès is someone best-defined by superlatives.

Through 12 films, Jean-François Alcoléa offers a very unique and modern rendition of the poetic and playful universe of George Méliès by aptly serving both its images and its narrative. He draws its inspiration from the fictional fantasy worlds of such featurettes as “Le voyage à travers l’impossible” (The Impossible Voyage), or the burlesque universe of shorts such as “L’équilibre impossible” (An Impossible Balancing Feat).

After a successful run of 400 performances, our movie-concert is available to tour abroad.

Right in the Eye has toured :
France / Belgium / Luxembourg / Morocco / Romania / Canada / USA

They talk about us

« Thank you for giving us a wonderful and unique evening by listening to your wonderful and refreshing music at the Coral Gables Art Cinema during the screening of Georges Méliès’ films. What a talent you and your musicians have that has brought me a lot of pleasure and new sensations! Thank you very much »

« It was a great pleasure to meet you in Coral Gables, FL, in addition to the wonderful evening provided by the movie concert of “Right in the Eye.”  It was a unique, memorable and magical performance experience. »

“ Eclectic French trio breathes new musical life into Georges Méliès'films “ — Edmonton Journal

“The unique instrumentation mirrors Melies’s films.” — The Sheaf

“Alcolea does a fantastic job of establishing the mood of each short, complimenting each using these different styles and musical modes. ”  — Technique

“A crystallization of how cinema and music evoke wonder in those who give it a chance. ”  — Technique

Show for All Audience as of age 5

Duo :
Concept, musical compositions and sound works, keyboard, piano sound board : Jean François Alcoléa
Percussions, guitar : Fabrice Favriou or Hervé Joubert

Trio :
Concept, musical compositions and sound works, keyboard, piano sound board: Jean François Alcoléa
Percussions, guitar : Fabrice Favriou or Hervé Joubert
Sound, percussions, objects : Guillaume Habrias
Light manager & video : Noémie Mancia or Eric Seldubuisson

Length : 
All Audiences shows : 1h15
Young Audiences shows : 55 minutes
Very Young Aundiences shows : 30 minutes

Three possible performances on the same day
Modulable scenic design
Outdoor possible representation
Possible projection on facade or other support

Movie-concert production assistants : Claire Bergerault, Alain-Bernard Billy, Guillaume Habrias, Laurent Meunier and Régis Roudier
Stage management : François Moinard

Young Public

Movie-Concert + Cultural Mediation

1:00 hr. PRIOR TO CLASSES

  • Discovery of optical toys
  • Discovery of the early days of cinema, animation, and special effects
  • Discovery of the movie-concert’s instrumentation
  • Discovery of the role between sound, music and images on screen

Booking Agents USA/Canada

Alexandra Kotis: 786-281-9415 - akotis@activatingspaces.com
Erika Moore: 323-334-5377 - info@erikaRmoore.com

Production & tour manager

Elodie Lebrun: + 33 6 17 77 39 31 – production@alcolea-cie.net
+ 33 6 30 91 46 09 - contact@alcolea-cie.net