Décalages is a Franco-Czech theatrical ensemble based in Prague, founded by Seiline Vallée and Salvi Salvatore in 2007.
The two artists met in the Czech theatrical company Divadlo Continuo, of which they were an integral part for several years. Their most striking auctorial project with that ensemble was a production of The Flow of Time, very popular with audiences and newspapers.
In their professional lives, both of them have encountered many different expressive resources.
They have worked with the principle and elements of the new circus and of physical, street, puppet and classical theatre and with many other forms.
The ensemble attempts to create performances based on real life from concrete, intense situations.
The result of the theatrical transposition is a poetic, visual language combining aerial acrobatics, music, dance, theatre design and drama.
In the work of the ensemble, which performs in various European countries where it encounters other artists, a very significant role is played by the blending of genres and cultures. These encounters always take place on theatrical, acrobatic and human levels...
Décalages has realized five auctorial performances: Posedlost (direction Irina Andreeva), TaBALADA (direction Zoja Mikotová), Bez Země (direction Véronic Joly), Na Větvi! (direction Pierre Nadaud) and Velvet Blues (direction Décalages)
DÉCALAGE(S) n.m. 1. A shift in space or time; the deviation resulting from it.
2. Absence of agreement.
DÉCALÉ, E adj. Said of someone or something that is not entirely in accordance with reality or with a given context.
(From the dictionary Le petit Larousse 2000)