FAKKEL THEATER - ANTWERPEN
3 pm - 8.30 pm
A look at over 50 years of passion and fascination for marionettes and puppets.
Marc Fraylich, since a young age, has made his life around this complex and rich Art, constantly in movement and especially exceeding all the limits of imagination.
Having had the chance to cross the path of many Masters in the discipline, Marc has not stopped discovering the many facets of this wonderful job.
Very young and thanks to a father at the same time in the cinema and lover of jazz and musicals, Marc quickly found his way by decorating his spectacles of music and songs.
Wanting at the time already to differentiate from his Master, Franz Jagenau (Théâtre du Péruchet) he met in 1969 and with whom he collaborated until 1996, Marc was able to impose a style that allowed him very young to go on stages in Belgium, but also abroad
Through his various professional encounters, travels and the thirst for discovery,
Marc threw himself body and soul into the creation of more
and more sophisticated musical paintings.
Dualities between the marionette and his manipulator,
tributes to big Stars of the Show Business,
creation of look-alikes, it is mainly in the events,
of which Marc is one of the pioneers in Belgium,
that the creativity was at its height.
Constantly questioning himself, adapting each show to the grievances of customers
and the public, specializing in the ephemeral and especially having an infinite freedom
of creation in an art outside the box, that's what motivates Marc again and again.
With Marie-France, with whom he has shared his life for more than 35 years,
he has found a perfect balance and especially a complementarity out of the ordinary
in the city as on the scene.
Together, they designed and created dozens of marionettes that they staged
to the delight of young and old.
Nothing stops them, totally invested and passionate,
they continue to create Dream and share it with an audience always to go.
This show tells the story of anecdotes and surprises.
Having mainly given their shows and marionettes concepts in the middle of the event,
it is with pleasure that Marc and Marie-France Fraylich will finally
open their trunks and share their universe with the general public.
Nearly 120 marionettes created from scratch in their workshop will evolve
in an incredible pace for 90 minutes and you discover a "mini world"
that will put glitter in your eyes.
Show business in another dimension told and illustrated, a unique experience!
"Music", "All that Jazz", "Operatissimo", "Rock & Strings", "That's Broadway",
"The Michael Jackson Story" are among the evocations addressed by the Fraylich family.
HITS SHOWTIME ! was created and edited for the first time
at the Brussels Theater Festival "Bruxellons" in 2018
and was designated "Coup de Coeur" by the public and the organizers.