Following successful runs and 500 performances in Europe and in North America, the French artist and composer Jean-François Alcoléa continues its epic journey all over the world. He presents, to new audiences, his live movie-concert Right in the eye based on the films of Georges Méliès, the father of cinema, fictional movies and special effects. Through 12 timeless silent films, his multimedia show offers a very unique and modern rendition of the poetic and playful universes of George Méliès.
Right in the eye presents a special orchestration, performed by 3 live musicians, with a multitude of instruments, many of which are rare or totally original. Together with the image, the musicians bring a new life to these cinematographic gems. This show is both on stage and on screen, with an inventiveness that echoes Méliès’ creativity. Right in the Eye is a show that reimagines the early years of cinema and takes its audiences on an emotional journey of discoveries. It is enjoyed by adults and children alike.
“Alcoléa himself is an excellent 21st century voice to promote the burlesque worlds of Méliès’ characters: he’s a joy to watch and his devotion to creating original, unexpected sounds is contagious.” — The Fountain
“These cinematographic gems are a great success judging by the way children burst out laughing when they were not enthralled by the spectacular effects.” – La Nouvelle République “This show rises to the challenge of reflecting the wondrous singularity that so appropriately describes the films produced by Méliès. It is at once inventive, elegant, and moving… right to the core“. – Chronique – Festival Avignon