They move forward in the shadows, long white silhouettes, on stilts, draped in cloths, which seem to be waiting for who knows what appointment.

Appearing at the bend of a tree, at the corner of a street, provided with the only language of silences and slow gestures; they begin strange conciliabulations, approach, move away and finally invite us to follow them...

Little by little the five characters metamorphose into voluminous figures of 4m high. Deformed and majestic at the same time, clumsy and aerial, as if coming from another planet, their heads become luminous.

Then the mastodon figures lead us around a luminous star.
On a strange and bewitching music, the five characters carry out a magic ritual which will allow the star to rise in the sky...

Like a wink to the moon. Like in a dream!

Wandering version + final with 5 characters + the Moon
(basic version)


Herbert's dream

Show for all audiences, mainly nocturnal, ambulatory and/or fixed, flexible and adaptable to any event.

The classic flow of the show is as follows:
- Silent parade (25′-30'): draped characters, then inflated and luminous characters
- Musical finale around the star (20′-25')

This process is completely adaptable to any event.

Possibilities of adaptation of the show:
- in wandering + fixed final with 5 characters + the Moon (basic version) up to 15 characters + 3 Moons.
- in strolling only (without music) day or night from 2 to 15 characters.

Public capacity: up to 5000 people depending on the version.

Number of artists on tour: from 2 to 20 people depending on the version, 6 for the basic version

The figures are 2.5m high before inflation, and 4m high and 2m wide after inflation. They inflate with air and are self-lighting.

The Moon is a 3m diameter balloon inflated with helium, and powered by electric current, which rises to 15m high.

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Live version with Sueño en la Fábrica

It is possible to offer the show in a version with live music played by Sueño en la Fábrica, who composed the music for "Herbert's Dream".

Creative team

Authors Jean-Baptiste Duperray & Nikola Martin

Director Jean-Baptiste Duperray & Nikola Martin

Musical creation Sueño en la Fábrica

Production Compagnie des Quidams & Inko'Nito

To facilitate our working time and to provide us with rooms, a big thank you to

logo Bresse Vallons

Since 1997...

Herbert's dreamPhotos: Giovanni Galardini

More than 1500 performances in 40 countries since 1997.

May 2019 - White parade, Bourg-en-Bresse (01)
February 2019 -
Carnival of Kourou, Kourou (Guyana)
October 2018 - Tai Kwun(Hong Kong)
May 2018 - Biennale tous créateurs with 2000 amateurs, Voiron (38)
July 2017 - Setouchi Summer Night Festival, Takamatsu (Japan)
January 2016 - Slava's SnowShow, Moscow (Russia)
September 2015 - 150 years BASF, Ludwigshafen (Germany)
October 2014 - Zacatecas Festival, Zacatecas (Mexico)
July 2014 - Deventer on Stilts, Deventer (Netherlands)
December 2013 - Fête des Lumières, Lyon (69)
July 2013 - Le Grand Voyage, Dunkerque (59)
May 2013 - B-FIT in the Street, Bucharest (Romania)
January 2013 - Kosice capital of European culture 2013, Kosice (Slovakia)
July 2012 - FEIQ, Quebec and Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal (Quebec)
May 2012 - Leu Tempo Festival, Saint-Leu (Reunion Island)
February 2012 -
Barents Spektakel Festival, Kirkenes (Norway)
December 2011 - New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival, Hong Kong
September 2011 - Bestival, Isle of Wight (United Kingdom)
june 2011 - Opening of Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj (Romania)
july 2010 - Festival Les Zaccros de ma Rue, Nevers (58)
march 2010 - Roppongi Art Night, Tokyo (Japan)
April 2007 - Womad Festival, New Plymouth (New Zealand)
March 2007 - Womad Festival, Adelaide, Melbourne (Australia)
December 2004 - Hogmanay, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
2002 - Expo 02, Morat (Switzerland)
September 2000 - Fira Tarrega, Tarrega (Spain)
June 2000 - European Football Cup, Brussels (Belgium)
October 1999 - Festival du Vent, Calvi (20)
march 1999 - Perth International Arts Festival, Perth (Australia)
July 1998 - IN Chalon dans la Rue, Chalon sur Saône (71)
july 1998 -
Football World Cup, Paris (75)


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