Just Camille

Histoire de Camille is the name given to a painted panel that can be seen on the first floor of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours: it is the front part of a wedding chest, was painted around 1460-1470 in Florence, and is one of the few MNR (Musées Nationaux Récupération) works that the Tours museum houses. Between historical study and choreographic play, Juste Camille presents four painted scenes from a 15th-century Italian wedding trunk: between flight and wild childhood, amazon figure and epic battle, imaginary worlds and dances - including cardboard horses, a musical saw and a violin - travel with a zest of Boccaccio and Virgil.

Just Camille # 1 premiered in June 2018 at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours - directed by Thomas Lebrun, as part of the Atelier chorégraphique.

Just Camille # 2 is created for and by student artists at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette (Charleville-Mézières) in spring 2024.

Cover photo: ©Hervé Dapremont for Institut International de la Marionnette / ESNAM