Olivier Panhuys est un homme de spectacle. Il observe depuis des annees les acteurs de Theatre, les chanteurs lyriques, les danseurs de music-hall et meme durant pres de 10 ans, les ecuyers du Cadre Noir de Saumur.
Cette observation attentive, bienveillante, permet a la representation de se derouler sans incident, ce qui n’est pas si naturel, mais surtout favorise un climat qui engage les artistes a donner le meilleur d’eux-memes.
C’est que cet observateur est exigeant et son œil ne laisse rien passer. A mesure que les experiences s’entrecroisent, la confiance s’est installee entre lui et les artistes. Il sait intimement que la magie est fragile et que seul un rapport franc avec le reel permet son eclosion.
Curieux, il s’interesse a l’Histoire et ses etudes classiques l’ont quelque peu renseigne sur l’origine de notre culture. Mais il sait, le moment venu, s’amuser avec les objets technologiques de notre temps et voir en eux l‘aboutissement de la chaine de tous les gestes de l’homme.
Aimant la tradition aussi bien que l’innovation, c’est avec gourmandise qu’il choisit tous les ingredients du spectacle. Son besoin insatiable de savoir « comment c’est fait » prouve qu’une certaine enfance, celle des questions incessantes, ne l’a pas quitte.
Pour notre plaisir, ce qu’il souhaite, c’est faire oublier ce qu’il sait, a l’image des grands artisans.
Ancien Secretaire General de la Comedie Francaise.
Vice President de la Commission d’aide a la Creation.
I recently published on Linkedin this nice picture of works I have made on Day Spa in Bangkok.
It received this comment from Khun Grist Skaoratanayothin:
“Even this work was smaller when compare to other in your portfolio hereof, you still recognized that I appreciated. Olivier, may I say, your works are not only one of or either part of … art, engineering, architect, imaginer, designer, technology but all of it. You are the keen-skilled man, knowing, doing and understanding the art to achieve and balance across all objective, obstruction & constrain. You say “fusion”, I feel it has propensity to the out-come work rather than your work itself. When people see your finished work here in day spa Bangkok, they might not know all process story, or they might think that they can do better even though they were not in that point of difficult constrained position in which you had done it among that situation. I like your starting words of Imagineering , Architainment & cabalistic. It reflect to real man like you are. “
Howard Devoto remains essential to me. His poetry like honey in acid music of Magazine keep aside my way almost everyday. Some who know me have always been surprized by this, this priviledge of Artists to find a way to your heart and mind,
It has been a couple of months I started revamping my Blog/Website. Adding last week video telling the story of “Panhuys” it completes a journey back in the past, back in my past.
I will not touch it anymore and concentrate now on edition of my personal newsletter where I will share what people share on Facebook. I don’t like Facebook.
Navigation is quite simple, menu bar is very minimal.
On top of usual menus like “about” or “contacts” archives are displayed in 3 main boxes:
“My way” offers a visit of Time lapse of pictures of me since a newborn baby, a video documentary about my ancient heritage, “Panhuys” and a gallery that took years to patiently collect about fine paintings of my Great Grand Father, “Ernest Blanc-Garin”
“Archives” is about main experiences in my career since I stepped on stage wooden floors in 1980.
“Portfolio” displays my most recent experiences, this one will receive updates on a regular base.
This completes an effort to compile and offer what could be seen as attempt to offer some hints to understand complexity of my personality. There is no arrogance in this, any experience in life is made out of bitter and sweet. I hope you will enjoy it.
I knew Charlotte a child, blessed daughter of father and mother disurptive artists.Sheis a great actress,fragile as crystal glass on edge of the counter. Her Expression is the one of my Generation making me feel this kind of intimacy with my own contradictions.
I remember as a kid, having been amazed by Comic books of Buck Danny, as WWII and post war american pilot. Malaysian Tigers was one of my favourite, feeling Jungle not as hostile environment but at very contrary bringing peace in heart. Living now in sands of Arabian Desert, this feeling is now part of memories and “adventures” I experienced there crossing from Kuala Terenganu on shores of South China Sea to Alor Setar t the edge of the Malacca Strait through mountains and tropical showers. there I left friends and intimacy my wild nature. With help of God I will head up there again soon.
Saudi Arabia is preparing to break a Guinness world record by launching 900,000 fireworks simultaneously from 58 platforms in 13 provinces to mark the 88th Saudi National Day on Sept. 23, according to reports in local newspapers.
The fireworks will form the green background of the Saudi flag, in front of which 300 drones will create a laser image of its white horizontal sword and the Shahada (the Muslim profession of faith). This will break another Guinness world record in forming the largest flag in the world.
To celebrate the National Day, government bodies and authorities have joined forces to develop a comprehensive festive program, including activities and events to be held in all Saudi cities, provinces and regions.
They include Cirque du Soleil and the National Entertainment Day carnival in Riyadh, the Sky of Dreams show in Jeddah, the Light Garden event in Dammam, aerobatics and pyrotechnics shows in Khobar, the From Us to the Nation event in Tabouk, the release of hot-air balloons in Al-Ahsa, and many others.