La Forêt Ébouriffée
Presented by:Alliance Française Ottawa
In La Forêt Ébouriffée, a dance show, Racine is a little boy like no other, whose forest has grown on his head, but no one has noticed. Fleeing his worrying grandmother and his mocking friends, he runs to take refuge there. It is then the beginning of a frantic race, causing an extraordinary series of metamorphoses. Helped in his adventures by his faithful friend Meï, he will gradually grow up and learn to overcome his fears to better meet himself and others.
Through this initiatory journey, the choreographers depict with grace and gentleness the world of childhood, the difficulty and pleasure of growing up. A place of withdrawal and abandonment, of danger and wonder, the forest has nourished the imagination since the dawn of time. It becomes for Racine an ambivalent place that he will have to discover and tame to better grow up and know himself.
The choreographers’ universe is intertwined with the singular imagination of Mélusine Thiry, author, illustrator and video artist. The scenographic device and the videos, allow a poetic journey between virtual images and moving bodies, for an immersion of the spectator in a sensitive and singular world.