Performance of dance, theatre and music for young audiences (from 8 years old)
A PPS Danse production in collaboration with Place des Arts
A very old man, a very old woman and some chairs, lots of chairs! This astonishing version of Eugène Ionesco’s play The Chairs has been staged and choreographed by Pierre-Paul Savoie, based on an adaptation by Lise Vaillancourt. Pierre-Paul Savoie continues to develop his artistic vision with this singular combination of dance and theatre that inhabits a world somewhere between dream and reality. The Chairs is a tragic one-act farce, a major work by Eugène Ionesco. The Chairs maintains all the strength of its Theatre of the Absurd premises, but in a form and language that are accessible to children, from 8 to 88 years old !
Adaptation of the work and playwright: Lise Vaillancourt
Choreography and staging: Pierre-Paul Savoie
Collaboration on choreography: David Rancourt
Dancers: Sylvain Lafortune, Heather Mah and David Rancourt
Music: Benoît Coté
Sound conception: Thierry Gauthier et Benoît Côté
Stage design and lighting: Jocelyn Proulx
Costumes: Linda Brunelle
Make-up: Florence Cornet
Accessories: Rachel Tremblay et Ève Turcotte
This work has received support from the Libres comme l’art program of the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) as well as from the Ministère de l’Éducation du Sport et du Loisir (MÉSL) and its Une école montréalaise pour tous program. It has also benefited from the collaboration of the Frontenac, Mercier and Côte-des-Neiges cultural centres, the Désilets room at Collège Marie-Victorin and TOHU. PPS Danse receives grants from the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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