Created in 1992

For all audiences from 10 months old

About the show


It is an invitation to travel, to drift from one island to another, a haven of passage from which one must leave sooner or later…

“Archipel” was created during a long crossing in the symbolic constellations evoked in the work of Michel Tournier and in particular in Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique. During this trip, the pilot with his baggage of images decides to establish a direct relationship, rich in emotions, with his young passengers. The voice was privileged over the spoken word; the body and its expression over language. He listens to their reactions. Their moods and the vagaries of the weather often change the planned itineraries.

Each stage is an opportunity to exchange memories and experiences. So many sound and visual traces that become a common heritage for the pilot and the small community that accompanies him, ready to embark on the next adventure… according to their desires. From one island to another, these traces, associating with each other, end up composing the overall rhythm of the composition.

“Archipel” is a mobile work, changing in form, duration and interpretation. This journey into the imagination is dedicated to early childhood.

It all starts with the skin and the tip of the lips. A caress, the voice envelops the white roundness of the child. A boat carries him along with the sounds…

Swinging, pushing, turning, amplifying or rubbing, each movement is the story of a discovery and the echo of an emotion. Carrying a musicality, its amplitude and softness nuance the vocal games.

Before speech, sounds, gestures and forms merge with each other. They create a rhythm, a listening where the actor and the children meet.

Conception and performance : Laurent Dupont

Coproduction TAM Teatromusica – La ferme du Buisson/Festival Ricochets – Marne La Vallée
ACTA, Compagnie conventionnée : DRAC Ile-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Conseil Général du Val d’Oise, Ville de Villiers-le-Bel.