L’Autre de Moi

Credits : Vladimir Kara

Voice, movements and viual arts

From 18 months old to 4 years old

Coproduction ACTA – Ville de Villiers-le-Bel – Festival Méli’Mômes (Reims) – Le Sax (Achères)

Created in Villiers-le-Bel in January 2022

Rehearsals from July 2021 to December 2021

“L’Autre de Moi” is the second part of Laurent Dupont’s diptych on the theme “Presence/Absence”. With this proposal, the ACTA company wishes to create a bridge that facilitates the passage of children from the crèche to the small and medium sections of nursery classes and is in line with the reflections undertaken by Laurent Dupont on the links between parents and children.

The first part of this diptych, LÀ…PAS LÀ !, features games based on the rituals of separation, through which adults and children discover the need to separate in order to better find each other.

Its second part, L’AUTRE DE MOI, draws on lullabies – that privileged intergenerational relationship between adults (parents and relatives) and small children.

The lullabies arise from the body linked to listening and touch. It seems essential to us to associate vocal expression with a strong visual and tactile imprint. Two vital and complementary rhythms will therefore be associated through play for these moments of reverie: the shaping of clay crossed by the song. Seeing, hearing… and feeling in the depths of one’s being: a sensitive invitation for a body-to-body experience shared by the two performers, singers, musicians and kneaders, listening to the enigmas that conceal these first moments of human becoming.

Where has the mother of the child gone

Gone to fetch water

Not returned to draw water

Gone to fold the baobab leaf

Did not come back to fold the leaf

Gone to prepare food

Did not come back from preparing food

On the cliff a hen’s egg hangs

Malian lullaby

Mise en scène : Laurent Dupont

Scénographie : Patricia Lacoulonche et Julia Morlot

Création terre cuite : Julia Morlot

Création lumières : Bernard Beau

Costumes : Gaëtan Leudère

Interprètes : Céline Laly et Maxime Echardour

Interview of Maxime Echardour, one of the two performers



ACTA, Conventioned company:  Ministère de la Culture DRAC Ile-de-France, Conseil Départemental du Val d’Oise, Ville de Villiers-le-Bel. ACTA is subsidized by Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France in the framework of an artistic permanence agreement. Coproduction 2022 : Ville de Villiers-le-Bel, Festival Méli’Mômes (Reims), Le Sax (Achères)