L’Autre de Moi

Photo credit : Slaven Rébélo


Voice, movement, visual arts

from 18 months to 4 years old

Direction: Laurent Dupont

Interpretation: Céline Laly et Maxime Echardour

Scenography: Patricia Lacoulonche et Julia Morlot

Terracotta creation: Julia Morlot

Costumes: Gaëtan Leudière

Lighting creation: Bernard Beau

Created in January 2022

Production : ACTA, conventioned company : Conseil départemental du Val-d’Oise, Ville de Villiers-le-Bel. ACTA is subsidised by the DRAC Île-de-France through a territory convention, and by the Île-de-France Regional Council through an artistic permanence convention.

Coproductions : Villiers-le-Bel City (95) | Méli’môme Festival (Reims – 51) | Le Sax (Achères – 78)

“L’Autre de Moi” is the second part of Laurent Dupont’s 2-phase project around the theme of presence/absence. With this proposal, ACTA wishes to create a bridge that facilitates the passage of children from nursery to kindergarten, 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!“, explored the games put in place around the rituals of separation, through which the adult and the child 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.

Lullabies arise from the body, linked to listening and touching. It seems essential to us to associate vocal expression with a strong visual and tactile imprint. Two vital and complementary rhythms are therefore associated through play for these moments of day-dreaming: the shaping of clay mixed with 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.

“Où est partie la mère du petit

Partie puiser de l’eau

Pas revenue puiser de l’eau

Partie plier la feuille de baobab

Pas revenue de plier la feuille

Partie préparer des plats

Pas revenue de préparer des plats

Sur la falaise un œuf de poule est suspendu”

Lullaby from Mali

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