Le chant de l’arbre


Voice, dance, and poetry

from 2 years old

Conception and direction: Laurent Dupont

Interpretation: Astrid Fournier-Laroque et Paolo Provenzano

Text: Céline Bellanger

Music composition: Yoann Piovoso

Stage design: Patricia Lacoulonche

Lights design: to be defined

Production : ACTA, conventioned company: Conseil départemental du Val d’Oise, City of 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.

This production will be created in January 2024 in Villiers-le-Bel.

The first part of Laurent Dupont’s next diptych on the theme of trees, Le chant de l’arbre (“The Tree’s Song”) renews our view of the tree by placing it at the centre of artistic creation.

Sylva, a natural force that is at once earth, air, water and heat, takes up residence. She offers her natural elements to the world to give birth to an infinity of possible beings in the making. Through her song, she welcomes these little budding trees, an audience curious to discover nature – that already exists all around them – artistically and sensorially.

He is motionless, lying on a mossy bed. Solicited by Sylva’s song and words, his fingers awaken. They are the very first signs of a dance in the making. Slow and uninterrupted, it continues until He can rise, tall and majestic, swayed by the thousand branches of his body.

Between song and dance, image and sound, a whole poetic and choreographic ecosystem is born.

Credit : Vladimir Kara

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