Le chant de l’arbre


Voice, dance, and poetry

from 2 years old

Conception and direction: Laurent Dupont

Interpretation: Astrid Fournier-Laroque, Yoann Piovoso and Paolo Provenzano

Text: Céline Bellanger

Music composition: Yoann Piovoso

Stage design: Patricia Lacoulonche

Lights design: Christian Goulin

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.

Co-productions: Villiers-le-Bel (95) | 2turvenhoog Festival

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 interpreted live, a whole poetic and choreographic ecosystem is born.


News around the show

  • Land Art Encounters: Exhibition at Maison des Services
    Land art pulsates to the sound of children’s laughter! After an enjoyable collection of natural elements and remarkable diligence in the creation of their mandalas, the children are being highlighted in a photo exhibition at the Maison des Services in Villiers-le-Bel until 17 September 2023.
  • Land Art Encounters: Workshops
    Here’s a look back at the Land Art workshops held in June 2023 in Villiers-le-Bel for toddlers, who had fun playing with different natural materials and creating their own mandalas, all in good humour and laughter.
  • 2023 Community Project: Land Art Encounters
    Focus on ACTA’s 2023 annual community project, in connection with Laurent Dupont’s next diptych on the theme of trees.