Le silence des champignons

Photo credits : Julie Cherki

Le silence des champignons

Ensemble TaCTuS (France)

Object theatre and music

from 2 years old

30 minutes


Be silent, close your eyes and listen carefully. Can’t you hear that little noise, that little sound, right there on the left? It comes closer and becomes…music! Now open your eyes…

We’re so busy (too busy?) that we rarely give our senses a moment’s rest. What if we took the time to look and listen?

Le Silence des champignons (“The silence of the mushrooms”) is an audio and visual plunge into a sensitive and original universe, populated by strange instruments and mysterious mushroom-like objects…

The aim of Le Silence des champignons is to open your eyes and ears, to pay attention to the smallest details, to capture your attention… quite simply to take the time to see and hear. The essential point is to help young children discover that the sound of a simple piece of wood, metal or skin can become music and create a sound space conducive to infinite imagination.

Thanks to the illustrations by illustrator Marie Mirgaine and the original set design set in motion by André Parisot’s ingenious mechanisms, the mushrooms come to life around a dancing, slightly ghostly puppetry.



Library | 14 March 2024 | 10am & 2.30pm (schools)


MJC La Lucarne | 15 March 2024 | 2pm & 3.15pm (schools)


Community centre Valéry Watteau | 26 March 2024 | 10.30am (schools)


Library | 27 March 2024 | 10am & 2.30pm (schools)


Library | 2 April 2024 | 10.15am & 2pm (schools)


Library | 3 April 2024 | 10.30am (all audiences) & 2pm (schools)


For 2 performers in non-theatre spaces: Raphaël Aggery and Ying Yu Chang
Direction: Eleonora Ribis
Musical arrangements and direction: Raphaël Aggery
Illustrations and visual creations: Marie Mirgaine
Music: John Cage
Set design: Camille Davy
Puppets and mecanisms: André Parisot
Props and set construction: Guillaume Ponroy
Lighting design: Jean Yves Pillone
Administration / production: Sandrine Orlando

Production : Ensemble TaCTuS
Co-production : Compagnie Melampo
Partners and residencies: Théâtre des Clochards Célestes-Lyon, Médiathèque de Chaponost, Médiathèque la Mémo-Oullins and Le Briscope-Brignais
With the support of: DRAC Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes, Ministère Ministère de la culture, Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes,Ville de Lyon, Bergerault Percussions Contemporaines, SPEDIDAM