Photo credits: Olivier Calicis


Théâtre de la Guimbarde (Belgium)

Theatre and music

from 18 months old

35 minutes

Walangaan – water that flows in Wolof – tells the story of the water cycle in its own way. Water that waters, water that runs down the skin, water that splashes, water that cleans, water that sings, water that lulls, water that gushes. And the water that sometimes, more and more, runs out.

A Senegalese singer and a percussionist follow the course of water, revealing its sounds and playing with their voices and bodies, from the drop to the downpour, from the splash to the waterfall. Little by little, to the sound of the handpan, an enchanted world of fountains, basins, taps and pourers is created. A luminous universe that reflects the gentle sensation of the first baths and the intimate moment of bedtime.

A sung interlude that also expresses the preciousness of this element that has been renewed since the dawn of time.



Community centre Valéry Watteau | 3 April 2024 |2.30pm & 4pm – Find out more and book

Community centre Valéry Watteau | 4 and 5 April 2024 | 10.30am & 2.30pm (schools)

Creil (in partnership with Les P’tites Tomettes festival)

Théâtre de la Faïencerie | 19 April 2024 | 10am & 2.30pm (schools)

Théâtre de la Faïencerie | 20 April 2024 at 4pm | 21 April 2024 at 11am & 5pm – Find out more and book


Direction: Gaëtane Reginster
Set design: Laurence Jeanne Grosfils
Interpretation: Agsila Breuil Joob and Honoré Kouadio
Costumes: Brigitte Castin
Lighting design: Vincent Stevens
Project inspiration and tour bookings in Senegal: Patricia Gomis
Artistic support: Daniela Ginevro

Production : Théâtre de la Guimbarde
Co-production : European Project Mapping ; A map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years
With the support of: la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Pierre de Lune, Centre scénique jeune public de Bruxelles