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Project Pinocchio

Cas Public

Project Pinocchio, the new all-ages creation by choreographer Hélène Blackburn, revisits this timeless classic tale, widely known and ever-relevant, through the lens of metamorphosis.

As if by magic, Pinocchio, a puppet made of rough wood, comes to life. Too proud and always making wrong choices, he painfully and naively ventures forth. At the end of an eventful initiatory journey, he finally frees himself from the strings that manipulate him, becoming a child in his own right. Exceptional choreographic material, these fantastical metamorphosis evoke the torments of the body, the soul's turnarounds, the changes we are all confronted with. The choreographer deconstructs this story to extract its subtle essence. On the scale of our shared history, we are the offspring of these astonishing plant and animal transformations, which seem to be the work of magic. They speak of us, of our inherent link with nature. Our expressions are rich in them. Don't we speak of wooden legs, airheads, goose bumps, pig heads, lynx eyes, cow skins or houndstooth?

credits

Creation Cas Public / Hélène Blackburn Choreography and Artistic Direction Hélène Blackburn Performers Aicha Benchâaboune, Gianni Illiaquer, Adrian Maxwell-Campagna, Norika Isomura, Zack Preece, Élodie Scholtes-Labrecque, Douglas Oliveira Music Vincent Legault

Set Design Hélène Blackburn in collaboration with Emmanuel Landry Lighting Design Emmanuel Landry Costume Design Michael Slack Animations Marjolaine Leray VIDEOS Direction Xavier Curnillon Director of Photography Yann Manuel Hernandez Co-produced by Agora de la danse [Montreal, Canada] and the Centre André Malraux / Scène(s) de territoire / Hazebrouck [Hazebrouck, France] Creative residencies Agora de la danse [Montreal, Canada], Théâtre de la Ville [Longueuil, Canada], Centre André Malraux / Scène(s) de territoire / Hazebrouck [Hazebrouck, France]

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Sainte-Thérèse

Théâtre Lionel-Groulx

7 novembre 2024

14:00

Grande-Synthe

Palais du Littoral

11 avril 2024

20:00

Reims

Méli'Môme Festival

9 avril 2024

18:00

Reims

Méli'Môme Festival

9 avril 2024

14:30

Vaulx-en-Velin

Centre Charlie Chaplin

5 avril 2024

20:00

Vaulx-en-Velin

Centre Charlie Chaplin

5 avril 2024

14:00

Miramas

Théâtre La Colonne

20 mars 2024

20:00

Miramas

Théâtre La Colonne

19 mars 2024

14:30

Miramas

Théâtre La Colonne

19 mars 2024

09:30

Saint-Étienne

Opéra de Saint-Étienne

16 mars 2024

16:00

Saint-Étienne

Opéra de Saint-Étienne

15 mars 2024

14:00

Saint-Étienne

Opéra de Saint-Étienne

14 mars 2024

14:00

Saint-Étienne

Opéra de Saint-Étienne

14 mars 2024

10:00

Paris

Opéra national de Paris

11 mars 2024

14:00

Paris

Opéra national de Paris

11 mars 2024

10:00

Paris

Opéra national de Paris

9 mars 2024

20:00

Paris

Opéra national de Paris

9 mars 2024

15:00

Paris

Opéra national de Paris

8 mars 2024

20:00

Paris

Opéra national de Paris

8 mars 2024

14:00

Longueuil

Théâtre de la Ville

20 février 2024

13:30

Longueuil

Théâtre de la Ville

20 février 2024

10:00

Longueuil

Théâtre de la Ville

19 février 2024

13:30

Longueuil

Théâtre de la Ville

19 février 2024

10:00

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