Au jardin des Potiniers

Tabletop theatre

Au jardin des Potiniers © Illustration Pony
© B. Soulage
© B. Soulage
© B. Soulage
  • In-person event

  • Bilingual
  • Ages 6-12

  • Approx. 45 minutes
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Thursday, June 1, 2023 9:30 am Without words sold out
Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:15 am Without words sold out
Friday, June 2, 2023 9:30 am Without words sold out
Friday, June 2, 2023 11:15 am Without words sold out

“A world in miniature ”

If you've been wanting to visit another planet lately, if you’ve been longing for a change of scene, you absolutely have to see this slightly Martian garden/show! 

You’re invited to find a spot under a curious table/set. You put your head through a hole, and suddenly you’re a living rock in a surreal landscape that unfolds its miniature botany in front of your nose. Now you can listen to the sounds springing up all around you, and watch mechanized plants growing, balloon snails quietly gliding by, delicate foam anemones dancing in the light. However, something is wrong with this eclectic paradise: it seems to be in the grip of a drought. How can we save it? 

This super-intimate show in the form of a visual art installation suspends time to allow us to consider together, with our eyes and ears wide open, the effects of climate change. Like a love poem written with the senses, and addressed to the beauty and fragility of living things. 

Reserve now: only 30 spots available!  

Play without words • Ages 6+

  • With Gabriel Plante, Camille Panza, Noam Rzewski, Pierre Mercier, Léonard Cornevin and Félix-Antoine Boutin
  • Création Dans la Chambre Odile Gamache, Félix-Antoine Boutin, Gabriel Plante, Julie Basse and Émilie Martel 
  • Ersatz Camille Panza, Léonard Cornevin, Noam Rzewski, and Pierre Mercier
  • Production Director (2023) Émilie Martel
  • Technical Director (2023) Julien Boisvert
  • Motors built by Linsday Morneau
  • Co-producer Théâtre Nouvelle-Génération (Lyon, France)
  • Partners Commission Internationale du Théâtre Francophone, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles Internationale, Région Grand Est, Institut Français, Bureau International de la Jeunesse  
  • Support Théâtre aux Ecuries – Montréal – Canada, LA SERRE – arts vivants – Montréal – Canada, Montévidéo – Marseille, France, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles – Paris, France, Le Carreau – Scène nationale de Forbach et de l’Est mosellan, France

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The River Philip Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.