Au jardin des Potiniers: Super-Intimate Show in the Form of a Visual Art Installation
On June 3 and 4, get into this tabletop theatre wordless experience addressed to the beauty and fragility of living things
May 25, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As a conclusion to its 2022-2023 season, French Theatre presents Au jardin des Potiniers, a slightly Martian garden/show offering a total change of scene!
Children are invited to find a spot under a curious table/set, put their head through a hole, and suddenly become a living rock in a surreal landscape that unfolds its miniature botany. Now they can listen to the sounds springing up all around them, and watch mechanized plants growing, balloon snails quietly gliding by, delicate foam anemones dancing in the light.
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, a world in miniature larger than life, like a love poem written with the senses.
Performance without words for audiences 6 to 12 years old.
BOTANICAL IMAGINARY AND PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY
A collective work of art made by children in conjunction with the show, this installation was designed by artist and educator Emily Rose Michaud in collaboration with the Centre d’exposition L'Imagier.
Families are invited 45 minutes before each performance to participate in the collective work. Guided by Emily Rose Michaud, children will create various artistic elements to create a magnificent garden space.
ABOUT CRÉATION DANS LA CHAMBRE
Création Dans la Chambre is a living art creation company that explores the intimate in unusual and unsettling settings. With its multifaceted, often unclassifiable shows, Création Dans la Chambre reconnects the art of the stage with a sensitive approach thanks to artisanal processes that weave links between the intimate and the spiritual, politics and existentialism.
PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION
Azrieli Studio, June 3 and 4
11 am, 1pm, and 3pm; duration: 50 minutes
Hurry: there are only a few spots left!
There’s a possibility for the media to attend, upon availability, a June 1 matinee.
Under30 tickets are for anybody under the age of 30.
To purchase tickets, visit https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/31896 or call 1-844-985-2787 (ARTS). To find out what you need to know before accessing the building and facilities, click: https://nac-cna.ca/en/visit
Visit the https://nac-cna.ca/en/%20%20theatrefrancais to learn more about the NAC French Theatre.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
The National Arts Centre Foundation would like to thank Lead Donor, the Slaight Family Foundation, Supporting Partner of French Theatre, Québecor, and Official Hotel Partner, Embassy Hotel & Suites.
ABOUT THE NAC
The National Arts Centre is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams — the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre in collaboration with Black Theatre Workshop, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety — and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Communications Strategist, French Theatre
National Arts Centre