Bastien is five years old and he has no friends. No one to play with him at recess, no one to hold his hand in line when the children pair off to go inside the school. Rebecca, his teacher, doesn't understand why. Bastien is obsessed with shoes and shoelaces. So Rebecca sometimes gets a little upset after naptime when she finds the shoes of the other children in the class turned into ducks in the sinks. But, above all, Rebecca is worried about Bastien. She wants him to find his place. And she's ready to do anything to help him. Olivier Letellier directs Antonio Carmona's text that explores the question of difference in a gentle and imaginative way. A juggler-actor duet that inspires acceptance of the other.
Text Antonio Carmona
Staging Olivier Letellier
Performance Julie Badoc and Simón Aravena
Artistic collaboration Jérôme Fauvel
Assistant Matteo Prosperi
Light design, scenography Sébastien Revel
Sound design Antoine Prost
Tour management Charles Dubois alternating with Jean-Philippe Boinot
Costumes Augustin Rolland
Production Théâtre du Phare and then Tréteaux de France, national drama center directed by Olivier Letellier Coproduction Académie Fratellini - Saint-Denis / La Filature - national theater in Mulhouse / Fontenay en Scènes - City of Fontenay-sous-Bois / Centre Culturel Jean Houdremont - La Courneuve / Le Strapontin - territorial theater for the spoken arts in Pont-Scorff / Théâtre du Champ aux Roy - City of Guingamp / CirquEvolution - Val d’Oise, Seine et Marne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis / Théâtre La Licorne Théâtre – national theater for young audiences in Cannes / Très Tôt Théâtre – national theater for young audiences in Quimper / Le Trio…S - Inzinzac-Lochrist / Espace des Arts - Scène Nationale de Chalon sur Saône / Côté Cour / national theater for young audiences for Franche-Comté / Espace Germinal - Fosses / La Ferme de Bel Ebat - Théâtre de Guyancourt. With the support of the Seine-Saint-Denis Departmental Council
“Do not wait to see this!”
Olivier Letellier has a passion for the other, for words, and for sharing knowledge and ideas. Trained at the Jacques Lecoq theater school, where the body in movement is a vector of expression, he has become a storyteller who uses ordinary objects as poetic elements to form a bridge between the real and symbolic worlds. His language merges different art forms. He chooses contemporary children's literature stories to express what adults struggle to say to children and to question the construction of the individual.