an exploration of our relationship with our natural surroundings
AUBE (provisional title)
puppetry, material and visual performance
All ages from 6 years and up
Directing and performance : Laura Elands
Assisting stage director: Émilie Parmentier
Lighting design: Léo Monvoisin
Sound design: Boris Vandystadt
Aube (dawn) is a performance project which has the intention of exploring our human relationship with our natural surroundings.
The project is inspired by concepts of animism to create a performance expressed through puppetry, material and shadow theatre.
Today there is a 'new' animism which puts forward a communication that goes beyond words: it's non rational, non-logical. It really goes through the senses, through the intelligence of the body.
Therefore, the body can be considered as a threshold, through which we experience and come into contact with the world and the beings that surround us.
At a time when the ecological crisis is worsening, I am interested in creating a performance that will encourage people to deepen their sensorial experiences and to have a more active participation with the world through their senses.
It is around these thoughts that I am developing a scenic language that will express sensations of natural elements created in a visual aesthetic through the use of textile art.
Overall, the intention is to offer the audience a poetic and soothing experience, like a visual meditation they can take away with them and nurture within their mind.