a visual poem on the uprooting caused by grief



puppetry performance
40 minutes

age 10 +

without words


Directed and performed by Laura Elands

Technical management and lighting design by Léo Monvoisin
Sound design by Isi Milton

Racines du Ciel (roots of heaven) evokes the experience of grief – how loss can upset our inner landscape and uproot us. And then, little by little, without forgetting what has been lost, the connection with the lost ones  is transformed so that we may renew ourselves and move forward.

Racines du ciel is the story of a woman who loses her loved one and is faced with her grief and with herself.

We follow her journey through a performance that uses puppets, mask and sculpture.

You are invited to a poetry of images, without words, a journey of sensations which, through its universal symbols, appeals to the sensitivity of each individual.

Please contact le Théâtre de l'Heure Bleue if you wish to receive the presentation dossier.

With the support of:


Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières

Le Centre de la Marionnette de Tournai

Magisch Theatertje, Maastricht

La section francophone du Centre belge de l’UNIMA

Le Centre Culturel de Tubize

Le Théâtre C.R.E.A. Bruxelles

Les Manies ASBL, Grez-Doiceau

This performance project is the result of a companionship with Compagnie Akselere, between 2018 -2019. The companionship scheme is an initiative of the DRAC and the Ministry of Culture in France.