« What a joy and what a success!
It is rare for a dance show to reach the 100-performance mark. We have just surpassed it with our youth production of PPS Danse, Le Trésor. This is all the more touching and symbolic since it is the last work of the late founder, Pierre-Paul Savoie. Everywhere Le Trésor goes, it touches people with its poetry and gentleness; the complicity of the brother and sister on stage is expressed through the inventiveness of the games and worlds they create. Part of the fragility and depth of the show comes from the friendship that the two children have with their cat, Piano. As the artistic director, it is a privilege to witness the evolution of the show over time. I recently saw performers Audray Julien and Nicolas Boivin take liberties with nuances and subtleties that could not have been seen (or touched) in the first performances. It is beautiful to see the work of others. Thank you, Marie-Eve Carrière, and the entire touring team, for allowing this work to spread and unfold. Right now, it is you, Audray, Nicolas, Philippe, Juliette, Myriam, Delphine, Benjamin, and Marie-Eve, who make it all possible.
Now that Le Trésor is continuing its journey beyond the 100 performances, I ask myself this question: what can we put in place and/or how can we ensure that the artistic and technical teams continue to commit themselves and keep the production of the shows alive, inspiring and sensitive? I believe that part of the answer lies in the spontaneity of young people’s reactions, which refresh and renew our relationship with the “work”. Because yes, even with the noblest intentions in the world, getting up in the wee hours of the morning and putting yourself in performance mode for hundreds of children is work.
From now on, what I wish for PPS Danse and the spectators is to continue to encounter a work that is always evolving. A work that follows and unfolds in contact with those who wear it, while retaining the initial spark and vision of its creators.
To all of you who are part of this success, from the beginning, along the way or more recently, thank you, but above all, bravo! »