Dance. Songs. A puppet. Illustrations. A universe of a thousand discoveries.
Inspired by a deep attachment to this musical form, Pierre-Paul Savoie drew on the repertoire of Quebec song to create Le Trésor (The Treasure), a new interdisciplinary creation. The songs of Vigneault, Léveillée, Leclerc and La Bolduc are linked to those composed by Alexandre Désilets, Alexis Dumais and Lise Vaillancourt (lyrics) to set the framework for a choreography that oscillates between ardour and poetry, between sweetness and tone. Manon Gauthier’s illustrations, transposed into the stage space by Richard Morin, come alive in an enchanting movement. Le Trésor takes a luminous look at childhood, at the joy, freedom and spontaneity of the game, a glance at the shared complicity with pets, a cat here, these guardians of our most intimate secrets. Anchored in the values of humanity, fraternity and sharing, Le Trésor reveals the greatness of the little ones.
On a rainy day, two children – a brother, a sister and their cat Piano – are confined to the house, their noses stuck to the windows. Boredom quickly gives way to creativity, which unfolds as if by magic before the eyes of the audience. Their spontaneous creations offer a lucid, poetic and touching vision of childhood.
Choreography and direction: Pierre-Paul Savoie
Original music: Alexandre Désilets
Dancers: Chantal Baudouin, Nicolas Boivin
Interpretation of the songs: Alexandre Désilets
Dramaturgy: Lise Vaillancourt
Illustrations: Manon Gauthier
Puppet production and scenographic ideation: Richard Morin
Expected duration: 50 minutes
The creation of this show was made possible thanks to the support of Place des Arts de Montréal and its Foundation. We also thank Spectacles New Richmond and Spect’Art Rimouski, as well as the Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.