Garde-robe in Sevran (France), February 5th and 6th 2010

Posted on June 10th, 2013

Garde-robe by Joël da Silva will be presented on February 5th and 6th 2010 at the Festival des rêveurs éveillés in Sevran (Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France).

A play meant for children aged 4 to 8 years old, Garde-robe tells the story of Pauline who, one laundry day in the springtime, captures the wind and hides with it in her wardrobe. Together, they reinvent the four seasons through the clothing and the games they play. In a breeze, the wind breathes life into inanimate objects. A whole world develops, exhilarating and rich in sensations, where words, images, and sounds delicately evoke the season of childhood, with its little fears and great promises.

Creation team :

Script and stage direction : Joël da Silva / Artistic direction : Marie-Hélène da Silva / Musical direction : Francis Colpron / Sets and costumes : Patrick Martel / Lighting : Mathieu Ferdais

Performers :

Francis Colpron as the wind, recorders, flute, glass harmonica, and percussion, and Marie-Hélène da Silva as Pauline and Paulette, violin, voice, ocarina, and sound effects.

A Moulin à Musique and Les Boréades de Montréal (Québec, Canada) coproduction.

Garde-robe, without a doubt the most polished and poetic of Joël da Silva’s works, has been well-received by presenters in Quebec and abroad since its premiere in 2006 ; it has been shown in the Maisons de la culture of Montreal, the Maison Théâtre (presenter of children’s ans youth theatre in Montreal), The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Arrière-Scène theatre in Beloeil (Quebec), as well as going on tour in France in October 2008 (Francophonies en Limousin and Espace 93).

School sessions – Friday February 5th – 9h30 and 14h30

Family session – Saturday February 6th – 15h00