The latest Moulin à musique’s creation, Pierres blanches, will premiere on January 13 and 14 at Jean-Eudes hall in the Maison de la culture Rosemont-La Petite Patrie. By delving into themes such as loss, it tells the story through music, theatre and dance and highlights the power of resilience in each human being.
Pierres blanches: a musical, theatre and dance whirlwind – for children 9 years and up
This is a red-letter day: nature flies into a rage on that afternoon. A wild raging tornado decimates little Katrina’s family. The young girl finds refuge with her grandmother Anna who survived the disaster. Katrina goes through feelings of sadness, loneliness, insanity and ecstasy with strength at times and with fragility at other times. All these feelings help her grieve under the watchful eye of her grandmother. Constantly knitting, the courageous and resilient Anna sticks with her little girl. They roll themselves up together and weave a new life for each other. A beautiful example of humanity and trust in life!
A creative laboratory with the children
Under the artistic direction of Marie-Hélène da Silva, the creative team (director Martine Laliberté, composer Michael Oesterle, choreographer Karina Iraola, set designer Catherine Tousignant and lighting designer Mathieu Ferdais) will be in residency at the Maison de la culture Maisonneuve from January 4 to 8, 2010. The residency will continue from January 11 to 14 at the Maison de la culture Rosemont-La Petite Patrie and the first performances will take place at Jean-Eudes hall on January 13 at 10:00 a.m. and January 14 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
What is more, through a cultural mediation carried out as part of the Libres comme l’art program and offered to two classes in the Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande school, a children’s choir will have the opportunity of getting involved in the creative process and of taking the stage during the performances. In addition, children from the second and third cycle in the primary levels of the Rosemont neighbourhood will be invited to attend the performances. This new challenge is the result of an extended thought process, and creative workshops with these marvellous motivators.
Please bear in mind that a three-performer version (Karina Iraola, Marie-Hélène da Silva and Jonathan Barriault (musician) is in development. As a result, the show keeps maturing without the presence of children on stage.
Pierres blanches at Jean-Eudes hall
Maison de la culture Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie (3535, blvd. Rosemont)
January 13 at 10:00 a.m. and January 14 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
The Pierres blanches cultural mediation project is supported by the Inter-arts program of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Libres comme l’art project (a partnership between the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conférence régionale des élus and the Supporting Montréal School Program of the ministère de l’Éduction, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec).