She has one head, two arms, two legs and… a violin. She wears her soul on her arm. Fiddlehead dreams of birds flying, but she also pulses on all strings, sometimes in darker tones, sometimes in lighter ones and at times quivering, but always in fun.
Discover an enigmatic character, her stringed partner and a performance that combines movement, music and imagination. Open your ears to a sequence of mystery-filled moments, odd sounds, sensations, feelings that say it all.
A WORD FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT
Playfulness is at the very heart of my work with music. Playfulness extends everywhere and has no other end than the beauty of playing. Being playful will always be more evocative than a profound preconceived message. Games reveal humans in the flesh, be they famished, vulnerable or spiritual. I love building on “mishaps” that bring out the manner in which our subconscious operates. In fact, these “mishaps” are achievements. – Joël da Silva
Created in coproduction with Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.
Artistic director and concept initiator: Marie-Hélène da Silva
Playwright and director: Joël da Silva
Technician/musician: Frédérique Lapointe
Prop Designer: Nancy Bussières
Programmer: Benoît Brodeur
Costume Designer and Lamp Dressing: Laurence Binette and Madeleine Leduc
Set Construction: Christian Hamel
In coproduction with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada
Marie-Hélène da Silva, Fiddlehead
Fany Fresard, Fiddlehead
Duration: 45-50 minutes