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" A show without words brings to life poetry with more imagery: what we cannot say must be made comprehensible by the images. As such, we are closer to puppetry. "
André Laliberté, artistic director
by Simon Boudreault & Richard Lacroix
At the heart of the forest, a dump. A cemetery of inanimate objects teeming with life... A squirrel digs in the garbage and finds a camera on a tripod. It just takes a butterfly touching down inside the camera body for it to spring suddenly to life. A three-legged cyclops that is both a microscope and a telescope, Camera discovers with its new eye an environment in movement.
At the heart of the forest, we come across all kinds of creatures: a pilfering squirrel, an old ailing bear, Philomène, a Grandmother of Nature full of wisdom and possibilities, butterflies, a young Doe with gentle eyes, an ant who travels by balloon, and baby birds…
In this forest, we are witness to the eternal cycle of the seasons. We see the moon rising and leaves falling.
Sur 3 pattes / 3-Legged Tale is a story without words, a poetic reflection on the cycle of life, of time that passes and that changes us, on life which is in constant rebirth, like grass that grows again after a field fire or flowers that appear after the snow.
Sur 3 pattes/3-Legged Tale premiered at the international festival Les Coups de Théâtre in Montréal in November 2010.
Photos: Théâtre de l'Oeil
" The action takes place over four seasons, both night and day, allowing for stunning and delightful set changes. We are in a magical puppet theatre, which fills the stage and where the manipulators are completely hidden. All of the focus is on the objects and the puppets, some of which are enormous, that appear in the magnificent set (it must be emphasized – it is truly magnificent) by Richard Lacroix. He co-wrote the story with Simon Boudreault, who is responsible for the stage direction. "
Josiane Desloges, LE SOLEIL, December 7, 2011 (English Translation by Graham Soul)
Kathryn Greenaway, THE GAZETTE, May 27, 2011
Michel Bélair, LE DEVOIR, May 20, 2011 (English Translation by Graham Soul)
" With Théâtre de l’Œil, we have become accustomed over the years to veritable journeys into the imagination, and Sur Trois pattes (3-Legged Tale) by Simon Boudreault, which was presented Wednesday and Thursday at the Coups de theatre, is certainly no exception to the rule. "
Michel Bélair, LE DEVOIR, November 20, 2010 (English Translation by Graham Soul)
" Well received by the school groups invited to the premiere (…), the techniques used are extremly effective when the camera becomes closely interested by life in mutation, the result of which is projected on a large screen at the back of the stage. "
Jean Siag, LA PRESSE, November 20, 2010 (English Translation by Graham Soul)
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