« When Irina suggested that I revisit Ballad of the Wild Horses and adapt it to a Québec audience, I immediately understood that this would be a way of reconnecting with my childhood love and fill a void in the cultural activities available. Of course, what also appeals to me about this project is its very simple and profound story of learning about life and about personal independance from season to season. I am convinced that children will recognize themselves in this little foal on the road to becoming a grown-up. »
André Laliberté, artistic director
Ballad of the Wild Horses
Story & Adaptation by Irina Niculescu, based on Vladimir Simon's work
Inspired by Eastern European fables and legends about horses and wolves, Ballad of the Wild Horses tells the story of a small horse on the eve of his first spring as he plays and discovers the colourful characters around him. From one season to the next, the little foal comes to understand the complex nature of the world he lives in through his encounters with different animals: a starving wolf fighting for survival, a playful and mischievous little rabbit, a devious, smart-aleck snake and a hawk who always asks the right questions. But in order to find his own way in the world, he will have to break away from the herd of wild horses led by his father, the Stallion.
Illustrations : Richard Lacroix