A play in storytelling, gesture and circus
When a man is about to set sail, he gives his son a book and asks him to wait there, telling him when he has finished reading, he will be back.
Rocked by the backwash waves, years pass and the son is still waiting.
Shrouded in the mystery of his father's journey, the adventures of the book, and his own fantasies, the child became a man without realizing it.
Fortunately, a strange bird, escaped from one of the pages, comes and strips the images one by one that have inhabited him for so many years, and finally awakens him to his own life.
Based on an original idea by Julien ATHONADY
Written and directed by Hugues HOLLENSTEIN
by Julien ATHONADY, François GUILLEMETTE and Rémi ATHONADY
with Julien ATHONADY, François GUILLEMETTE & Simone VENDITTI
Musical composition and interpretation Francois GUILLEMETTE
Stage design Remi ATHONADY
Sound engineering / Spatialisation Thibault LE MAREC
Costumes and Mask Lara MANIPOUD
Accessories Julie ZNOSKO
Voiceover Franck MOUGET & Nino AGATE
Production Marie DELOR
Administration Stephanie BUIRETTE
Duration - 45 minutes
Capacity - 500 spectators in a circle
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La Nef, Factory of current cultures | the Cité du Cirque, regional Cirque Le Mans center | Big SKY
Residences and residency support
La Palène, Rouillac | the 37th parallel, Mettray | the City of Joué-les-Tours | the Company 100 roots / Théâtre Mansart - Crous de Dijon | Cie Les Lendemains | La Cie Azimut / Le CCOUAC - Ecurey Pôle d'avenir | ZoProd Collective | Cité du Cirque Marcel Marceau
The show benefits from a 2018 production grant from the DRAC GRAND EST, region GRAND EST and department council of la MEUSE
Photo © Julie ZNOSKO - Illustration Lara MANIPOUD