Creation June 2022
"A strange journalist, Hermes, invites children to reflect on the notion of ‘happiness’ and to come up with advice and ideas to be happier. Combining his personal story with those of his own children, and the reflections of other pupils encountered over the course of his travels, Hermes offers pupils the opportunity to send their messages to adults in a special radio program, that can be listened to again after the show..."
Written by NICOLAS TURON
From and with Francois GUILLEMETTE
Sound designer Thibault LE MAREC
Administration Stephanie BUIRETTE
Production Charlotte DELEFORGE and Marie DELOR
Duration: 40 minutes
Capacity: one class
Public: Primary school Keystage 2 (year 4, year 5, year 6) and secondary school year 7
Residency and support:
“Shared creation” scheme: DRAC Grand Est, DAAC Nancy-Metz, COPARY, Pergaud Pagnol school and Jean-Moulin secondary school in Revigny (55)
Residency at CCOUAC, Ecurey Pôle d'Avenir - Cie Azimuts, Theater Gérard Philipe and Raymonde Piecuch school in Frouard
(+33) 7 69 10 14 90
mathilde.rouages (at) outlook.fr
AUDIO TEASER and Podcasts about happiness
(in French) : click here !
The origin of this show is a collaboration between François GUILLEMETTE and Nicolas TURON, whom wrote and produced Zorro, Manuel du Justicier à l'Usage de la Jeunesse (a creation of 2014 by Cirque Rouages). Numerous artistic interventions in nursery and elementary schools around this performance were undertaken, notably within the framework of Global Artistic Projects, in which they conversed and recorderd many children, and created soundtracks with them.
The desire of provoking reflection among pupils and making it easier for them to speak out, gave rise to the need of a creation aimed at children.
In this show, the pupils will be offered a short original creation. Some of the children's words, testimonies or answers to questions asked will be recorded during the show. These recordings will immediately and discreetly be "edited", to let them hear the fruit of their reflection at the end of the show.