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On stage: a series of ingeniously arranged table fans, an intriguing puppeteer, and dozens of plastic bags. A foehn wind is created by the turbines that surround the stage. Simple grocery bag characters come to life before our eyes! They flutter to the opening notes of Debussy’s famous prelude in the flow of air orchestrated by the puppet master. Blowing in the soft wind, they perform an amazing choreography that surprises and delights with its colourful poetry.
Presented in collaboration with the Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts (Ottawa)
DURATION: 35 minutes
Compagnie Non Nova was established in Nantes 1998 by Phia Ménard. From the outset, the company wanted to explore a different way of looking at an audience’s perception of the art of juggling as well as its dramatic and scenic staging. “Non nova, sed nove” (Not new things, but in a new way) is one of the company’s founding principles. Phia Ménard’s multidisciplinary projects are carried out in collaboration with artists, technicians and thinkers with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. The company is not a collective, but a team of professionals under her artistic direction. This is Non Nova’s second Canadian tour. The company has performed across the five continents in over thirty countries.
Artistic Director and Playwright: Phia Ménard
Assisted by: Jean-Luc Beaujault
Performer: Jean-Louis Ouvrard
Soundtrack Composer and Sound Master: Ivan Roussel, based on Claude Debussy’s “Afternoon of a Faun”
Stage Manager: Olivier Gicquiaud
Production Managers: Clarisse Merot and Honorine Meunier