Presented as part of the Preludes at the MIAM series, an intimate platform for artists to present their work in progress and then exchange ideas with the audience, in an informal research and discussion setting.
VAGUES is scheduled to premiere in 2025.
Performed in French
On the borderline between documentary, movement and object theatre, VAGUES is an invitation to descend into the mystery of water.
VAGUES recounts one woman’s unique relationship to water. Her childhood on a boat; later, her return to the dark blue depths through deep-sea diving; the draw of death and the desire to never again return to the surface.
To tell this story of water, a circular “lake” of one-way mirrors has been placed on the ground. Shameless mirrors that force her to look at herself, to accept the passage of time. Mirrors that she is a master at handling in bringing this story of water to life.
The being devoted to water is a being in vertigo. He dies every minute.
– Gaston Bachelard, Water and Dreams
Running time: 55 minutes
Technique: Raw materials
Audience: All audiences, 12 years +
Photos : Amélie Poirier, Synthèse Additive
Founded in 2020 in Montréal, Synthèse Additive is the result of the meeting between three multidisciplinary artists from the graduate program in contemporary puppet theatre.
Claiming to be a resolutely multidisciplinary and contemporary puppet theatre, Synthèse Additive combines numerous disciplines (dance, puppetry, theatre, visual arts, etc.), bringing abstract works to both young and adult audiences.
Story: Mélanie Baillairgé (based on conversations with Amélie Poirier)
Stage direction: Amélie Poirier
Set design, performance and puppets: Mélanie Baillairgé
Music: Anne Lepère and Amélie Poirier
Lighting: Martin Labrecque
Dramaturge: Dinaïg Stall
Artistic and technical collaboration: Audrey Robin
Synthèse Additive would like to thank the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue and Casteliers for their support. This show is co-produced with the French company Les Nouveaux Ballets (Nord-Pas-de-Calais).