Sisters, the Warm Embrace

by Véronique Côté

For the very young

from 18 months

” Véronique côté has the innate gift of choosing the right words and images to softly talk to children. […] This wonderful new creation from Le Théâtre des Confettis warms the heart and soul of the young and not so young. “

David Lefebvre, montheatre.qc.ca, November 2016

Conception and direction Véronique Côté

Set, costumes and props : Erica Schmitz

Music : Josué Beaucage

Lighting : Jean-François Labbé

Cast : Marie-Josée Bastien and Agnès Zacharie

 

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“Going to the theatre for the first time is a very special, tenuous, thrilling and joyous moment. There are so many things to experience, all at the same time. One day I learned that theatre for very young children is a place where one can experiment with emotions. It is vast and very impressive; it cuts to our very core. We don’t always understand what’s happening, which can be scary, but it’s not dangerous. I think this is something I would have liked to learn more about earlier on in life. In fact, I think it’s something I’m still learning about. Being upset is never dangerous.

For me, talking about sadness to very young children is, above all, really talking to them about what makes my heart heavy and how I learned to console myself at times when I was too cold. But, especially, it involves talking to them about the new beginnings that I discovered in the wake of sorrow, always and every time.”

Véronique Côté

For Véronique Côté, Sisters, the Warm Embrace marks a third collaboration with Théâtre des Confettis. In 2004, she was part of original creation cast in Jean-Frédéric Messier’s Wigwam and she create Waves, all that Glows Sees in 2012.

Excerpt (french version only)

DateHeureLieu et ville
SEASON 2016-2017
Novembre 2nd 20169 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
Novembre 3rd 20169 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
Novembre 4th 20169 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
Novembre 5th 20169 h 15Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
Novembre 5th 201610 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
Novembre 6th 20169 h 15Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
Novembre 6th 201610 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 29th 201710 h 00Petits et Grands Festival, Nantes, France
March 29th 201716 h 30Petits et Grands Festival, Nantes, France
March 30th 201710 h 00Petits et Grands Festival, Nantes, France
April 1st 201717 h 00Méli'môme Festival, Reims, France
April 2nd 201710 h 00Méli'môme Festival, Reims, France
April 2nd 201717 h 00Méli'môme Festival, Reims, France
April 3rd 20179 h 30Méli'môme Festival, Reims, France
April 3rd 201714 h 15Méli'môme Festival, Reims, France
April 5th 201710 h 00Méli'môme Festival, Reims, France
April 5th 201717 h 30Méli'môme Festival, Reims, France
May 17th 20179 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
May 18th 20179 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
May 19th2017
9 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
May 20th 20179 h 15Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
May 20th 201710 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
May 21st 20179 h 15 Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
May 21st 201710 h 45Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
SEASON 2015-2016
May 6th 201610 h 00Petits Bonheurs, Repentigny
May 7th 201610 h 00Petits Bonheurs, Repentigny
May 13th 20169 h 30Petits Bonheurs, Montréal
May 13th 201611 h 00Petits Bonheurs, Montréal

New creation, May 2016, Petits Bonheurs 2016

 

Summary :

At the end of a road, at the end of a village perhaps, or in the woods nearby is a tiny little house nestled among the birch trees. It belongs to Annou, whose faded face and heart follow from immense sorrow. Rosita arrives like a bright yellow spring in an effort to console her little sister through a series of small, joyful actions. She invents games, assembles sandwiches, whistles with the birds and takes stock of all that is sweet in life. Meanwhile, Annou unravels her sadness little by little. But what is buried inside this big knot that is so sore?

“Rosita: What is a tear?

Annou: It’s good for the garden.

Rosita: What is a sister?

Annou: One half of a cookie.”