Patrick Conan performs a short excerpt from his show La Main et le sac (The Hand and the Bag) that premiered in 2015, a veritable odyssey where the audience will not be surprised to bump into heroes from some of Garin Trousseboeuf’s twenty productions since 1987: Petit Poucet, Hamlet, Cosette, even Henri, Josette’s widower (she passed during the previous production, Josette Forever!).
La Main et le sac is a table top epic where a pompous actor gradually metamorphoses himself into a storyteller and then a puppeteer. It is also a fable about manipulation where what is emphatically exhibited becomes the well-assumed exhibitor. A show where form is content and vice versa!
RUNNING TIME: 10 minutes
TECHNIQUE: Marionnette-Sac (Bag Puppet)
This short piece will be followed by the “international” launch of the artist’s book:
La Marionnette-sac – Précis de manipulation
“The bag puppet (marionette-sac) was born from the chance encounter between a washcloth, a bun and the (red) feather from a passing bird. The language is poetic, but I must admit, a little harsh. It therefore deserved some clarification.”
“In this book, I reveal this puppet form’s very recent history, offer a few building tips and explain some basic principles of manipulation.”
— Patrick Conan
Afterwards, the author will hold an unconventional autograph session with festival goers where feathers and words mingle!
La Marionnette-sac was published in January 2017. Its 500 numbered copies are drawn and coloured by hand and assembled in a 70-page spiral notebook with 50 drawings, 12 colour photographs and a wraparound cover.
Théâtre Outremont Mezzanine
1248 Bernard Avenue West
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2V6