Through a sequence of poetic images that come to life at the heart of a landscape of forest and water, Âme nomade sketches multiple portraits of its principal character by varying both scale and materiality, evoking all of her inner dimensions.
Inspired by the spirituality of indigenous people, where the quest for consciousness and a connection with nature are the very essence of life, the wolf-guide and the raven-conscience symbols encounter a woman’s many essences in a breathtaking journey to the heart of the intimate self.
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
TECHNIQUES: Masks, Puppets and Projections
Magali Chouinard is a multidisciplinary artist. The female body, movement, presence and interiority lie at the heart of her poetic and visual research. Thirty years of exploration – drawing, sculpture, installation art, performance and writing – have been converging since 2008 towards the art of puppetry and its ability to bring movement to her visual landscape.
Stage direction, Animated Short Film Direction, Scenography and Performance: Magali Chouinard
Soundtrack Design: Julien Robert
Stage Manager and Technical Coordinator: Julie Tessier
Contributing Stage Director: Richard Morin
Contributing Scenic Writer and Manipulation Advisor: Myriame Larose
Dramaturgy Advisor: Karine St-Arnaud
Contributing Video Editor: Olivier Bochenek
Support: Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Coproducers: Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay (FIAMS) and Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières
Production staff details available at magalichouinard.com