Louis Bergeron, Marionnettes du bout du monde (Québec)
Marionnettes en vitrines! is brought to you by Realta
From February 10 to March 8, 2020
The Marionnettes en vitrines! walkabout exhibition showcases puppets by Louis Bergeron and his company Marionnettes du bout du monde, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!
After earning a degree in visual arts at Université Laval and acting in the amateur theatre company Troupe des Treize, Louis Bergeron founded his own company in Québec City in 1980, which is committed to addressing social issues: Marionnettes du bout du monde. Louis Bergeron writes and directs all his shows, working closely with a team of collaborators who build the puppets and sets, create the costumes and compose the music. A veritable one-man band, Louis performs alone on stage: acting, manipulating and playing all the characters, singing and controlling the lighting, all the while engaging with the audience! He has crisscrossed Québec since 1980, from north to south, from the Abitibi region to the Magdalen Islands, stopping in every region of la Belle Province. He has produced 31 shows which have been presented over 6,500 times, including during tours in France, Belgium, the Ukraine and Haiti.
The exhibition showcases puppets made by Zoé Laporte. May Rousseau, Andrée Tremblay, Natalia Poliakova and Louis Bergeron.
In shop windows on Bernard, Van Horne and Park Avenues, and at the Théâtre Outremont and the Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette (MIAM)
Realta, Coiffure Organza, Fleuriste Gala, Lescurier, Centre de couture et Nettoyeur Vert, Boutique Tout Terrain, Ongles GG, Coiffure Alicia, Mince Alors, Mini marché Biobab, Nettoyeur Outremont, Centre Dentaire d’Outremont, Restaurant Doan, Friperie Morgane, De Bons petits plats, Peinture Gorak, Le Glacier Bilboquet, Restaurant Thammada, Caisse Desjardins des Versants du mont Royal, La boutique du fleuriste, Home Hardware, Iris, Boutique Citrouille, Mission Santé, Yannick Fromagerie, Un amour des thés, Théâtre Outremont and the Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette (MIAM).