1248 Bernard Avenue West
Montréal (Québec) H2V 2V6
Phone: 514-495-9944, ext. #1
Part of the Café-causerie: Budding Creations! event
Cultural mediation activity, 10 years +
Part of the Café-causerie: Budding creations! event in person and live online.
Four theatre companies present their works-in-progress and answer questions from the public eager to learn more about the various stages involved in the development of a puppet show.
Soul Mates is an interdisciplinary puppet trilogy without words: a comic strip, a performance and an inhabited installation. The three works inform each other and inhabit the same universe through their three distinct but interrelated forms. Each one takes a different point of view, multiplying the shifts of perception with a desire to prod the audience into freeing itself from any logical reasoning, and letting poetry and the symbolism of images take its place.
Techniques: full-body puppet and totemic installation
Target audience: all ages, 7 years and older
Photos : Magali Chouinard
Magali Chouinard is a multidisciplinary artist who, since 2008, has been combining her visual arts practice with the language of puppetry. Her research is focused on presence, movement and interiority, achieved through the representation of the body and its multiple essences.
Magali Chouinard’s work is based on a visual and poetic dramaturgy. It takes form in black and white universes, where archetypal characters are used to play with scale, materials and duplication.
Stage direction: Magali Chouinard, with the participation of Karine St-Arnaud
Design and production of the comic strip and scenography, puppets, and performance: Magali Chouinard
Creation of the soundscape: Julien Robert
Collaboration on the scenic writing (street performance): Karine St-Arnaud
Editing advisor (storyboard/comic strip): Christian Quesnel
Performative body advisor (inhabited installation): Sylvie Tourangeau
Mask performance advisor: Johanne Benoît
Outside eye (street performance): Myriame Larose
Child’s costume adjustments: Marie Muyard
Magali Chouinard would like to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Festival des Casteliers, Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay (FIAMS), Festival Marionnettes plein la rue and 1001 Patentes qui bougent.