Circus for infants and toddlers
Le Mobile mixes circus arts, storytelling, singing and music in order to give toddlers an immersive experience while introducing them to performance arts. The child revisits his or her mobile, magnified by moving bodies, tracing lights and shadows by their choreographies, through the rhythms of the songs and shape-changing objects. Hanging from the suspended objects, the artists pull the children in a space of trust allowing openness and receptivity to moments of proximity and eccentricity. Le Mobile is a musical circus performance presenting original compositions and drawing inspiration from literary works and classics from different countries. The choir is in the spotlight, whether it is during ballads, a round dance or a chanson à répondre, and the public is invited to join in. Parents also enter their children’s cosy universe and accompany them in their first artistic adventure.
director | Sandy Bessette
artists | Sandy Bessette – Julie Choquette – Simon Fournier – Nadine Louis – Thedore Spencer | substitute Laurence Racine – Delphine Verronneau
creation collaborators | Erin Drumheller – Bailey Eng – Mélanie Cullin – Charmaine Leblanc
scenography| La marche du crabe + Benoit Archambault – Daniel Bennett
costumes | La marche du crabe with the eye of Sarah Dubé
“The Mobile has achieved success across the Atlantic by taking on the challenge of offering a kinesthetic experience to infants.”Le clou dans la planche - France
“No need to understand what is being said: we must be rid of language and "simply"
“While the silk drape captivates the young, it reflects the parents’ perception of their child’s first years sheltered in a cocoon, safe from the outside world.“
“As the toddlers will be captivated by the music, the songs, the movements and the colours - the parents will not be left behind.”La PRESSE - Montreal
“The Mobile becomes an opportunity to bring together parents going through the process of discovering their very own infant.”Le DEVOIR
“By mixing several languages, the show is thus a real immersion in a comforting bubble where singing, lullabies, acrobatic dance, and music stimulate the little ones, their senses, all the while creating a discovery experience.”
“Bessette therefore invites the infants and their parents to enjoy an artistic intimacy, a timeless bubble that will certainly leave a mark.”
It's a very comforting show. It's entirely new. "Le Journal de Montréal - Montreal