by Lynn on May 25, 2024

in The Passionate Playgoer

Live and in person at the Daniels Spectrum, in association with The Wee Festival, Toronto, Ont. Produced by ak Entrepôt (from Strasbourg)

This Production plays until Sunday, May 26, 2024.

Concept and direction, Laurance Henry

Performed by Harrison Mpaya and Jordan Malfoy

Costumes by Sophie Hoarau

Philosophical gaze and dialogue by Dominique Paquet

Music by Sylvain Robine

Two characters meet, each has their own language of speaking, of moving. They try to connect and communicate – through dance, through play!

Each uses a large wood block to create their own world, unbeknownst to the other, until they discover one another and one tries to get the attention and make friends with the other, and the other ignores him. This motivates the first person to be persistent and continue to try and challenge the other to be friends. The blocks are wonderful and contain stuff for the imagination. The physicality of the two performers and their whimsy is wonderful. The young children are totally engaged.

ak Entrepôt presents:

Plays until May 26 at 11 am and 2 pm

Running time: 40 minutes

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