"Waves, All That Glows Sees" – A Gentle Poetic Theatre for the Very Little Ones

  • Posted on December 20, 2023

“It’s so beautiful, so tender. There are also silences, and the serenity brought by silence. A real bubble of contemplation and joy is built around the youngsters.” - Radio-Canada

Vernon, BC – Waves, All That Glows Sees, a show by Véronique Côté from Théâtre des Confettis, is set to perform at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre with two performances on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 9:15 am and 11:00 am. Part of SPOTLIGHT 2023-24 First Stages Series, Waves is a simple, gentle and poetic show for kids 18 months to four years old. The touring cast features Guy Daniel Tremblay and Frédéric Brunet.

The show is inspired by the quote "Tout ce qui brille voit" (All that glows sees), taken from Gaston Bachelard's "La poétique de l'espace." Their performers invite audiences to follow a quaint pathway of shells and stones leading to a tent made of sheets and sit inside the set. Inside, a tall man is dreaming of the sea. He makes sand appear, then turtles, seagulls and fish, and then dune grass, the sky, boats and the time that passes. Beside him, another man makes music and lets his voice float over the ocean. Sweet melodies calm the heart in this charming imaginary holiday to the sea.

VDPAC’s Artistic Director Erin Kennedy shares,Waves is a magical and gentle first theatre experience for little ones and their caregivers.”

Reviews highlight the joy and tranquillity experienced by both children, parents and teachers. MonThéâtre hails it as “a simple, gentle and poetic voyage introducing children to the world of theatre.”

Hélène Blanchard and Judith Savard, co-founders and first artistic co-directors of Le Théâtre des Confettis, share, “For several years now, we have wanted to address our work to very young children. We entrusted our dream and this delicate, demanding challenge to Véronique Côté.” “Theatre for babies implies commitment, but a commitment that draws us in. It’s hope in its purest form. It’s an attempt to talk with the beginning of the world,” adds Côté.

Waves, All That Glows Sees brings a delicate and mesmerizing experience for audiences of all ages, transcending conventional expectations of children's theatre.

The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre presents Waves, All That Glows Sees on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM. Tickets are $12 for All Ages. The performance is 35-45 minutes. For Waves, All That Glows Sees video preview and SPOTLIGHT Season subscription details, please visit www.vdpac.ca. For tickets, please call Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or online at ticketseller.ca.


Ticket Link: https://www.ticketseller.ca/tickets/event/waves-all-that-glows-sees


About Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is a non-profit, charitable organization devoted to fostering artists, their work, and live performance in all genres and for all ages. The Society operates the Performing Arts Centre (VDPAC) on behalf of the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) and with the support of over 30 staff and 200 volunteers. Each year, we present our SPOTLIGHT Season of over 30 diverse performances, complemented by over 125 concerts, festivals, and special events. We select professional touring productions to entertain, enlighten, move and amuse our patrons. Altogether, they offer audiences of all ages a world of unforgettable live theatre experiences. Please visit: https://vdpac.ca/ & https://ticketseller.ca/

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Josué Beaucage Waves Musician Louise Leblanc
Photo: Louise Leblanc
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