2023
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Une petite fête –
Cabaret de la dissidence

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Summary

THE LITTLE STORY …

Two spirited, uninhibited characters are your hosts at a secret party that’s a bit mischievous, a bit exuberant – a party where a bit of gentle misbehaviour is easily forgiven. In fact, no grown-ups are allowed! So, well … maybe a few get the special privilege of attending, but only a few. Because here, in this Cabaret de la dissidence, it’s the children who decide.

A CABARET OF DISSIDENCE

Une petite fête is a cabaret, composed of a series of short scenes for two actors and a musician. To celebrate Le Carrousel’s 50th season, the company deploys all of its dissidence in a self-contained, immersive offering that brings 100 audience members at a time into a wonderful world that combines carnival and fairground. The small capacity, autonomous handmade lighting, original costumes, and live music joyously bring this slightly mad cabaret to life.

DON’T DO THIS, DON’T DO THAT

Every day, children have to follow rules, meet expectations, and show good behaviour. With humour and intelligence, Une petite fête – Cabaret de la dissidence leads children, without danger, into the land of gentle misbehaviour. Must we obey everything? The funny, fast-paced numbers address this question compassionately and philosophically, while celebrating freedom and spirit, respect and kindliness, and the pleasure of being together.

Children 5 to 8 years old
45 minutes
100 spectators
Creative team

Playwright
Martin Bellemare

Director
Marie-Eve Huot

Assistant director
Alexandra Sutto

Cast
Mathieu Gosselin, Pénélope Ducharme and Némo Venba

Production and technical director
Nicolas Fortin

Music
Diane Labrosse

Set and props
Margot Lacoste

Lighting
Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun assisté de Nicola Dubois

Costumes and props
Sarah Chabrier

Hair and makeup
Suzanne Trépanier

Dramaturgy consultant
Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle

Sound and lighting manager
Rébecca Brouillard

Une petite fête – Cabaret de la dissidence is a production of Le Carrousel, compagnie de théâtre, in co-production with Théâtre français of the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and the Société de développement culturel de Terrebonne.

Developed in collaboration with the National Creation Fund of the National Arts Centre of Canada.

Photos : David Ospina

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