Fred Pougeard has let himself be carried away by Ovid's river-poem of fabulous and terrible twists and turns, whose stories are mirrors of our own moults. They shed light on our own intimate metamorphoses. The storyteller's free adaptation, accompanied by Renaud Collet and his instrumentarium, is inspired by the distant fragrance of Alexandre Vialatte's delightful chronicles: a way of laughing at the gods, ourselves and our times.
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"To place the possibility of wonder and escape on the fifth element, sadness. With the idea of laughter, too, by adding absurdity and derision. So that, supported by the powerful framework of the story, I could laugh at myself and at my time. With Renaud Collet, who divines, somehow, the musical directions I sense for a story but can't explain in words; he has a great talent for improvisation." Fred Pougeard
Audience: 11+ years