Based on the book La forêt de Racine by Mélusine Thiry

Racine is not like other little boys, no one has noticed that a forest has grown inside his head. Fleeing from a hostile grandmother and traumatic daily life, he runs into it to take refuge. It is in this encroaching forest, which changes with his emotions, that the little boy sets off on the most surprising adventures, gradually tracing a path that leads him back to himself.

The Ben Aïm brothers interweave their creative ideas with the unique imagination of the author, illustrator and videographer Mélusine Thiry. The scenography and video projections take the audience on a poetic journey between virtual images and bodies in motion, immersing them into a world that is as moving as it is extraordinary.

 

Artistic team and partners

Choreography and set design : Christian and François Ben Aïm

Performance : Grégoire Puren or Lee Davern, Gill Viandier or Vincent Delétang

Videos : Mélusine Thiry

Music : Jean-Baptiste Sabiani

Lights : Laurent Patissier

Costumes : Dulcie Best

Lighting director : Laurent Patissier or Patrice Pépin

Sound and videos production : Luc Béril or Sébastien Teulié

Actor film : Aurélie Berland

Voice-over : Fanny Eidel – Biju-Duval, Christian Ben Aïm

Production : CFB 451

Coproductions : Espace 1789 – Saint-Ouen / Théâtre de Rungis / Accueil studio CCN de Roubaix Nord Pas de Calais – Carolyn Carlson

Support : Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson

Choreographic residency : Vélo Théâtre – Apt