Days and nights follow one another at a steady pace, and like the little prince, we follow the adventures of a young boy living on a planet lost on the edge of the stars. These stars seem to be the only companions of this child. Sometimes with a few dance steps, sometimes with shadow puppets, all with perfect synchronization, his story is told to us.
The show begins with the sounds of a rain stick with a high-pitched and crystalline tinkle, then the music follows the rhythm of the days and nights, sometimes live. Hand pan and ukulele are played by a goddess of sound, benevolent and attentive to the needs of the little boy.
A few comments beyond, give us some indications on what unfolds before our eyes, just what is needed. The three dancers are light, they reflect the thoughts of the young boy, without borders but directed by time and space. Each one represents an aspect of the boy's personality.
In a simple set, the shadow puppets add a certain perspective. I particularly liked the pepper mill that becomes a lighthouse ready to guide travellers, wanderers or lost souls. The winged bicycle also reminds us of the story of a well-known alien who wanted to find his home.
Poetic and playful, this show will enchant young and old. Cushions at the front of the room invite children and free them from the rigidity of traditional seats.
If you have kept a child's soul, you will appreciate this moment of sweetness and magic, and it is good for these times of pandemic.