Summary

Reality meets fantasy in this unique live performance-installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in an urban setting. Travel to a strange, poetic and baffling universe that takes you through a carefully studied overview of sheep behaviour. Les moutons has mesmerized audiences all over the world. Each moment is savoured… time stands still…

Credits

  • Choreography and concept: Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon
  • Directed by: Sylvie Bouchard
  • Costume design: Joanne Leblanc
  • Costume reconstruction: Nina Okens
  • Sound scape: Phil Strong
  • Pen construction: Larry Hahn

Les moutons was first created by Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon under the Company CORPUS.

Reviews

Simple, but a stroke of genius.” – Het Volk, Belgium

The sheep stare vacantly and irremediably as a truly pastoral poetry emerges.” – Meuse, Bar-le-duc, France

It must have taken months of close study to learn how to impersonate sheep so effectively but, when a dog was prompted to bark angrily and audience members even offered nibbles, their success was unquestionable.” – The National Post

Performance History

Les moutons was performed in Toronto, Vancouver, Australia, Japan and throughout Ontario and Europe. The piece was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award for Best Choreography in 2003 and has mesmerized audiences all over the world.

 

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