Cie Une de Plus in "Trois"
On stage, two puppets played by actors whose costumes hide all traces of human skin. First there’s the small puppet, which is born before our very eyes. With its first clumsy movements, finding it difficult to stay upright the new-born discovers the heavy laws of gravity. Then comes the second human puppet, perched high up on stilts, wearing a sort of wooden armour and looking a bit like those little wooden characters used in a furniture polish advert... This giant is going to take the little one under his wing and guide her through her first paces; he’ll even find her a playmate from the audience. But very rapidly, the child will want to do things by herself and cut the strings attaching her to an over-protective father. By destroying his power, the child finally accedes to her own autonomous existence… (Tuesday to Sunday)