Les Vagues

Ice choir show


A metaphor of time, waves are both the image of permanent flow and the symbol of impermanence.

In “The Waves”, Virginia Woolf sketches the individual journeys of different characters taken at each stage of their life, superimposed on the atmospheric variations of a seascape described throughout the same day.

Ice is the mirror of this fragility, its transformation into water shows us the organic links between man and nature. This choir of ice feet becomes an expanse of water where colors intermingle to reflect the image of our planet.

By placing humans at the heart of cyclical time, this project responds to this current need to “re-animate” our relationship to the world.


Staging and scenography Élise Vigneron
Puppeteers Chloée Sanchez, Kristina Dementeva in alternation with Zoé Lizot, Loïc Carcassès, Thomas Cordeiro, Azusa Takeuchi
Displays Marion Stoufflet
Actor’s direction Stéphanie Farison
Light creation Christian Dubet
Sound design Géraldine Foucault in collaboration with Pascal Charrier
General management Samson Milcent
Puppet construction and plastic collaboration Arnaud Louski-Pane

Production & supports

Production Théâtre de l’Entrouvert
Coproduction (ongoing) Les Théâtres – Aix-en-Provence et Marseille (13) / Théâtre National de Nice (06) / Le Manège, scène nationale – Reims (51) / Théâtre de Châtillon – Clamart (92) / Le Cratère, scène nationale – Alès (30) / La Halle aux grains, scène nationale – Blois (41) / Théâtre La Passerelle, scène nationale – Gap et Alpes du Sud (05) / La Garance, scène nationale – Cavaillon (84) / Le PIVO – Pôle itinérant en Val d’Oise – Théâtre en territoire, scène conventionnée – Eaubonne (95) / Le Théâtre à la Coque, centre national de la marionnette – Hennebont (56) / L’Espace Jéliote, centre national de la marionnette – Oloron-Sainte-Marie (64) / L’ Odyssée, scène conventionnée – Périgueux (24) / Théâtre Jean Vilar – Vitry sur Seine (94) / Théâtre du Bois de l’Aune – Aix-en-Provence (13) / Centre Dramatique des Villages du Haut Vaucluse, scène conventionnée – Valréas (84) / Espace Périphérique – Paris, La Villette (75)