Le Petit Bain
Johanny Bert / Théâtre de Romette
There’s a man taking a bath.
No, he’s a dancer who is sculpting clouds.
No, it’s a cloud cradling a dancer in its arms.
No, it’s a man creating landscapes in order to disappear into them.
No, it’s something else entirely.
Imagined for very young audiences and the adults accompanying them, Le Petit Bain is a creation based on material which is at once concrete, recognizable for the child – but which can also become an abstraction, a playing field for the imagination: bubble bath.
Working with this fascinating material is a dancer who sculpts the foam to create fragile masses, landscapes and a number of ephemeral characters.
Le Petit Bain (The Little Bath)
Young audience work for audiences 2 years and older (and the adults accompanying them)
World premiere February 2017
Conception and direction Johanny Bert
Artistic collaboration Yan Raballand
Performer Rémy Bénard, Samuel Watts, Manuel Gouffran (alternately)
Artistic assistant Christine Caradec
Lighting design and technical director Gilles Richard
Sound design and engineer Simon Muller
Engineers Bertrand Pallier, Marc De Frutos, Véronique Guidevaux, Jean-Baptiste de Tonquedec
Plastician Judith Dubois
Costumes Pétronille Salomé
Set design Aurélie Thomas
Set construction Fabrice Coudert assisted by Eui-Suk Cho
Booklet commissions Alexandra Lazarescou, Marie Nimier, Thomas Gornet
Photography Jean-Louis Fernandez
Administration, production, touring Mathieu Hilléreau, Les Indépendances
House capacity: 80 people (including all guests and their escorts)
Running time 30 minutes
Production: Théâtre de Romette
Partners: Théâtre Nouvelle génération CDN – Lyon, Théâtre Paris Villette – Paris, Graines de spectacles – Clermont Ferrand, CDN de Montluçon, La Cour des Trois Coquins – Clermont-Ferrand.
Le Théâtre de Romette is registered by the French Ministry of Culture, and by the city of Clermont-Ferrand, and is supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Johanny Bert is an Associated Artist at La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, scène nationale.