Betty devenue Boop, ou les Anordinaires
Interstices & La Bulle Bleue | Barbara Métais-Chastanier | Marie Lamachère
Wednesday 21 Sept | 6pm | FR
Thursday 22 Sept | 11am | FR
Thursday 22 Sept | 3pm | FR
This is the tale of a dog told from the perspective of that dog: the life of a guard dog who experiences the precariousness of her owner’s lifestyle who is an undocumented migrant worker. After several years of moving from car trunks to hypermarket car parks… Betty, a 7-year-old German Shepard is torn away from Adaba – whose life is evidently not good for her. Through encounters with Émilie the granddaughter, Éric the pebble, and others, Betty becomes Boop. This animal account of hospitality takes us on a journey of the struggles and resilience of Betty, Adaba and Émilie. The dreams and trials of these characters are told to us through hand and glove puppets.
Barbara Métais-Chastanier was inspired by her encounter with a group of undocumented migrants about which she has written the Chroniques des Invisibles (Chronicles of the Invisible (Le Passager Clandestin, 2017)) and 81 Avenue Victor Hugo. Cowritten with Olivier Coulon-Jablonka and Camille Plagnet (2015).
The performance on Thursday the 22nd is followed by a stage edge (more info below).