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For children aged 4 to 12 who are too young to attend the show on Saturday at 6pm, the "garderie artistique" offers an experience linked to the show. During each garderie, children will discover a work of art, an artist or a singular practice, exploring sometimes through a plastic practice, sometimes through oral or corporal expression. They'll take part in a series of activities designed to hold the attention of even the youngest children, and offer an experience suited to every age group.
When they're reunited with the rest of the family, the youngest can share a rich and unusual experience, linked to that of their elders. All the more reason to get excited about the works they've seen and experienced! 


Marion Even is a visual artist and mask maker. She works in the performing arts for plays and films, and in collaboration with designers, photographers and scenographers. She leads art and mask-making workshops for a variety of audiences in museums, theaters, associations and schools. For 5 years, she supervised a theater mask sculpture workshop for adults at the Paris-Ateliers association.

→ For children aged 4 to 12 (15 children maximum)
→ From 5:30 p.m. to 30 minutes after the end of the show
→ Open to ticket holders for the show concerned
→ €6 per child
→ Reservations essential and possible up to 48 hours before the show (subject to availability)
→ Online or por call 03 88 35 70 10


Saturday, October 21 : Pampering language
Saturday, November 11 :Waré Mono
Saturday, December 9 : Dear
Saturday, December 16 : My favorite color
Saturday, January 27 : A.N.G.S.T.
Saturday, February 3 : MA_Creature
Saturday, February 10 : Day 6
Saturday, March 23 : Les Acrobates - /T(e)r:::r/Ie::::r
Saturday, April 6 : An Exhibition
Saturday, April 13 : The night the day dawned


Pampering language


In connection with the show Pampering language

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Petite Scène

Focusing on the discovery of animal language through sound work The great animal orchestra by Bernie Krause (musician and recorder of soundscapes), children will develop their listening, imitation and imagination skills in a vocal, physical and visual workshop linked to this great bestiary. Did you say "language"?



In connection with the show Waré Mono 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main stage

And what if, instead of throwing away our broken toys, we mended them: what would become of their cracks if we covered them with gold powder? Would they become more beautiful? 

Based on the Japanese art of kintsugiThe TJP's garderie - transformed into an ephemeral hospital for broken toys - invites children to take care of these objects. With their flaws making them unique, children will honor them by decorating them, then they'll be invited to tell the real or fantasized story of the toy they've brought (wooden or plastic toy, stuffed animal, doll, etc.) And what stories do your toy's wounds tell?



In connection with the show Dear

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main stage

Who hasn't lost something dear to them? Sometimes its disappearance creates in us a lack by its absence. We'll be discussing the objects we've lost in this artistic workshop, which resonates with the work of several artists (painter René Magritte and visual artists Liu Bolin and Cecilia Paredes). The children will try their hand at a variety of plastic techniques, drawing inspiration from the plastic principles visible in the works to address these open yet intimate questions of loss and lack, presence and absence, and attachment. Those wishing to do so will be able to write a letter to their beloved lost object, and express their feelings at the microphone in the TJP phone booth.

And you, what object did you lose? And where do you imagine it now?



In connection with the show My favorite color

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main stage

What's your favorite color? And do you know why? We'll talk about our preferences for certain shades, and with Anna Llenas' pop-up book The color of emotions, we'll be thinking about the color we might assign to our moods. 
We'll focus on the characteristics of facial expressions that communicate our emotions, using well-known works of art as a starting point, and have fun reproducing them in mimicry, then painting them into a host of expressive faces! What color would a fearful, happy or angry face be? As a final touch, we'll play with our perception of these painted faces using colored theater lights. Come and experience the transformative powers and magic that colored light can have on your painting!

By the way, did you know that mixing shades gives different results depending on whether the color is made of matter or light? 

This workshop involves painting: bring a large T-shirt that can get dirty, an apron or a smock..



In connection with the show A.N.G.S.T.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main stage

Fear is a natural emotion that we can't control, and which invades us to tell us to be careful. Through the book There's a nightmare in my closet by Mercer Mayer, we'll look at fear: how does it manifest itself in our bodies? When do we feel it and why? How do we react to it? Once we've explored our fears, we'll role-play them in the form of shadow monsters, staged photographically with props and lighting.

What are your biggest fears? 
Come and confront them by becoming what scares you, or by ridiculing what scares you...



In connection with the show MA_Creature

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main stage

Anyone who says they've never disobeyed is lying! We'll put our cards on the table, recounting our biggest rebellions, and try to explain why we disobeyed at those moments, and what it felt like to do so. Through physical and role-playing games, in pairs or groups, we'll have fun playing with established rules, shaking them up as we see fit. We'll then try to render our disobedience in plastic form, using cut-out images. What does freedom of choice mean for ourselves and others? What are your most frequent disobediences?



In connection with the show Day 6

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Main stage

En piste! Circus movement in pop-up format 

If you were a circus performer, what artistic discipline would you pursue?
Inspired by visuals, children will use scissors and multicolored paper to learn the art of pop-up, creating a card that will give rise to a little circus act. 
Will it be surprising, poetic or stressful? Will it make you dream or hold your breath?

And what circus act will you come up with?



In connection with the show Les Acrobates - /T(e)r:::r/Ie::::r

6 to 9 p.m.
Petite Scène

Several animals gathered in the same burrow to hibernate. After many contortions, everyone was able to enter. But how will it all work out? Will they fight or make do?

After drawing the animals in question on paper, participants will become puppeteers, setting their drawings in motion and staging them in crowded situations.

Will cohabitation be pleasant or difficult? Only they can invent it!



In connection with the show An Exhibition

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Main stage

Dive into the heart of artistic creation and presentation! 

Participants take it in turns to take on the roles of artist and curator, creating works of art in a short space of time, based on a set of playful constraints chosen at random. They will then collectively choose their mode of presentation to create an exhibition that the participants will present to their parents at the end of the show.



In connection with the show The night the day dawned

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main stage
4 to 8 years

What's important to you and makes you want to commit to doing something? What would you do out of love for other people, or out of conviction or anger?

In this session, we'll look at what drives us and makes us want to take action. We'll try to express this commitment in drawing and writing, in the form of posters, so that we can proclaim loud and clear what we're capable of doing out of love, conviction or anger!