By Bird Bouchard
The Théâtre des Petites Lanternes recently announced the beginning of its new landscape theatre project, Territoires.
Under the artistic direction of Kristelle Holliday, the project aims to question the role human beings occupy in their environment and highlight their relationship with nature. Territoires wishes to bring the community together around intergenerational and intercultural artistic projects, with the desire to invest in the urban landscape by offering several moments of meetings and exchanges.
“This new creation of landscape theater wants to offer a way of rethinking the world around us in order to take a closer look at the tiny elements that compose it,” said Holliday, who said the project emerged from conversations around the climate crisis.
The first year of programming will open spaces for discussion and reflection with the public. Inspired by multiple readings, artistic creations, scientific and philosophical reflections and time spent in the Estrie territory, Holliday said ‘Territoires’ invites the public to a multitude of meetings to question the place of the human in the ecology of our planet.
“Bit by bit, I started questioning more what role humans play and what’s the link between us and the rest of the environment,” she said.