A loner and his trike embark on a mysterious voyage;
peddling through dark alleys, at the crossroads between the worlds.
A renegade “carny” from the Fairground rides a tricycle and pulls a trailer full of objects that seem most insignificant; boxes and scraps of things rusted and broken. However, hidden within is a deep mystery of buried memories and fragmented dreams. His Tricycle becomes his accomplice; transforming itself at moments into a Wheel of Fortune, a Ferris Wheel, a Punch Clock, a Beautiful Woman and a Beast. His Trailer and the boxes within it reveal secrets; changing into cityscapes, back alleys, cargo ships and fairgrounds.
Through a strange and mysterious ritual of introspection, the Tricycle guides the man who relives his birth in a cardboard box, his first love, his life as a showman and his escape from the entertainment industry. His boxes mirror him as a sad jack in the box, a cannonball man... he confronts his mother in the form of a spider, and gets caught in her web, and finally becomes a moth that flies away like a shadow. Free.
Les Sages Fous is inspired, among others, by men who roam our city of Trois-Rivières on their old tricycles, looking for all kinds of materials they carry on their makeshift trailers. Each of these men collects something specific (metal, furniture, appliances etc). Each of these men has his own myth; why he went solo and why he lives under the radar.
The company is also inspired by people who make folk art; those who are not professional artists, with all the baggage and allegiance to the institutions involved. With Tricyckle Les Sages Fous hope to break down barriers between high culture and popular art.
Note about the music
The music for Tricyckle is all made with invented instruments with found objects created by Christian Laflamme
Tricyckle was created and developed by South Miller, Jacob Brindamour and Sylvain Longpré
Actor/puppeteer: Jacob Brindamour
Direction and puppets: South Miller
Assistant director: Olivia Faye Lathulière
Scenography: Sylvain Longpré
Music: Christian Laflamme
Lighting and technical direction: Patrice Daigneault
Welding, carpenting and miscellaneous fabrications: Tim Lucassen, Jan Erik Skarby og Jack Markussen
Figurteatret/ Nordland Visual Theatre:
Geir-Ove Andersen, Preben Faye-Schjøll, Ing Randi Johansen, Tim Lucassen, Jan Erik Skarby og Anne Sørfjell.
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