- We often hear about the "big family of theatre people", with all that this expression implies in terms of cohesion and mutual aid.
More than ever, this expression has taken on its full meaning within our troupe during this complicated period related to the pandemic, which has kept us away from the stage for 1 year and a half.
Despite this opposite fate, and against all odds, our troop held on, and we adapted to the events, and to the health situation. First, we tasted the "joys" of rehearsals in videoconference: a way of working really not adapted to theatrical practice, then we had the "pleasure" of rehearsing with masks, which allowed us to refine our speech, before finally being able to find ourselves together on stage, without constraints for a few weeks.
Thanks to Marie-Silvia Manuel, our teacher and director, who is the cement of our troupe and who has watched over our theatrical activity throughout the various lockdowns, we are currently working hard to present our next show in November which will be our last nod to this exceptional period. This one is called "down with the masks!": a whole program, indeed..........
Jean-Jacques MAILLARD - President of the troupe Les Cabotins
New show - season 2021
As the period we are living in is difficult, it restricts contacts, it is a source of gloom and pessimism, the Cabotins have just taken the opposite view: with this BAS LES MASQUES, they want to convey a positive message, full of humor and energy. Joy, laughter and complicity are part of this new game played by the Cabotins. I designed the show thanks to their desires, their references and their desire to communicate their good mood to the spectators.
To allow this ringing from one program to another, from one excerpt to another, from one scene to another, television has invented something great: zapping. So let us borrow from television these incessant jumps, these passages from one channel to another, which allow us to evoke cult scenes, authors, extracts known to all, and which played once again in the theater by the Cabotin comrades, are good for the morale of all.
Marie-Silvia Manuel - Director and designer of the show
Workshop for young people
The pandemic has also not spared the functioning of youth theatre workshops, and the past season, like the previous one, has been greatly disrupted by the different phases of confinement.
In any case, by dint of tenacity and personal involvement, the professor, Jimmy Mineau, managed to maintain a certain cohesion throughout the year within the various workshops, whose participants presented the result of their work at the end of June to their relatives and friends.
The new season should take place under better auspices. Already, nearly 80 young people are registered for these workshops for the start of the September school year.
New ergonomics of the site
As you discover, the ergonomics of the site has changed. For reasons of GDPR compliance and other technical constraints, it was necessary to rework the sections a little but everything is there. Some novelties also and in particular the possibility now to bring, with kindness (:-), your comments online in the blog comments
Dimitri - Webmaster of the www.lescabotins.org website
A voir sans modération
The videos of Entertainment in an armchair due to confinement of our director Marie-Sylvia Manuel