Musical show for young audiences: Le Jardin

Royaumont Festival: artists in the garden

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Laure Gouget narration, direction
Johanne Mathaly cello, compositions
Maxime Échardour percussions, compositions
Laurent Contamin text
James Angot light creation

In a botanical garden, a flock of animals unite to cheer up the mistress of the place. There is Bonzo the squirrel, Kiko the hedgehog, Enzo the carrier pigeon, Venus the ladybug, Lola the frog, Hadi the duck but also Vincent the writer… All came out of the imagination of Laurent Contamin, one of the most fertile authors of the moment for young people, who had subtitled this text “It is forbidden for fish to nibble the feet of turtles.
At the center of a poetic staging, the animals’ movements are set to music by Johanne Mathaly, First Prize cellist at the Lyon Conservatory, and Maxime Echardour, who designed a fascinating instrument for this project, made of objects borrowed from nature and recycled materials. In their miniature world, where all living beings are in gentle dialogue, questions related to the environment (but also to difference, disability and complementarity) receive the most harmonious answers.

Les artistes au jardin

Les 3 et 4 juin 2023, la Fondation propose un premier week-end du Festival de Royaumont. C’est également l’occasion de célébrer les 50 ans de l’Association des amis de Royaumont et de profiter des Rendez-vous aux jardins organisés par le ministère de la Culture…

Tarif unique par journée : 10 € (excepté pour la sieste sonore). Gratuité accordée aux Amis de Royaumont. Sur réservation, dans la limite des places disponibles.

All dates

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Practical information / Ticket office

By phone:
01 30 35 58 00

Single rate per day: 10 €.
Free of charge to the Friends of Royaumont.
By reservation, within the limits of available places.


Réservations exclusivement sur Internet. La billetterie est à votre disposition du lundi au vendredi par téléphone, si vous rencontrez des difficultés avec les réservations en ligne

This show was supported by the CLEA GPS&O 2018-2019 and the DRAC Île-de-France
The show benefited from an artistic creation residency at the Théâtre de la Nacelle, in partnership with the Ensemble Almaviva.