Creating poetic spaces that reflect community challenges in contemporary society, BERCEURS DU TEMPS mix artistic mediums – dance, theatre, performance, sound and visual arts – around the idea of voice as a relationship vector. Founded in 2016 by choreographer Sarah Dell’Ava and dramaturg Ilya Krouglikov, the company aims to bring art to citizens in an unpredictable and diverted fashion, to revisit our relationship to time and to the beauty of the world. Participatory, intergenerational and inclusive, its projects seek to fulfill the creative potential of each individual in a dynamic of openness to oneself, to others and to the environment. Following Bercer le temps / Lulling Time installation, still touring after more than 150 performances over six years, they value sharing, heritage and transmission through co-creation and cultural mediation initiatives with the youth and the elderly.
BERCER LE TEMPS / LULLING TIME
participatory sound installation
A haven of poetic tranquility, BERCER LE TEMPS / LULLING TIME immerses passersby into a world of lullabies. A dozen rocking chairs set in a park, a square, or even a busy street corner, whisper tunes gathered since the project's inception in 2016, recorded by participants in a mobile studio on site. Their childhood memories feed the living archive that makes the chairs of this participatory installation sing.
> A living archive of more than 1 500 lullabies in 75 languages collected since 2016 and soon available on the project website. For an overview of its riches, please visit https://berceursdutemps.ca/#archive.
> A different selection of songs at each location.
> Up to 300 visitors daily in 5-6 hours of activity.
> More than 150 performances in 6 years in multidisciplinary events and festivals.