How I learned to talk with birds

Comment j’ai appris à parler aux oiseaux

  • Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto
    2550, rue Ontario
    Saturday November 16, 2019
    3:30 pm
  • Salle Iro-Valaskakis-Tembeck — Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
    6400, avenue de Monkland (angle Benny)
    Saturday November 23, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • Auditorium Le Prévost
    7355, rue Christophe-Colomb
    Saturday February 8, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • Pavillon de l’Entrepôt — Complexe culturel Guy-Descary
    2901, boulevard Saint-Joseph
    514-634-3471, poste 302
    Sunday February 23, 2020
    1:30 pm
  • Quai 5160
    5160, boulevard LaSalle
    514-872-4995
    Saturday February 29, 2020
    2:00 pm
  • Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord
    12004, boulevard Rolland
    Saturday March 7, 2020
    2:00 pm
  • Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée
    911, rue Jean-Talon Est
    Sunday March 15, 2020
    11:00 am

Humans… they’re too complicated! So Miss Mouche practices flying and learns the language of birds. Poetic, touching and comical, this solo combines storytelling, projections, music and zany dances. Dynamic projections of fanciful birds from Buffon’s encyclopedia from the 18th century bring forward Les Filles électriques’ signature aesthetic, a blend of vintage and fantastical imagery.

D. Kimm, artist-of-all-trades, has created an endearing character with a clownish touch. It’s hard not to fall in love with Miss Mouche and her penchant for kung fu and hip-hop. Be ready for your imagination to take off with Miss Mouche’s wacky tales and giant bird projections straight out of Buffon’s 18th-century encyclopedia.

The artist had the opportunity to take part in creation residencies at the Salle Albert-Dumochel in Valleyfield (Valspec), at the Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal and at the Maison de la culture Parc-Extension. An initial version of the show was presented at the Les Coups de Théâtre (2016) and Petits Bonheurs (2017) festivals. The finalized version was a resounding success when it was presented in 2018 at the National Arts Centre’s French Theatre in Ottawa.

The show lasts 45 minutes and is geared towards families, particularly children ages 4 to 9 (kindergarten & primary school, 1st to 4th year). It can be presented in small to medium-sized venues.

Creation team

  • Concept, text, staging & interpretation: D. Kimm
  • Music: Guido Del Fabbro
  • Lighting: Lucie Bazzo
  • Video projections: Allison Moore
  • Costumes & accessories: Lucie Bazzo, Maude Audet, Erica Schmitz, Nicole Villiger, Catherine Fournier-Poirier
  • Dramaturgical counsel: Jasmine Dubé, Simon Boulerice
  • Outside eye: Danielle Lecourtois, Hélène Langevin, Yves Dagenais