Designed specifically for the 8th “French Games”, Life of Pi is a show freely inspired by Yann Martel’s novel. It’s the story of a boy surviving a shipwreck by spending eight months on the Pacific Ocean with a tiger. Thanks to an implacable will to exist and a saving imagination, the young Pi will tame his inner beast.
With their performance Life of Pi, Collectif Pi was formed by Emilie Racine to represent Canada in the “Giant Puppets” discipline at the 8th Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in July 2017. Collective Pi won the silver medal in his discipline.
Giant puppets (habited, fragmented, bunraku, half body)
Ambulatory (20 min) and fixed show (20 min)
For all. Several performances a day.
Tour team: 4 people
Adaptation, stage direction and visual design: Emilie Racine
Mechanical Design and Technical Direction: Carl Vincent
Original Music and Sound Design: Jean-François Gladu
Narration: Léa Philippe
Puppeteers (variable team): Carl Vincent, Léa Philippe, Colin St-Cyr Duhamel, Lucile Prosper, Sara Demers and Emilie Racine