The Transformative Cultural Circus
A mix of entertainment and art like no other.
A dynamic, refreshingly intimate show.
- Washington Square News (New York, USA, 2017)
My only regret is that I do not have six stars to give.
- Boston EVENTS Insider
An infallible circus-dance-theatre-rock recipe that brings us right back to our hearts while warming our stomachs!
- Le Monde (France)
The audience leaves the theatre nibbling the banana bread, happily sniffing the smells of baking as they go,
wanting to share Cuisine & Confessions with friends.
- Montreal Gazette
The joy of cooking.
A remarkably familial, interactive ensemble piece.
- Montreal Gazette (Canada)
We just love Cuisine & Confessions!
- Metro (Canada)
Warm, generous, enveloping… Very well done and very, very moving…
There are certain weeks when one feels particularly privileged to be a cultural commentator.
Deeply satisfying nourishment on so many levels.
- Georgia Straight (Canada, Vancouver)
A joyous dance party vibe.
- The Boston Globe (USA)
The wow moments just keep on coming.
- Georgia Straight (Vancouver, Canada, 2017)
Satisfying and Delightful
- Time Square Chronicles (New York, USA, 2017)
As individuals, we are ourselves composed of ingredients, a unique recipe of blood memories.
A recipe passed through generations.
A memory so deeply embedded in our conscious, it takes carefully concocted smells and tastes to bring it to the surface.
Storytelling through food: this is the sweet taste of my childhood, of a summer breeze through a screen door. Or the hot-chocolate-dampened lips of a first kiss.
Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tisane and a pot of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses — the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of roasted oregano — leading us through a span of times and countries, all the while the iconic kitchen our common meeting point.
THE STORIES ARE TRUE - Cuisine & Confessions was built on the real-life personal stories of each cast member....
18 cities, 13 states, 42 shows...
“What if we do a cooking show?” ...
Les 7 doigts de la main (2003) Inc.
Shana Carroll & Sébastien Soldevila
Coproducers Châteauvallon-Scène Nationale (Ollioules, France), Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne – Scène nationale de l’Oise en préfiguration (Compiègne, France), Grand Théâtre de Provence (Aix-en-Provence, France), Thomas Lightburn (Vancouver, Canada) & TOHU (Montreal, Quebec)
Original Cast Matias Plaul, Émile Pineault, Mishannock Bruno Ferrero, Anna Kichtchenko, Gabriella Parigi, Pablo Pramparo, Melvin Diggs, Sidney Iking Bateman
With the support of SODEC
Artistic Assistant Mathias Plaul
Musical Direction Sébastien Soldevila
Sound Engineer Colin Gagné
Light Designer Éric Champoux
Scenography Ana Cappelluto
Props Cloé Alain-Gendreau
Costumes Anne-Séguin Poirier
Acrobatic Apparatus Design Yannick Labonté
Acrobatic Design Jérôme LeBaut
Acrobatic Coaching Francisco Cruz
Scenography Assistant Clara Maria Gonzalez
Kitchen Consultants Mat & Alex Winnicki – Satay Brothers
Production Manager Alice Renucci and Luc Paradis
Original Music and Arrangements Nans Bortuzzo, Raphaël Cruz, Colin Gagné, Spike Wilner, DJ Pocket
Singer Alexandre Désilets and Frannie Holder
Guitar Serge Nakauchi-Pelletier & Benoit Landry
Video Teaser Olivier Tétreault