Le souffle de la Vie as told by LeVêKe at the Empress Theatre

The storyteller, LeVêKe.

The storyteller LeVêKe will present his show Le Souffle de la Vie (the breath of life) on Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m. at the Empress Theatre located on Robinson Court in Moncton. Tickets are currently on sale at the cost of $14.50 plus applicable fees. Le Souffle de la Vie is intended for all audiences.

Le souffle de la vie

While the humans’ machines and saws are about to eliminate the forest around him, the giant maple tree (personified by LeVêKe) talks about earth and humanity’s story. Before his demise, the tree shares a story about the evolution of life on earth. The idea of this show was inspired by a wooden mask made by sculptor Paul Ouellette. LeVêKe had the idea of talking about the importance of forests in life.

The performance starts with the projection of OÏO by artist Simon Goulet. At the end of this short 7 minutes film, LeVêKe takes the stage for his theatrical performance. After the show, the audience is invited to take a closer look at Paul Ouellette’s artwork.

LeVêKe is a storyteller from Balmoral, NB. For more than 10 years, he has performed with innovative new ways of telling his stories. This storyteller has toured in Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, France and the USA.

This autodidact artist discovered the fabulous world of storytelling while meeting Father Germain Lemieux in Sudbury, Ontario. Lemieux published the impressing collection Les vieux m’ont conté, featuring stories from Ontario, Acadie, Gaspésie and Manitoba storytellers. LeVêKe’s process is inspired by various community and professional activities, as well as his involvement in the preservation of the environment.

With Le souffle de la vie, the artist takes the audience in his imaginary world filled with tales of environment, history and communication.

Box Office

Tickets for Le souffle de la vie at the Capitol Theatre are now on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office, l’Escaouette, Frank’s Music, Monument Lefebvre, Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre and l’Université de Moncton, at $14.50 plus applicable fees. Tickets are also available by phone at (506) 856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922, or online at www.capitol.nb.ca.