For several years, the CAE (community of agglomeration of Épinal) has funded the Compagnie des Joli(e)s Mômes to run theater workshops on its territory, including one in Vaxoncourt.
Sixteen children and adolescents, aged 8 to 15, from Vaxoncourt and elsewhere, have been taking part since the start of the school year, under the direction of Leni Gueusquin, artist, director, actor and playwright.
“Work is the theme chosen this year for all the groups. Young actors having fun. We are having a good time. I help them to discover and open their artistic sense. It’s a mixed group that has big differences in age and level where we send kindness and where beautiful things are achieved, ”says Leni. The positive and negative sides of the work are taken up through texts, classic, more modern, or drawn from mythology. Other workshops have also worked on this theme.
Not all weekly sessions could take place. A “catch-up session” therefore took place on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a shared picnic on site.
The group from Vaxoncourt will give two shows, one in the village on Monday June 13 and the other on a real stage, that of the municipal theater of Épinal on Saturday June 25 with another group.