Urmaela is a small theatre piece created
for children. The two directors from the South
of France wanted to create a conversation
with children about gender and roles within our society.
The water plays a very important role
in this show, it is a metaphor for the symbiotic
liquid. It is almost a re-birth with the ability
to apprehend gender in a very different way.
Along their journey, the main character
encounters people who trigger and question
their vision on how boys and girls have
to behave in our society from day one.
That is why I created a sea creature displaying
male and female physical characteristics.
There is a notion of perfect gender balance
supported by the known colour duet;
baby pink and baby blue.
This character encapsulates the idea that when
it comes to gender, there are no rules but yours.
There is an idea of a mystic lac. It describes the idea of the main character walking through
the idea of gender, going from blue to pink, to finally access the ultimate understanding; a mixed coloured water lily. They are taking with them the knowledge and the acceptance of a different idea toward gender.