Vaucluse: rural theater to combat water phobia in Carpentras

Vaucluse: rural theater to combat water phobia in Carpentras
Vaucluse: rural theater to combat water phobia in Carpentras

The magic has worked… Since the release of her tool book which distills through the pages a fun method of swimming skills, against a backdrop of piracy, Mélinda Guéry has continued her aquatic adventure. After adapting The Magic of Water on the boards (at the Théâtre des Vents in Avignon), the lifeguard takes the little sailors to other destinations. The sports instructor and young actress puts down her pirate suitcase and takes her sidekick, the octopus Charlotte, to the villages. Direction rurality.

The idea is to meet the public and children who do not have the privilege of integrating the water cycle into schools.“, comments the initiator of the project. “Not all municipalities can transport their students to a swimming pool by bus.“. Through the story told via theater, Mélinda relies on the emotion felt and the interactions to better freeze the good reflexes when facing water, with in the background, a wonderful tool to prevent drowning every time. year in France.Who better than children to be ambassadors for this national cause ?, asks the sports instructor.Learning while laughing is the best way to combat the phobia of water and the first deep swim, and to promote learning.”continues the Carpentrassienne.

In June, in Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols

Talking about this famous first bath, this first big jump into the big pool, breathing, flotation but also ecology, sea pollution and the scarcity of water, that’s all that Mélinda takes with her to the villages.

This Saturday, May 25, Pernes-les-Fontaines opens the ball. More than 250 young schoolchildren will dive, from the town hall gardens, into the adventure of this pirate mother and her two children, Romy and Romeo.

Here, no boards, no lights. Just the actress, the set elements, the video support and the young audience, in intimate mode. Ideal in fact for throwing prejudices into the water and unraveling the mysteries, otherwise, of the aquatic environment.

Mélinda will then anchor in the village of 500 souls of Saint-Pierre de Vassols, on June 17, to tell her adventures in front of young schoolchildren including those from Modena and Crillon-le-Brave.

This Saturday, May 25, in Pernes, town hall gardens at 6 p.m. Free. The show will be followed by a musical and dancing atmosphere with DJ Maeva and DJ Myke-One. Refreshment bar and food truck.

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