A sensitive journey
A philosophical and humanist tale

The little red guard

  • WE LOVE : the story seen from a child's point of view, the strength of the live drawing, and the beauty of the tale
  • AGE : for all, from 8 years old
  • DATE:  until June 18, 2023
  • HOURS Tuesday to Friday at 7:30 p.m. - Saturday at 4 and 7:30 p.m. - Sunday at 11 a.m.
  • RELAX Monday and Thursday
  • DURATION: 1 hour
  • LOCATION: Théâtre du Rond Point (Paris 8e)
Le petit garde rouge at the Théâtre du Rond Point
  • The Little Red Guard is a philosophical tale of great poetry
  • The author Chen Jiang Hong paints on stage his childhood torn apart by the Cultural Revolution in 1960s China.
  • Books and graphic works are then burned. There is absurdity, injustice, hunger...
  • But Chen gives us the sensitive memories of a child: marbles, boredom, cycling, despite the violence of the moment, and without ever judging history.
  • It also and above all evokes the drawing that saves childhood, the chalk drawing.
  • The story of Chen Jiang Hong is carried by the actor who accompanies him on stage and by 2 dancers who play his sisters.
  • Chen Jiang Hong on stage creates his images live. He uses colors and lines that fade to a shade of red to convey to us, to the sound of live sound effects, the fresco of his childhood emotions and experiences.
  • The Little Red Guard, directed by François Orsini, is a solid, moving poem. Chen Jiang Hong's very presence on stage, drawing his story, is deeply moving.
  • A beautiful, poetic and moving show that gives young audiences a glimpse of life in China during the Cultural Revolution.

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