From the shore

From the shore, I wait for you

The horizon

The clouds

The night


Tell me the worst

The birds comfort me.

In the blue of the sky, all the hope in the world.

From the shore, I hope for you

With all by body, with all my heart

My eye, worried

My hands, salt-burned,

My heart, patient

My smile, infinite

Watch for you, hope for you, welcome you


Creative Team

Written and directed by : Josiane Bernier, Audrey Marchand et Laurence P Lafaille

Performer : Annabelle Pelletier Legros or Sarah Villeneuve-Desjardins

Stage design : Vano Hotton

Costume design : Danielle Boutin

Video : Josiane Roberge 

Lighting design : Keven Dubois

Sound design : Miriane Rouillard

The Show

From the shore is a solo without words created for specifically for babies. It is performed by an actor and set in a scenographic space integrating video landscape and soundscape. Grounded in creative research using poetic imagery, this contemplative form explores the figure of the fisherman and its various mythologies through the lens of the fisherman’s wife: an ordinary heroine of a demanding everyday life. It is she who remains in the harbour, maintains the household, the one who lives and survives, dreaming of the great homecoming, yet cherishing her solitude. In an intimate space designed for little ones, coastal landscapes unfold, threaded with the woman’s inner landscape, a day-to-day life filled with hope. With this piece, Les Incomplètes offer reflections on waiting, solitude and the pain of being away from those we love, capturing the intimate emotional states that all humans experience, from birth onwards.