La Crue

Photo Credit © Stéphane Bourgeois

A mysterious village lies submerged in the waters of Bassin Louise. The steeple and two roofs protruding from the water suggest that a church and two houses lie underwater. How did this hamlet come to be? Was it half-sunk by rising waters or purpose-built in these shallows by aquatic creatures?

A plume of smoke, a gently ringing bell, a light in the window: small signs of life suggest the village is still inhabited – but by whom? The buildings seem intact and well-maintained. Vegetables are growing in the floating garden. With Rising Waters, Théâtre Rude Ingénierie has imagined a serene tableau of time come to a standstill and a calm, tide-swept life.

This work includes a section of an existing work, Le Clocher de la Providence, created by ATSA for the 2011 Fin Novembre festival.

La Crue was presented as part of the Passages Insolites in the summer of 2021.


Théâtre Rude Ingénierie