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Fan Art Friday #80


On Fridays, fans of The Little Prince express their talent with Fan Art Friday!

Send us your creations via our facebook page, we’ll publish them here!

Angelica Nana Rodriguez De Durin

Angelica Nana Rodriguez De Durin

Anna Katharina Daniela Stampfli

Anna Katharina Daniela Stampfli

bella narain

bella narain

Catherine Arévalo

Catherine Arévalo

Elka Morales

Elka Morales

Georgina Jandress

Georgina Jandress

Jason Herrera Salas

Jason Herrera Salas

Kat Hristova

Kat Hristova

Loreto Delgado Prada

Loreto Delgado Prada

Marta Recinos

Marta Recinos

Oksana Sagan

Oksana Sagan


New pictures from the Little Prince movie


The first animated adaptation of the Little Prince, the masterpiece from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be released very soon.

The movie is focused on an adventurous Little Girl, who lives in a grown-up world, and an Aviator who never really grew-up. The Little Prince will be the link between them.

Today, new pictures have been released !

Les nouvelles scènes du film d'animation "Le Petit Prince"

And here is the trailer.


Spring offers for the Little Prince Park !


On April 3rd, The Little Prince Park is reopening for a new season.

If you want to come see it, discover it, or come back, you will enjoy these commercial offers!

From today to April 1st,  Showroom privé is hosting our campaign. The tickets will be at  13€20 instead of 22€.

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You can also treat yourself with a collector ticket !

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See the offer

See you soon at the Little Prince Park!

 


The Little Prince ballet in Montréal


Read the full interview here

The plot of the 1943 novel revolves around a pilot whose plane has crashed in the Sahara Desert, and his conversation with a little prince from a distant asteroid who is visiting Earth. As the pilot repairs his plane, the little prince tells the story of his life, which includes visiting six other asteroids, each with a different adult, all of whom are fools. The prince also learns important life lessons from characters he has met on Earth.

The company premiered Le Petit Prince in 2012 to great acclaim. This week, Les Grands is reviving the ballet. Didy Veldman, the choreographer, answered a few questions :

What attracted you to Le Petit Prince as a subject for a ballet?

I was inspired by the book’s wonderful message of love. It really struck a chord with me. The book is still so popular because people can relate to the themes.

The obvious question is how do you translate a poetic book of philosophical musings into dance?

The challenge was to keep the purity and simplicity of the original intact. There was also the element of fear because everyone knows the story, so I couldn’t take a well-known book completely out of context. My idea was to set the ballet in a more urban environment. Rather than have the Prince visit other planets, he would only visit Earth. Even when putting him into our environment, he could still have similar experiences to what he had in the book. I’ve made the pilot into a character I call the Guide, a gentle father figure who gives the Prince support and help throughout the piece. The ballet is a series of encounters that reflect the original storyline, only they take place entirely in our world.

Let’s look at how you’ve dealt with some of the famous characters from the book. The Snake is important because he claims to have the power to return the Prince to his home asteroid, which can be interpreted as death.

In the ballet, the Snake does represent the darker side. Like Adam and Eve and the apple, he is the symbol of temptation, and the Prince metaphorically does bite the apple at the end. People who saw the ballet three years ago will notice a change. I wanted the Prince to fall slowly backward after the snakebite, but we couldn’t pull that image off in 2012. Now, the technology is there, so we can create that slow fall in this revival by using a special harness.

The Rose, of course, is the prince’s love interest.

As well as a solo Rose, I’ve put in a female ensemble who are rose petals. They represent falling in love. The moral in the book is that there can be more to life when you share it with someone.

How did you represent the foolish king?

I call him the Leader. He likes to lead and give orders, and his subjects like to follow. The Prince doesn’t understand leading or being led. He tries to join in, but gives up.

You have a character called the Narcissist, whom I assume is the conceited man in the book.

I changed the Narcissist into a woman dressed in gold who wants to be adored. Her aim is to get the Prince to do what she wants, and what she wants is to be lifted higher and higher. She also keeps bowing to get applause and, without fail, the audience always claps on cue.

Can you describe your choreographic language in the piece?

My overall aim was finding movement to express the truthfulness of each character and relationship. That was my vision. Each character is defined by a signature move and a signature colour. Incidentally, I was unhappy with the Prince’s original silver costume. This time, we found new material that looks like aluminum foil. I’m thrilled because now we have “Our Silver Star.” The score is made up of different pieces of taped music that create a unique atmosphere for each scene. We go from Bach to contemporary composers.

The set reflects the skewed world that the Prince finds on Earth.

Yes. We use mirrors at the back of the stage, which allow for changing perspectives and different angles. We see the dancers from the front and from behind. At times we are looking from the outside in. The play of the projections in the mirrors provides the element of what I call structured chaos.

What is the overriding philosophy of your version of Le Petit Prince?

I want to avoid giving answers. Rather, I want to raise questions. Why do we have leaders? Why do we live in cities on top of one another? How come egos are so big? Why do we spend so little time looking at the smaller things in life? The book is about appreciating and cherishing the things that matter. This ballet is something very close to me.

Les Grands Ballets’ Le Petit Prince is at Place des Arts in Montreal, March 19 to 28.


A little lunch for the Little Princes


Boite à gouter Le Petit Prince

With this snack box The Little Prince, you can carry your toddler snacks everywhere.

It has two removable compartments and a hermetic sealing system.

Made of ABS and polypropylene

18 x 14 x 6.5 cm

 Order it online !


Fan Art Friday #79


On Fridays, fans of The Little Prince express their talent with Fan Art Friday!

Send us your creations via our facebook page, we’ll publish them here!

caramela

Caramela

Alejandra Recinos‎

Alejandra Recinos‎

Clau Benitez

Clau Benitez

Eva Andreeva

Eva Andreeva

Last Melancholic

Last Melancholic

Luize Amoras Modesto

Luize Amoras Modesto

Maria Lepaul

Maria Lepaul

Marilyn PG

Marilyn PG

Petite Memeca

Petite Memeca

Stéphanie Giroud

Stéphanie Giroud

Sylvie Alfonsi

Sylvie Alfonsi

Talia Sosa

Talia Sosa


The Little Prince on stage in St Louis, Missouri


BWW Reviews: COCA Theatre Company's Extraordinary THE LITTLE PRINCE

If you’re looking for thoughtful entertainment that’s suitable for children and adults then you should definitely check out the COCA Theatre Company’s current production of The Little Prince based on the classic book by Antoine de Saint Exupery (music by Rick Cummins with book and lyrics byJohn Scoullar). Even if you’ve never read the story, you’ll still be captivated by the whimsical, yet decidedly philosophical, journey of a little boy who travels the stars seeking answers while delivering certain truths. An excellent cast combines professional and non-professional actors who carry this material well. Best of all, there are stunning visual elements and musical numbers that act to enhance the overall experience.

The Little Prince is traveling the universe seeking knowledge and discovering much about the differences between his own planet and the others that he visits. Consistently he finds that those who inhabit other worlds are just too caught up in the business of running them to appreciate their beauty. A chance encounter on Earth with a man known as the Aviator brings them both a bit of enlightenment that will forever change their perspectives.

Michael Harp, so good at The Muny this past season, absolutely sparkles as the Little Prince, delivering his songs with such energy and life that he provides an invigorating presence whenever he’s on stage. Michael Beatty is also sharp as the Aviator, a frustrated artist turned pilot, who’s had to make an emergency landing in the desert. Beatty also displays a fine voice that meshes well with the material. April Strelinger does nice work as the Fox, and her playful attitude acts as a perfect counter balance to the more serious aspects of the show. Patrick Blindauer (King, Business Man, Lamplighter) amuses with his variety of fussy portrayals, and Will Bofiglio does the same with his trio of roles (Conceited Man, Drunkard, Geographer). Kimmie Kid makes a lovely and graceful impression as the Rose, and RhonniRose Mantilla, Halley Stein, Olivia Dudenhoffer, and Grace Knight neatly round out the cast as dancers and members of the ensemble.

Shanara Gabrielle‘s direction is very well conceived and executed. Gabrielle is aided by the extraordinary efforts of Peter and Margery Spack who are responsible for an amazing set and stunning visual projections. Pianist/Conductor Charlie Mueller’s musical direction is spot on, with this pleasant score nicely realized by Mueller, Anna Bird (cello), Colin Healy (guitar/violin), Benjamin Majchrzak (percussion, drums), and Rick Steiling (bass). Lou Bird’s costumes delineate each character, and Maureen Berry’s lighting is evocative and atmospheric.

Do yourself a favor and take the family to see COCA Theatre Company’s production of The Little Prince, it’s genuine delight. It continues through March 14, 2015 at COCA.


The Little Prince through 3D printer


While as adults we graduate to books ‘without pictures,’ relying on our imaginations to illustrate what the fictional places and people might look like, humans as a rule are very visual creatures.

Have you ever noticed yourself reading a book and then going back again and again to study the illustrations or the picture on the cover as you wind your way through a delicious tale? The visuals for the story in our hand give our brains a guideline as we read — and give our imaginations a starting point.

The French novella has been translated into more than 250 languages, and this is another — and extremely valuable — translation. And it is about offering a new language to the enormously popular story — the language of the tangible object, where every detail can be patiently explored and understood, bringing the story and the characters to life — delighting those who have had the opportunity to hold the 3D models.3D artist Eva Sbaraini, of London, is driven to give the visually impaired their own alternative visuals for integrating stories with their imaginations in her new project, beginning with her My Mini Factory collection of 3D models from the 1943 classic, The Little Prince. With an array of designs and 3D prints from the story, it’s just the beginning as a first in a series of books she plans to describe and bring to life in 3D print.

Written by artist and adventurer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who was not only an aristocrat but also a writer, poet, and pioneering aviator, The Little Prince holds a beautifully written tale full of poetic words, and also demonstrates the considerable artistic capabilities of Saint-Exupéry with illustrations in watercolor. It was truly meant to be an adult tale, regarding the Prince who falls to Earth from space, and is full of allegory and social statements, and has a deep philosophical bend to it.

mainWhile The Little Prince is no stranger to braille in format and translation, the 3D models offer the visually impaired the chance to feel the impressions of the story, from the Little Prince himself to actually illustrating an action from the story, such as that from the opening lines:

“Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy of the drawing.”

And from these words, Sbaraini made a striking 3D print of the boa about to the devour the poor little forest creature. We see snakes, sheep, an elephant, and more all depicted in 3D models, as poetic in their artistic nature as the novella itself.

“The initial concept behind transforming the illustations from 2D to 3D is to create resources to improve the experience of literature for the blind and partially sighted through rendering illustrations and graphics from well-known fiction into tactile objects and reliefs,” said Sbaraini on her My Mini Factory page.

With her My Mini Factory collection of 3D prints, the blind and visually impaired are able to ‘read’ and ‘see’ through a tactile world that takes them far into Saint-Exupéry’s fable.

And just as the adventurous Little Prince chose to set out from his tiny planet and explore the rest of the universe, Sbaraini explores the new world of 3D design and 3D printing, still greatly uncharted, in bringing the Little Prince to us in tactile form. With The Little Prince 3D models being a starter project, we look forward to seeing what comes next, and what Sbaraini plans to add to her My Mini Factory collection.

For items like the 3D printed models of animals, Sbaraini used print settings at 0.20mm layer height with 10% infill and no supports. Items like the 3D printed sheep took a little under five hours for 3D printing. All of the files are available for free downloading at My Mini Factory.

Do you know a blind or visually impaired person who would enjoy these 3D models? Are you planning to download any of the files from My Mini Factory? Tell us your thoughts in The Little Prince in 3D Print forum over at 3DPB.com. Check out the video describing the project, as well as more photos, below.

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little princesource : http://3dprint.com/48896/my-mini-factory-little-prince/

 


253 translations for the Little Prince


Last week, for the global book day, 7Brands created an awesome graphics with the most translated books.

Guess who’s the first one ?


Fan Art Friday #78


On Fridays, fans of The Little Prince express their talent with Fan Art Friday!

Send us your creations via our facebook page, we’ll publish them here!

Arminee Ayvaz

Arminee Ayvaz

Cindy Monge Villanueva

Cindy Monge Villanueva

Dss LG

Dss LG

elaine Briant

Elaine Briant

Hayri Ipek

Hayri Ipek

Kristien Kempeneers

Kristien Kempeneers

Meritxell Parejacasali

Meritxell Parejacasali

Orence Abadia

Orence Abadia

Rita Marie Angèle

Rita Marie Angèle

sol grados

sol grados

Theresa Lizama Hall

Theresa Lizama Hall

XKCD

XKCD