The masterpiece by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been chosen as olympic program by the French team, to the Sotchi Games in February 2014.
« It had to be something poetic, like our circus projects, the Four Seasons and Chaplin, which were great success » explains Fabian Bourzat, part of the French team. Besides the couple wanted to express its usual theme : relationships between men and women. So they choose to be the Little Prince and his Rose ! Their coach, Julien Cottereau, helped them in this work. First, they had to improve their musical culture. « We searched ideas on our own, and we met on week-ends to compare them. We tried, we gave up…«
Then, Julien Cottereau made them write a 10 pages storyboard, to define the behaviours between the Little Prince and the Rose. Everything is written, even the glances they cast at each other, to develop the story, the expressions. « The Little Prince is not a mere children story. We feel this tale reflects our feelings : we are the oldest of the circuit. Even if we play childish, funny or poetic moves, we never forget the relationship between the Little Prince and the Rose.
The olympic couple has understood : what is essential is invisible to the eye !
The Little Prince is the guest of honor at the school competition organized by the city of Punta Arenas, in his 17th Book Fair.
The Little Prince in Punta Arenas, a particular value.
The event, organized by the city of Punta Arenas, in collaboration with several writers, was unveiled to the media. On this occasion, the mayor Boccazzi Emilio Campos, said: « The municipality is particularly involved with this competition for young students. They explore an iconic literary work: The Little Prince, which will mark the lives of future generations as it scored ours. This is a work that will survive the years thanks to its beautiful message. »
In addition, he added, « the author had a strong relationship with this region through his experience as an airline pilot. He transformed it into a source of inspiration, so that his work acquires a particular value. »
A nice way to pay tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the pilot who opened the Buenos Aires – Punta Arenas airline in the last century, for the 70th anniversary of the Little Prince.
A trip to Antarctica!
This contest asks students, assisted by their teacher, to write an additional chapter to the Little Prince. The story will take place in Patagonia. You could win a trip to the Chilean Antarctic thanks to aircraft offered by La Prensa Austral Aerovias Dap tickets. For the 2nd and 3rd, a touchscreen tablet and books will be offered.
You are cordially invited to the interactive Little Prince exhibition, from July 6 to August 4 at Vale Sul shopping mall in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.
For the summer, young visitors Vale Sul shopping center will enjoy an exclusive exhibition at the Petit Prince. The opportunity to travel on B612, but not only!
From July 6, Sunday to Friday, 12am to 20pm, and Saturday from 12am to 22pm, the main square of the Vale Sul shopping center will host a unique experience. The exhibition will focus on each step of the journey of the Little Prince: B612, the migration of wild birds, the Fox, the Sahara. But other surprises are planned!
70 years in Brazil
First published in 1943 in New York, where it was written, and the following year in France, the Little Prince is 70 years old this year. Translated by Don Marcos Barbosa, the Brazilian version arrived in bookstores in 1952. The Little Prince, a true publishing phenomenon, has been translated into 270 languages. There are now more than 1300 editions and 145 million copies sold. In Brazil, the book is very popular and sells an average of 350,000 copies a year.
An exceptional place
This exhibition was first held in 2009, in the Oca building in São Paulo, for the Year of France in Brazil. The Oca building is an exhibition space of over 10,000 m2 inside the Ibirapuera Park. In the past it has housed the Museum of Aviation in São Paulo and the Folklore Museum. Since June 2010 it hosts major exhibitions. All cities combined, the Little Prince exhibition has attracted more than 300,000 visitors.
On July 11, the pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschbergwere landing in New York aboard the Solar Impulse, first solar powered plane.
Do you recognize the pilots ? They are wearing yellow scarves to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Little Prince. One copy of the book has traveled in the cockpit ! We bet it has brought themgood luck, because they arrived without problems, despite the underside of the wing was ripped off in flight.
Then, the team went to the Morgan Library, where the original manuscript is kept.
Mr Bertrand Lortholary, General Consul of France in New York, were heading the ceremony. His speech about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s humanists values moved the Solar Impulse teams, who share the same ambitions.
This event has created the occasion for the Solar Impulse team and the FASE-J to share their involvment in the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s values. When the pilot was writing about discovering the world while protecting the planet, the Solar Impulse makes the dream come true, thanks to a solar powered plane. We want to thank the Solar Impulse team for this moving travel following Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s ideals.