Bout à Bout

From Le Clan des Songes
Toulouse, France

In the whimsical world of BOUT À BOUT ("end to end"), an ordinary piece of rope transforms into a lovable little hero who sets out on an adventure full of challenges and excitement. Along the way, this intrepid bit of twine encounters curious aquatic creatures, a cranky motorist and some springy, stringy playmates, all brought to life through the wondrous and inventive puppetry of Le Clan des Songes.

"The poetry of their illusions fascinates regardless of age."Le Clou dans la Planche


The Jim Henson Foundation

FACE Foundation

Bout à Bout is supported, in part, by a Presenter's Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation. Additional support is provided by FACE Contemporary Theater, a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with support from the Florence Gould Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and private donors.


Performance Facts

Performance Facts

35 minutes with no intermission

Tickets start at $20.
Individual prices display during seat selection.

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What Kind of Show?

Dreamlike and tender; theater space must be dark


Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms on stage in Bout à Bout for yourself through New Victory Family Engagement programs, including online options. Connect on social media to digitally discover other cool artist info.

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Getting to Know Le Clan des Songes

Marina Montefusco and her company, Le Clan des Songes, have mastered the art of speaking to audiences who are still learning to speak—all without using words. The Toulousain theater company has captivated curious minds (of all ages) around the world for over 25 years with their powerful and poetic puppet productions. Highly visual, their shows are full of as much wonder and whimsy as the company name, which translates to "The Clan of Waking Dreams."

Did You Know?

  • The puppetry in BOUT À BOUT draws upon the art of bunraku, which magically brings an inanimate object to life through fast movements and a sense of weightlessness; but unlike in traditional Japanese bunraku there are no words.
  • BOUT À BOUT marks Le Clan des Songes' third time performing for New Victory audiences. In 2016 they visited New York with Cité and two years prior they brought Fragile to life on our stage.
  • Le Clan des Songes' productions are often inspired by other art forms. Jean-Marie Hobet, a visual artist who works with old rope salvaged from beaches, served as a source of inspiration for BOUT À BOUT.


All The Way From...

Toulouse, France
...Toulouse, France


If you've ever aviated out of New York's LGA or JFK in an Airbus, chances are it originated in Toulouse. The popular plane manufacturer's main office and factory are one of the city's largest employers.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

Seating Chart • Virtual Tour



Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

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New Victory ticket prices are subject to change. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No lap seating is permitted without a ticket. Program and schedules are subject to change. No refunds.