Colis

Special delivery to your classroom!

Nov 21 - 23, 2022
In your school
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
  • In-person event

  • Français
  • Ages 8-12

Performance options Start time Language Availability
Monday, November 21, 2022 9:00 am French sold out
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:00 am French sold out
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 9:00 am French sold out

“Small travelling version”

The delivery man has mixed up his parcels. Eventually he finds the one he’s looking for. It contains 83-year-old Rita, who is part of the “School Integration Program for the Elderly.” She comes with accessories: a wheelchair and a portable radio. We’ll have to find a good spot for her to listen to her music and nap. She naps a lot. She’ll need to be cared for. Hygiene and nutrition. Instruction manual. Any questions? The delivery man is also a bit of a slammer. He takes advantage of the old lady’s nap to slam about his life, his deliveries, his misfortunes. 

Rita’s radio goes into overdrive. The delivery man pulls out all the stops. The old lady wakes up. The delivery man sees his life flash before his eyes: a long conveyor belt full of packages. The radio raps about people nobody notices. The old lady and the delivery man, in a heartfelt appeal, cry out in chorus: No one looks at us, no one sees us. Rita hangs her head. Her memories float up to the ceiling. But it’s already time for another delivery. We know what it is. The packages have to reach their destination. But here’s a solemn promise: by the end of the day, someone in this class will have learned to fly.

This show is performed in the classroom. The show is performed a minimum of twice and a maximum of three times per day, per school. The fee ($400 including HST) includes the performance and workshop for one class.  

Description of the activity 

First sessionPerformance in the classroom. Duration: 35 minutes  
Second session: In-person creative workshop 
The journey continues with an artistic creation workshop in which the young people will. among other things, learn about the world of slam and rap by exploring the origins of these oral poems and creating their own texts to recite. 
Duration: 45–60 minutes. The workshop will take place within 10 days of the classroom performance. 
Topics discussed: Taking care of living things / Going beyond appearances / Freedom and Imagination / Speed and Performance 
  • Performance Maxime Mompérousse et Pascale Tremblay
  • Music and sound design Frédéric Auger
  • Props Jeanne Dupré
  • Production photos and videos Sylvain Lussier, Sylvain Croteau des Productions L'inconnu dans le noir

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

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