September 2, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Yassama  et la calebasse  aux cauris  

Shayenne Productions, WeeFestival and Théâtre français de Toronto, Ontario

2021-09-17 12:00 2021-09-18 12:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Yassama  et la calebasse  aux cauris  

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/28929

In-person event

Outdoor performance at Strathcona Park
A show for age 3-6

As the well in her village dries up, young Yassama has to walk further every day to fetch water for her family. She begins to fear for their collective future. Will she be able to save her community from the drought that threatens it?  With the help of an old baobab tree and a mysterious calabash, Yassama learns to recognize the limits of the nature that feeds her.  At the junction...

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Strathcona Park,25 Range Rd,Ottawa,Canada
September 17 - 18, 2021
Francophone Family programming Theatre Youth Children Storytelling

In-person event

Outdoor performance at Strathcona Park
A show for age 3-6


As the well in her village dries up, young Yassama has to walk further every day to fetch water for her family. She begins to fear for their collective future. Will she be able to save her community from the drought that threatens it? 

With the help of an old baobab tree and a mysterious calabash, Yassama learns to recognize the limits of the nature that feeds her. 

At the junction of African oral tradition, theatre and dance, Yassama et la calebasse aux cauris offers young audiences a tribute to perseverance and humility in the form of a timeless ecological tale. 

Recommended for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. 

Sponsored and developed with the support of the WeeFestival and the Théâtre français de Toronto. Co-presented with the Théâtre français de Toronto.

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Artists

  • Written by Lua  Shayenne
  • Directed by Karine Ricard 
  • With Lua  Shayenne, Cécé Haba
  • Dranaturg Lynda Hill 
  • Music Cécé  Haba 
  • Dramaturg - French version Djennie  Laguerre 
  • Costumes Rachel Forbes
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