October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Petite Sorcière

Podcast & philosophy workshop
Grade 1 to 6 Francophone Theatre Youth Children Storytelling

Ages 6-12

PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP 

After listening to the podcast, students participate in a virtual workshop on the main philosophical concepts in the story of Petite Sorcière. Actor Maude Desrosiers, who voices all the characters in the podcast, moderates an inspiring group discussion. This is a unique opportunity to reflect on the podcast and share individual reactions to the experience. 

For further reading, several documents are available in the Study guide

– preparatory exercise about the story; 

– listening sheet; 

– creative activities to do after listening. 

 

THE PODCAST

How do you live with a monster who wants to eat you? Follow Little Witch on her adventures into the heart of the deep, dark forest. This fanciful podcast recounts a contemporary fairy tale about resilience and courage that will make you shake with laughter and tremble with fear. 

 

EPISODES  (in French only)

To listen on Spotify (click here)
To listen on Google Podcast (click here)
To listen on Apple Podcast (click here)

Part 1 - The Magical Flower 

Gravely ill,Big Witch takes her daughter into the forest with the hope of finding a magic flower that can heal her. 

Part 2 - The Ogre 

On the brink of death, Big Witch seals a deal with the Ogre to take care of her daughter. 

Part 3 - The Prisoner 

Little Witch discovers a child trapped in the pantry. To free the boy, she will have to make a deal with the Ogre. 

Part 4 - The Sacrifice 

Trapped, Little Witch must now choose who will be sacrificed… Will she be able to stay true to her mother’s wisdom? 

Credits

Adapted from the play Little Witch by Pascal Brullemans, translated by Alexis Diamond // Directed by La puce à l’oreille and Studios Bakery // Performed by Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez, music by lefutur // Illustrations : Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle // This work was made possible with the financial support of the CALQ 

PROJET MÛ 

Projet MÛ is one the few companies in Canada that creates theatre for both adults and young audiences. Since 2006, artistic director Nini Bélanger has focused on developing work in creation cycles. This mode of production makes it possible to forge a creative process that goes deep and unfolds over time, both in terms of the themes explored and the design team assembled. The company’s goal is encapsulated in its name: mû is the past participle of the French verb mouvoir, which means “to move.” 

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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