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

Faire danser les mots, faire parler les corps!

with Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke
Faire danser les mots © Jean Charles Verchère
Grade 1–6 Francophone Theatre Dance Workshops

Available from January 2021

Duration: about 1 hour
Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students
Offered to students in class only  (Teacher must be present)
Offered in French only

How can theatre and dance enrich each other and coexist in a single creation?

Guided by a dance professional, children are introduced to the art of choreography and invited to explore various ways words can inspire movement, and conversely, how movement can tell a story.

Le Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke’s mission is to support the development of and attendance at theatre for children and youth by placing words and dramatic art at the centre of every project, always striving to reinvent storytelling and decompartmentalize artistic practices. The company creates and presents works that allow great freedom of interpretation, and trust in the young spectators’ ability to use their sensitivity and intelligence and willingness to experience new forms. In 47 years of artistic practice, Le Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke has created more than 90 shows, performed in English and French across Quebec, Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Switzerland and South America.

Learn more about the artists

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.