Le cheval de bleu

Ages 6 to 10

May 29 - 31, 2019

La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave., Ottawa

© Julie Charland
© John Doucet

Like galloping stories!

Red horse, green horse, wooden horse, iron horse: you can have a thousand horses, but when all’s said and done, there’s none better than a horse of blue. A single one of his tears can become an ocean, a whale, a school of fish! With passion, a little girl tells us the horse stories her grandfather used to tell her, because even though his rocking chair is now still, something very precious remains.

A hearing actress and a deaf actor perform this sublime theatrical score about memory and legacy, in a symbiotic fusion of the movement of language and the poetry of movement.


  • Written by Marcel Cremer
  • Directed by Milena Buziak
  • with Sounia Balha
  • with Jonathan Poulin-Desbiens
  • With Sounia Balha and Jonathan Poulin-Desbiens
  • German–French translation Pierre Doome
  • Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) translation TraduSigne, in collaoration with Jonathan Poulin-Desbiens
  • Stage design John Doucet, assisted by Julie Vallée-Léger
  • Lighting design Benoît Brunet-Poirier
  • Costumes Manon Guiraud
  • Sound designer Martin Dawagne
  • Choreography Zurine Orbelzu-Lacoste
  • French/LSQ interpreter Karine Benard
  • Stage manager and assistant director Lionel Lehouillier
  • Production manager Sophie Ducharme
  • Artistic advisors Esther Beauchemin et Mélanie Dumont
  • Produced by Théâtre de la Vieille 17 and Voyageurs Immobiles, compagnie de création
  • In association with Théâtre français du CNA

A little girl tells about the appearances of the famous blue horse, a fantastical beast that revives the memory of her beloved grandfather. Once again, Milena Buziak advances Marcel Cremer’s poetic universe and the evocative power of sign language.

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Transportation assistance

We can provide financial assistance* to help alleviate the cost of school bus transportation.

*Limited funds available.

Putting your school to work

The third edition of our Putting your School to Work program invites you to work with an artist in a series of multidisciplinary workshops. Using words and images, writing and collage, you’ll be encouraged to let your imagination run free and unleash its full potential, which reaches far beyond dreams and fantasy. It’s a great opportunity to shake up the daily routine and take a fresh look at the world around you. (In French only)

Visits by creative artists!

May we suggest that you welcome into your classroom some of the creative artists who will be coming to the NAC's French Theatre. It is a fantastic way to familiarize your students with the performing arts before they come to the theatre.

(Better hurry, because bookings are limited!)


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