French Theatre Student Matinees

“Immersed in planning this new season, eagerly anticipating our return home after a year on the move, I hoped that our theatre would shine bright, like a beacon in the distance; that here in the city, amid the busy streets and bustling crowds, it would be a central point, a place to pause and gather strength and courage, warmth and momentum.”

~ Mélanie Dumont, Associate Artistic Director, Youth Programming

  1. Ages 14 +

    • May 16, 2018, 12:30pm (French)
    • May 17, 2018, 10:00am (French)
    • May 17, 2018, 12:30pm (French)

    I can hear your heart beating in my ear

    An empty white space; bright light. We could be in a museum gallery, but the works on display here are teenagers and adults wearing headsets. Little by little they reveal themselves, through their tentative presence, through their disturbing or amusing statements. They talk about everything: themselves, their family, their future; they play Truth or Consequences, they exchange pieces of clothing. What’s real in all of this? The performance is different in every host city, depending on the local young people cast in the show. A meaningful and vibrant portrait of life captured in the moment.

    Stay tuned for the casting call! Impatience has played in Montreal, Mons (Belgium) and Toronto, and is en route to Ottawa-Gatineau.

    In your classroom: Book a visit by creative artists

  2. Ages 6 to 12

    • Written by

      Bruno Stori

    • Dramaturgs and directors

      Bruno Stori and Letizia Quintavalla

    • Choreographed and performed by

      Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni

    • Lighting

      Lucio Diana

    • May 24, 2018, 9:45am (French)
    • May 24, 2018, 12:45pm Sold out (French)

    Childhood is the diamond of our lives

    Hooray, the Italians are coming! At long last we get to see this little gem of a dance theatre piece that has been presented everywhere (else) on the planet!

    Two dazzling performers move easily between the roles of parents and children as they relate Nina and Tommaso’s wild adventure. The inseparable siblings share a bond that’s stronger than anything: stronger than beatings, stronger than fire, stronger even than distance. Childhood is a treasure, and our zany heroes have created a bubble, a crazy imaginary world. They invite us in, and for the next hour or so, we’re all 10 years old!

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