Countries Shaped Like Stars
Mi Casa Theatre, Ottawa
In Countries Shaped Like Stars we meet Gwendolyn Magnificent and Bartholomew Spectacular – a duo whose love story is best heard through a tin-can telephone. With water glasses, whirly winds, a mandolin and performer operated lighting, they create the images and sounds of a landscape forever altered by regret.
45 minutes / Ages: 7+
A Simple Space
Gravity & Other Myths, Australia
Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve; this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.
60 minutes / All Ages
Femmes du Feu, Ontario
A contemporary circus performance, taking place on a magical tree, with 2 nests and 2 wood swings hanging from the branches. It's the story of two young birds that discover each other, play and learn to fly in its branches.
60 minutes / Ages: 0-5 yrs
Co-produced by Vancouver International Children’s Festival and Boca del Lupo in association with Red Diva Projects, Vancouver
Iron Peggy is an excellent introduction to WWI and a touching testimony that not only celebrates the First Nation participation in the war effort but also a young girl’s personal victory.
50 minutes / Ages: 10+
Bobs and LoLo
Bobolo Productions, British Columbia
Bobs & LoLo are five-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters as well as the creators and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series – Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. Recently named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe.
45 minutes (followed by a Meet-and-Greet) / Ages: All ages
Parents are a Drag
Zee Zee Theatre, British Columbia
Join drag queens Peach Cobblah & Isolde N. Barron for a drag dress-up spectacular! Add some rainbow to your day at this fun and inclusive event which reminds young ones, their parents, caregivers and everyone in between that it’s never too early (or too late!) to get silly and dress-up! Parents are a Drag celebrates diversity with songs, laughter and play. With opportunities for the audience to become part of the show, be sure to come dressed to impress or ready for some dress-up time.
45 minutes / Ages: 3+
L’Illusion, Théâtre de marionettes, Quebec
Freely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, L'Illusion’s most recent production combines puppetry, dancing and music. Audiences are taken into an organic world in this performance that changes before their very eyes.
35 minutes (+10 to 15 minute Q & A)