Company: L’Illusion, Théâtre de marionettes
Duration: 35 minutes (+ 10 to 15 minute Q & A)
Age: Ages 4+
Location: Atelier B, Canadian War Museum
Language: French (6-8); English (9-10)
About the Show
Freely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, L’Illusion’s most recent production combines puppetry, dancing and music.
In order to develop an original multidisciplinary scenic writing, a team of five artists was formed. They all come from various backgrounds: dance, music, visual arts, light and puppet theatre.
This show is the result of artistic research on the representation of female characters in world literature. A puppeteer, a dancer and a musician take audiences into an organic world that changes before their very eyes. Twigs, corollas and leaves come to life and emphasize Thumbelina’s quest for freedom.