Company: L’Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes
Duration: 35 minutes (+ 10 to 15 minute Q & A)
Age: Ages 4+
Location: Atelier B, Canadian War Museum
Language: French (May 6-8); English (May 9-10)
Purchase of a ticket to any performance also entitles you to free admission to Imagineland (Admission to Imagineland is $5 or free with your show ticket.)
About the Show
Freely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, L’Illusion’s 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 of tales. 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.