A Showcase & Reflection On Performance For Young Audiences In Canada

Our presentation is a three part session, with a video compilation of performances created for young audiences from across Canada.  A panel discussion with artists from across Canada will follow to reflect on the opportunities and challenges for Canadian  companies and artists creating work for young people that responds to a diverse and vast country. This discussion will lead into an embodied exercise where participants are encouraged to work in groups to create human sculptures that explore emerging themes and questions. The session will conclude with a collaborative activity to create large form puppets in response to the themes from the panel discussion, or based on participants’ impressions of Canada or something connected to the theme of 'Voices from a New World'.  The puppets will dance together to a selection of Canadian and Indigenous music from across Canada. We will lead them on a puppet parade outside. The panel discussion and puppet creation will be facilitated in English and French.

Production Credits

Monica DUFAULT, President of ASSITEJ Canada
Caroline HOWARTH, Secretary of ASSITEJ Canada
Viktorija KOVAC, Board member of ASSITEJ Canada
Giselle CLARKE-TRENEMAN, Board member of ASSITEJ Canada
Jennica GRIENKE, Artistic Director Carousel Theatre for Young People, Vancouver, Canada

About the Artists

ASSITEJ Canada supports and promotes the multilingual exchange of knowledge, development and practice in the professional performing arts for young audiences. Multilingual exchanges allow us to increase creative co-operation and to deepen mutual understanding. ASSITEJ Canada members include performers, creators, companies and organizations from across Canada. ASSITEJ Canada provides advocacy, professional development and artistic exchange for members.

    • Aimed Towards Adults
    • Professional Content
Primary Language
French & English
Accessibility Information
  • Highly Visual
Event Format
All Contributors ‘On the Ground’