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TREE: A World in Itself, was created for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

and adapted for children with intellectual disabilities and/or reduced mobility.  


Would you like to experience the magical world of trees and feel the cool morning mist? Settle into mama bird’s cozy nest while she warms her luminous clutch of eggs. Plants, insects, and animals visit, accompanied by gentle melodies and rhythmic music. As evening falls, you’ll rest under a rising moon, stars, and shimmering Milky Way, gathering strength to spread your wings like a fledgling bird of light.  

TREE: A World in Itself, is a multi-sensory, interactive universe enveloped in soft light, music, and silence, where five characters continually adapt to meet the needs of their audience. 


In an intimate and welcoming atmosphere, the performance offers a ratio of one performing artist per child to facilitate numerous personalized interactions with audience members. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult; a friend or a sibling is also permitted to attend.   

A specific site for our audience

We have created a special website to help young people and their families prepare for the show. We have also put together all the answers to the questions you may have about organizing a show. To access it, click here.

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Original idea and stage direction: Hélène Ducharme  

Assistant stage direction: Danaëlle Ducharme-Massé 

Artistic assistant and puppets: Marie-Claude Labrecque 

Music: Julie Labrecque and Hugo Monroy Najera 

Scenography: Normand Blais 

Costumes: Érica Schmitz 

Lighting, technical direction, and production management: Valérie Bourque 

Creative team: Salim Hammad, Paola Huitrón, Marie-Claude Labrecque, Julie Labrecque, Hugo Monroy Najera, and Emmanuelle Calvé

Special Consultants: Myriam Daigneault-Roy accompanied by Philomène Addy-Laird and Eveline Payette  

Mentor: Tim Webb

Motus would like to thank Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto and Théâtre de la ville for residency, as well as the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). 

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