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13   December   2019

Masterclass with Tim Webb

Dates and schedule: Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 March 2020 from 10 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Montreal, exact location to be determined

Cost: $150 (value of masterclass: $ 375)

Number of places available: 10

With Tim Webb, England

Please note that the masterclass will be given in English with a person translating to French on site.

This masterclass is organized by Théâtre Motus, thanks to the support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Fonds d’appui au rayonnement des régions.

For two years now, Hélène Ducharme and a whole team of creators have been involved in a process of creating a play for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This play, whose working title is “Tout un monde”, will have the particularity of involving five artists for five young spectators per performance of approximately 1 hour. This form, which may seem unprecedented, exists in various countries, particularly in England, thanks to the work of the Oily Cart company, which was founded and managed by Tim Webb. That is why we invited him to come and offer a specialized internship and we are very happy to be able to offer it to all creators who wish to discover creation for children with ASD.

Who is this masterclass for?

This masterclass is mainly intended for creative artists from all performing arts disciplines, interested in discovering and exploring the different stages and methods of creation for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Registration procedures: please send a letter of motivation and your CV at the latest February 14 2020, to the following address: cv@theatremotus.com

Masterclass content

The topics that will be covered during the internship are:

– the exploration of works with one artist to one child;

– public with special needs and specifically those with autism spectrum disorders

– content versus form

– the particularities of visual and sound design

– the puppet and the multi-sensory tale

– the relationship to the community and the process of repetition.

Artists will be asked to create a short form and share their work with their peers.
For more information about Tim Webb or the company, click here.

3   July   2018

A short review of our last season

Dear colleagues and friends:

We are delighted to share with you today a short review of our 2017-2018 season, which included four plays on tour, of which 121 performances took place in 26 cities of three countries, and were shared with 20 573 wonderful spectators.

We take this opportunity to wish you all, on behalf of our office and show teams, a very pleasant and relaxing summer.

18   May   2018

The path of dreams in Western Canada

It is with great pleasure that the team of The path of dreams will perform the play for the first time in English at the Calgary International Children’s Festival for a series of five performances, two in English and three in French, at the Martha Cohen Theatre, from May 23 to 25. The team will then continue its western Canadian tour to the Vancouver International Children Festival for another series of five performances, all in French, at Performance Works, from May 30 to June 1st. It is the second time that a play from Theatre Motus will be presented at both festivals and we are honored and excited to be back!

31   May   2017

Theatre Motus in China!

Theatre Motus in China for the first, second and third times!

1   February   2017

Our 2017 winter news

50 performances in just 2 months this winter: United States, Spain and Canada tours!

26   January   2016

After APAP/NYC, Theatre Motus is now participating in IPAY showcase 2016

After attending the APAP|NYC – Global performing arts conference and marketplace, Theatre Motus is now participating in IPAY Showcase 2016.

Stop by booth 43 to find out more abour our plays on tour.

14   October   2015

Baobab at Young People’s Theatre

It is with great pleasure that Baobab’s team has returned to Toronto for a new series of sixteen performances at Young People’s Theatre, from October 13 to 23.

27   November   2013

Luna in New York City

Luna, in my father’s eyes, will begin its life in the English language in New York City showcasing during the next APAP conference, as part of  the Youth & Family Showcase at the West Side YMCA! Not a bad start!

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    Founded in 2001, Théâtre Motus creates shows that combine puppeteering, acting techniques, coloured shadow theatre and music, in order to give life to original creations intended for young audiences.