The path of dreams

The young Ashini returns to spend the summer holidays in the community where he lived his first years. Since his kukum (his grandmother) died and he lives in the city, he no longer recognizes his belonging to his Innu culture.

The people of the territory of the bears invite you to accompany Ashini on the fabulous journey that he will undertake through the ritual of the sweat lodge. In this world of visions and dreams, where wolverines and Onis live alongside, he will meet a Japanese girl in the 7th century. Do they all share the same quest?

Photos : Robert Etcheverry


  • Written and directed by : Izumi Ashizawa, Marco Collin and Hélène Ducharme
  • English version : Jon Lachlan Stewart
  • Assistant to the directors : Danaëlle Ducharme-Massé
  • Set design : Érica Schmitz
  • Music : Hugo Monroy Najera
  • Puppets and masks : Claude Rodrigue
  • Shadow theatre : Marcelle Hudon
  • Lighting : Michel St-Amand
  • Costumes : Diane Lavoie
  • Artistic consultant : Claude Boivin
  • Puppet and shadow puppet mechanisms : Jean Cummings
  • Seamstresses : Isabelle Chrétien and Carole Desmarais
  • Workshop bees : Pierre-Olivier Hamel, Benjamin Perreault and Delphine Quenneville
  • Innu translation and recorded voice : Bertha Basilish
  • Japanese translation and recorded voice : Izumi Ashizawa
  • Contributor to the development of the English version : Maurice Roy
  • Contributor to the development of the play : Martin Vaillancourt
  • Soundtrack : Studio Son G
  • Technical director : Valérie Bourque
  • With : Charles Bender, Marco Collin, Hugo Monroy Najera and Cynthia Wu-Maheux

The path of dreams is created in coproduction with Izumi Ashizawa Performance and with the help of our partners: Théâtre de la Ville, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, the Mashteuiatsh community, The Saint-Romain and Les-Amis-du-Monde Schools. We wish to thank the Cole Foundation for supporting this play.

This show is available.

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