Ti-Jean de partout

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Ti-Jean de partout

Ages: 7 to 9 years old

TI-JEAN DE PARTOUT IS BOTH A WORKSHOP AND A LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR GRADES 2, 3 AND 4.

Franco-Ontarian author Marie-Thé Morin revisits the adventures of a traditional Canadian character. One who needs no introduction and who’s been fueling the imagination of francophones all over the globe for several decades now -- we’re talking about Ti-Jean of course! The young boy gifted with the ability to take on a multitude of different accents...

This workshop/performance explores the orality of French Ontario and seeks to highlight the various accents found North, East and South of the province. Through a simple and playful staging, with puppets made out of recycled materials, on a stage made out of paper, rediscover French Ontario’s rich expressions.

This presentation is divided into three phases:

BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE:
Puppet building workshop via an “unboxing” video. Our performers introduce the characters from the story and show the children how to make a puppet from recycled materials.

DURING THE PERFORMANCE:
A 25-minute performance streamed on a virtual platform during which children will be invited to use their own puppets ; followed by a discussion on what it means to be an actor: How and why should we tell stories?

AFTER THE PERFORMANCE:
The teacher (or parents at home) will be able to invite the children to tell or invent a Ti-Jean tale “in their own way”, by lending their voice to their own puppet.

Through reservations only.
Fee: $260+HST
Booking: Hadrien Volle

Creative team

Distribution: Meilie Ng and Élisabeth Dorion-Soucy
Text: Marie-Thé Morin
Direction: Dillon Orr

Links to the curriculum

Ideas Underlying the Arts Curriculum: developing creativity; developing aesthetic awareness; using the creative process.
Communicating: manipulating elements and forms to convey or express thoughts, feelings, messages, or ideas through the arts; constructing and analysing art works, with a focus on analyzing and communicating the meaning of the work.
Understanding Culture: understanding cultural traditions and innovations; constructing personal and cultural identity (developing a sense of self and a sense of the relationship between the self and others locally, nationally, and globally).
Making Connections: making connections between the cognitive and affective domains (expressing thoughts and feelings when creating and responding to art works); collaborating to create works with others, and performing in ensembles.

Duration: 45 minutes