Thursday
Jan122012

Theatre Motus (Canada) [theatres that develop new work]

Where does the word Motus come from? From the Latin to move.

Théâtre Motus, a motor of creation and emotions

10 years with young audiences, 10 seasons of creation, of exploring new worlds and of
nourishing cultural exchanges.

These 10 years are like a stepping stone: the same audacity at heart the same unknown before
us, but, this time, with a public who supports us, peers who encourage us and, most of all, our
experience to guide our desire.

10 years, a springboard into tomorrow!

Founded in 2001 by Hélène Ducharme and Sylvain Massé, 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.

Right from the beginning of a project, the two partners surround themselves with a team of
creative partners who enrich and strengthen their artistic research. The idea is for them to
remain open to the various artistic approaches by their peers, integrating the knowledge and
striving to move the theatre practice forward.

The company, which tours its shows internationally, has already performed nearly eight
hundred times here, in France, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Mali and Greece. Since its
inception, Motus collaborates with venues including, notably, the Théâtre de la Ville where
creation residencies usually spread over two years, allowing to verify the resonance that the
creations have with children.

In connection with their research and production work, the artistic directors are always looking
to interact with young spectators: from post?performance meetings through specialized
workshops, to joint projects in development, every effort is made to encourage connections
with young audiences.

Théâtre Motus, a theatre moving quickly and to be followed at a good pace!

Click here for the theatre's website.

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