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Théâtre la Seizième

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: French

Théâtre la Seizième supports the development of French Canadian culture amongst young francophones and francophiles throughout the country. The company offers touring shows in French for young audiences and teenagers, as well as drama workshops which can be booked directly through their website. Recipient of several Jessie Richardson and Masque awards, the company is one of Vancouver's most exciting presenting and production companies.


Reviews

The play was filled with imagination, emotions, comedy, sound effects... All adapted to children. Set and strike was convenient, everything was well organised and managed! Students enjoyed, thank you a lot! Grade 3/4 teacher
The content was good and it was pretty funny! I loved how it included some of teenagers style of dancing and other wordless gestures to engage them. The stage was beautiful too, and I thought the actors did a great job speaking at a reasonable pace to the students during the Q&A. The acting was great, the story was interesting, and the lighting choices were very clever. The ending of the story was beautifully done. Grade 9/10/11 teacher
French was not too fast for Immersion students. My students liked the ideas and decor. Fantastic acting, everything was good! Kindergarden Teacher

Performances & Workshops

Élise contre l'extinction totale

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 min.
Capacity: 350 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet, table and chair
Fee Range: $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


The earth is quickly warming up, ice caps are melting, the number of endangered species - 16,306 - keeps increasing; Élise is learning all of this in science classes. Frightened and outraged, Élise also feels guilty. What can she do to prevent the utter destruction of the environment? With the help of her friend Amal, Élise undertakes an incredible science project to save the planet and prevent a mass extinction. It is just about finding the perfect idea...without neglecting her friend Théo. This seems like an almost impossible mission; can they succeed? Élise contre l'extinction totale is a much needed play in tune with current environmental issues. Starring Élise, a rebellious and dynamic young girl, this play explores friendship and teamwork to remind us that everyone - without any age limit - can act for the planet.

Le merveilleux voyage d'Ernest de l'Ouest

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 350
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet, table and chair
Fee Range: $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$900.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$900.00
Vancouver Island North
$900.00
Interior
$900.00
North
$900.00
Kootenays
$900.00

Ernest de l'Ouest is a real scamp, and his nasty tricks are famous throughout the neighbourhood. One night, while preparing to commit a new misdemeanor, he comes up against a much stronger opponent: Jérôme de Port Alberni, a magical leprechaun that instantly transforms him into a little shrimp of a boy. Carried away by a wild goose, it's the beginning of a long adventure for Ernest! After the success of Le Merveilleux voyage de Réal de Montréal, Rébecca Déraspe wrote a text specially adapted for Western Canada: an introductory journey that takes us from the beaches of Vancouver Island to the Okanagan valleys, and the Vancouver sky-scrappers to the Rocky Mountain peaks. A show filled with audacity and poetry on the themes of friendship, discovery and difference, sure to make young and old laugh.

Simon a toujours aimé danser

Grade Suitability: 8-12
Duration: 50 mins
Capacity: 350 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet
Fee Range: $950 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$900.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$900.00
Vancouver Island North
$900.00
Interior
$900.00
North
$900.00
Kootenays
$900.00

Simon tries his utmost to stand out, and to liven up the boredom of his daily existence. He wants to sing, but his voice isn't good enough: he wants to dance, but he got signed up for hockey instead. Nothing turns out as expected: his faith breaks, his voice breaks, his heart breaks... yet in spite of it all, amid all the turmoil of adolescence, he learns to love himself the way he is. Chronicling Simon' s inward journey from awkward kid to Prince Charming with great tenderness and humour, Simon a toujours aimé danser is about the importance of expressing yourself and achieving your potential through your passions in life. The play draws on a wide range of cultural references, bridging the gap between Nobel Prize-winning authors and Disney movies, between classical and pop, between ballet and music videos.

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