WINGS FOR CLOWNS

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WINGS FOR CLOWNS by Piano Theatre (Theatre of Deaf Children )
Non-Verbal Performance
When: September 16, at 6:00 pm
Where: Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University,
1125 Colonel By Dr.

Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tickets: $15-$20
Children 3 and under are free.

6:00-6:20 pm – Theatrical composition “Magic Transformations” by young actors of three theatres that will present the result of their creative collaboration during international Children’s Theatre Exchange program. Participating theatres: Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre (Canada), Piano Theatre (Russia), Solo Theater (USA).

6:20-7:30 pm – Show Wings For Clowns by Piano Theatre.

In no way being deaf limits the artistic expression of the troupe of child actors from Russia. In many ways, their unique perspective on the world – one without sound – informs their art and their performance.

In Wings For Clowns, the actors use the language of motion to deliver several miniature performances featuring archetypal characters such as Pierrot, Harlequin, Columbine, Old Man and Old Woman. Trees, Sea, Wind and Rain are the main heroes of the performance. Through these characters the inner life of each performer is revealed and the audience is engaged.

Between the spectators and actors emerges a unified area of co-participation, co-creation, co-experience: this is the marvelous effect of “Piano” that strives to repeat it again and again.

The “Piano” Theatre began in 1986 at the Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) boarding school for deaf children and has participated in more than 50 international festivals, 5 world festivals in 15 countries including Russia, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, Canada.

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REGISTRATION TO CLASSES FALL 2017!

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We are inviting new students to join our theatre classes in September 2017!
New classes this year:
- Beginners Acting and Play Production, ages 9-14 (English).
In the program: acting, movement, speech, ensemble work; trips to see professional theatre, theatre criticism workshops, presentation of the final performances at the international festivals.
- Theatre Production: Stage Design, ages 8-16 (English)
Students will be building set for all the theatre’s productions this year, make props, learn how to operate sound and lighting, they will go to see professional productions in theatre, and go on backstage tours around Ottawa theatres.
Perfect for those who love to work with their hands and want to learn about backstage tricks and magic!

For the rest of the classes, please, verify if we have any openings!

For info and registration contact: onceuponakingdom@gmail.com

“Lights Outside The Window”

FINAL SHOW performed by Junior, Senior and Stage Dance groups!

When: May 26th, 6:30 pm
Where: Scout Hall, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.
Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tickets: $15
Children 5 and under are free.

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For info and help, please, contact: onceuponakingdom@gmail.com or 613-868-8343.

Alice in Wonderland – April 22, 2017

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Star School Academy
from Toronto, ON

Children’s Theatre Exchange: Ottawa meets Toronto

The musical is in Russian language.

When: April 22nd, 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Where: Academic Hall, University of Ottawa, 135 Séraphin Marion Private
Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Students of our theatre will open the evening with energetic performance to greet our guests and then our Toronto friends will present their famous musical show!

Tickets: $15
Children 3 and under are free.

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“The Legend of Parvana Lake” in Toronto

Our show is going to Toronto as part of the Children’s Theatre Exchange!Toronto-Poster_Feb2017-v08_en
April 30, 2017 at 12:00pm
York Woods Library Theatre
– 1785 Finch Ave West, Toronto

Check out information and buy tickets if you happen to be in Toronto that weekend!

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“The Legend of Parvana Lake” in Ottawa!

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We will be playing our famous show in Ottawa once again!

“The Legend of Parvana Lake”/ “Легенда о Неугасимом Огне”
Perfromed by Advanced Acting students
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrov

When: February 24th, 7:00 pm
Where: Scout Hall, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.
Ages: adults and children (6+)
Duration: 40 minutes

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“The Legend of Parvana Lake” tells a story about a beautiful Princess who decided to choose a husband by setting a challenge to the knights to find the Eternal Flame and bring it to her. But years pass, the Princess waits and waits looking through the windows of her castle, but none of the men come back… When the Princess losses her hope she starts crying. Her tears flood the valley and the castle creating a lake that is clear like a child’s tear. What happened to all those brave men and why didn’t they come back?…

This magical legend told through poetic text carries an ancient story about creation of one of the most gorgeous lakes in Armenia – Parvana Lake. The show incorporates the styles of physical theatre, shadow theatre and contemporary dance.

Actors use Russian, English and Armenian languages to tell this story, but most of all – their body language.

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MAKE A WISH – 8th Theatre Birthday!

Happy 8th Birthday to our grown baby – our THEATRE! Over the years our theatre became this special place where very different people find each other to join in one strong desire: to explore, to learn, to experiment, to create new worlds that at first might live just in our imagination, but when they come to life on stage, they become so real and so dear to everyone who comes in touch with them. This is what is called a true magic! And it is hard to express how important to have this safe place where anyone, child or adult, can come with an open heart and learn to share through artistic expression the feelings, thoughts, impressions, experiences, or visions that often hide deep inside us and tends to get lost in the fast-paced everyday life.

Let’s wish our Theatre Happy Birthday and wish it grow with every year to fit in its heart more artists, more friends, more creations, more beautiful worlds!

LEAVE YOUR WISH ON THE WALL OF OUR THEATRE! You can keep adding wishes, share memories, upload pictures, write poems (in Russian, English or French!) to give a big boost of positive energy to our theatre for the year to come! We will read the most special wishes from the stage at our OUK’s 8th Birthday Party: Chronos Ville on January 28th!

Do it on our Facebook page or send us an email!

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OUK’s 8th Birthday Party: Chronos Ville

Saturday, JANUARY 28th, 4:30-7:30pm ouk_8th-birthday_borderless
at Banquet Hall, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Woodroffe United Church.

Join Once Upon A Kingdom Theatre as we celebrate our 8th year!

What to expect:
- NEW SHOW “Chronos Ville”!!! This time we are creating the whole show dedicated specially to our Theatre’s Birthday where 31 performers will be playing on the same stage!
- THEATRE & DANCE Workshop for All Ages! (Theme will be announced soon!)
- Interactive theatre games for everyone
- Huge & Delicious Birthday Cake with coffee and tea
- Illuminated Dance party for children
- Wonderful atmosphere of creativity and friendship!
- And more…

We love guests!
We love to perform for you!
We love parties and we know how to make it “the best night ever”!
***SOLD OUT***

Tickets:
Adults $15
Children (4-16 yrs) $10
Family Package (4 tickets) $40
Free for children under 4 and for OUK Theatre students.

This is one of our most popular events, so make sure to get your tickets in advance because seats are limited!

All proceeds will go towards providing props, costumes, lighting, and more for our young actors in 2017.

Halloween Lovers Invited!

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- Fairy-tale characters will come to life on shadow screens and will tell many fascinating stories;
- Freakiest creatures will dance for you in the moonlight;
- Magic Door will share candies with all the kids!

The performances will be held outside, you can stop by on your way at any time between 6:30-7:30pm on Halloween night, October 31st!

 Location: 279 Compton Ave, Ottawa.

Our students will be delighted to surprise and scare you! ;)

All the performances are FREE of admission. Donations in the form of CANDIES are accepted by our young performers!

SHADOW THEATRE WORKSHOPS for Adults (17+)

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NOVEMBER 6 and DECEMBER 4th, 2016
4:30 pm  - 7:30 pm

This workshop is created for Adults (17+). Professionals, students, teachers, as well as beginners who have passion for magical theatre are invited to participate!
We invite you to explore the world of shadows and light and learn new technique: what screens and lights to use, how to make and operate shadow puppets, story telling through shadows, how to strengthen your hands and body to work with shadows, learn to colour your shadows, use moving screens and find out how to apply shadow theatre to your own artistic work.

Instructors: Ekaterina Vetrov and Alexander Vetrov
Location: Studio 311, Department of Theatre, 135 Seraphin-Marion Pvt., University of Ottawa.
Duration: 3 hours.

Please, read COMPLETE DESCRIPTION of the workshops.