LUCID DREAMS

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UPCOMING SHOWS:
November 2nd and 4th, 2018 (Ottawa, ON)
December 15th, 2018 (Washington, DC)
February 2019, date TBD (Montreal, QC)

Ages: 10+
Language: Non-verbal
Duration: 45 min
The show is presented by our Senior Acting Class.

Ottawa, ON:
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Washington, DC:
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The show “Lucid Dreams” is an immersive experience where audiences are taken on a journey through dreams. Ensemble of actors creates a strange world of dreams that is full of symbols, illusions and grotesque imagery through movement, contemporary dance and work with masks and objects.

What is IMMERSIVE? 26 audience members at a time enter theatrical space and participate in the action while interacting with actors and experiencing different dream worlds from the inside.

The story is based on children’s research of their own dreams that they studied for many months, then analyzed and explored through physical work on stage. This piece is created from children’s desperate desire to connect, find that “electricity” that brings people together, makes them care about each other, experience breathtaking flights, discover new boundaries of the universe, and feel the unrestrained need to share their discoveries with the whole world.

“Lucid Dreams” is a Laureate of the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Lingen, Germany (June 2018).

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LUCID DREAMS

When: May 25 – June 10time varies LD-main-poster-web
Where: Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd., Nepean
Ages: 10+
Language: Non-verbal
Duration: 45 min
Tickets: $15

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The show “Lucid Dreams” is an immersive experience where audiences are taken on a journey through dreams. Ensemble of actors creates a strange world of dreams that is full of symbols, illusions and grotesque imagery through movement, contemporary dance and work with masks and objects. 26 audience members at a time enter theatrical space and participate in the action while interacting with actors and experiencing different dream worlds from the inside.

The story is based on children’s research of their own dreams that they studied for many months, then analyzed and explored through physical work on stage. This piece is created from children’s desperate desire to connect, find that “electricity” that brings people together, makes them care about each other, experience breathtaking flights, discover new boundaries of the universe, and feel the unrestrained need to share their discoveries with the whole world.

The show is presented by our Senior Acting Class. After premier in Ottawa, “Lucid Dreams” will travel to Germany to represent Canada at the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre!

We are going to Germany!!!

calendarOur theatre has been selected and invited to represent North America at the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Lingen, GERMANY in June 2018!!!!!!!
Over 80 theatre companies from around the world participated in the contest and only 18 theatres were selected in the end!
We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to become part of the world’s largest children’s theatre festival and for the first time in the history of our theatre to bring our production to Europe!
We congratulate young actors of our Senior Acting class with this incredible victory and achievements that has been highly noted and recognized by international jury!
And now our students and directors will be working hard on their new creation that they will take to the festival: immersive show “Lucid Dreams” that will open in May 2018!

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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CHILDREN’S THEATRE EXCHANGE

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Following information can also be found on official www.childrenstheatreexchange.com website

Our theatre is in a constant search for new friends, new experiences, new ways of expression! This is how this project was born and it proved to be one of the most breathtaking journeys we’ve ever had!
We are looking for new theatre companies who want to meet with us and EXCHANGE!

Goal of the project:

Children’s Theatre Exchange provides an opportunity for children who participate in theatre groups of various cities to find friends with similar interests; exchange and share their theatre experience; broaden perception of the theatre world; learn to engage into open discussions about each other’s work skilfully and professionally; and find joy in collective creation with new people.

Basic Guidelines:

  • Participants are children’s theatre collectives only. The age of performers is up to 18 years old.
  • Theatre shows can be done in any genre and use any language of presentation.
  • Children’s shows can be either presented just for the circle of participants or can be open to general public.
  • In the end of the program, all children are required to prepare reviews/ feedback/ sketches/ video material about their participation and impressions. That feedback will be published for wide audiences to look at.
    This will help children to summarize and form an opinion about impressions from their experience; learn to discuss creative work of their friends professionally; have an opportunity to try out the profession of theatre critic.
  • Children are required to participate actively in organization of all the gathering. The teachers should give children maximum opportunity to be involved in every area of the process.
    The goal is to let children to try themselves not only in the role of actors, but also experience other theatre professions: designers, critics, managers, ushers, backstage crew, etc.
  • Participating theatres should agree on the program specifics, technical requirements, any specifics of each given collective IN ADVANCE.
  • Participating theatres are responsible for their budget, have to look for financial support to make the project happen and should help each other as much as possible.

What is expected from participating theatres that organize their exchange:

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  • Theatre brings one or several shows
  • Theatre prepares workshops and “Creative Evenings” (can be an evening of theatre games, talent show, musical evening, evening of visual arts, etc).
  • Theatre is responsible for providing space for all the planned meetings, shows and events.

In addition, if the theatre has an opportunity:

  • Offers accommodations at host-families
  • Prepares tours around the town and any other cultural events
  • Helps with transportation and food for participants
  • Up to 2 Guest-Theatres can participate in the same exchange
  • Theatre brings one or several shows
  • Theatre prepares workshops and/ or “Creative Evening”
  • Transportation and food for their participants

If you are interested in the Children’s Theatre Exchange program in any way: as PARTICIPANT, SPONSOR, VOLUNTEER, COLLABORATOR, GUEST, please, get in touch with us!

“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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Children’s Theatre Exchange: TWO SHOWS!

tickets_pictureWe invite our young audiences and adults to see two magical shows in one evening!
The shows are part of the International Multicultural Children’s Theatre Exchange program. This year the language of presentation is Russian.

When: Friday, June 5th, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University,
                 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa.

1) “The Magic Paintbrush”/ “Волшебная кисточка”
Comedic Fairy-tale
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrov
Presented by students of Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Studio (Ottawa, ON).

2) “The Flying Ship”/ “Летучий корабль”
Мusical Fairy-tale
Directed by Ivan Logvinov
Presented by students of Solo School (Atlanta, USA).

Suitable for children ages 6 and up.

Tickets: $20 for the evening (includes both shows).
Get your tickets at Russian store “Stolichni ” (2280 Carling Ave) or
online on our Webiste HERE:

DisabledFor group prices or other info, please, contact:
613-868-8343 (Ekaterina) or 613-986-8118 (Alexander)
onceuponakingdom@gmail.com

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“Звездоглазка” на фестивале в Вашингтоне, май-июнь 2014:

Stage Combat Workshop – Summer 2014

Don’t miss our Stage Combat Workshop at 100 Watt Earth Stage, Ottawa International Children’s Festival!

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Presentation of Stage Combat routine on Earth Stage.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Movement & Stage Combat Workshop: taught by Alexander and Ekaterina Vetrov.
Suitable for children 7 and up.
Children will start with physical warm up and then learn basic stage combat skills and perform their routine in front of the audiences at 100 watt Earth Stage!

FINAL CHILDREN’S SHOWS 2014 SCHEDULE

THE SOAP BUBBLES
adaptation of Scandinavian fairy-tale by Zinken Hopp.
Junior Russian Group #1 (ages 6-10)

Saturday, May 10 at 2:30pm – performance at Ottawa International Children’s Festival, 100 Watt Earth Stage, the Dining Tent (field of the War Museum)http://ottawachildrensfestival.ca/
Monday, May 26th at 6:00pm – home studio performance at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, the Banquet Hall.
Followed by celebration and potluck (bring a dish)!
Tickets: Pay What You Can at the door.

THEATRE DEBATE
Senior Group (ages 10-14) in English
Sat. May 10th at 1:15 and Sun. May 11th at 2:00pm
Critical discussion and debate where students will talk on stage about two shows that they have just seen: The City and Iris & Under the Stars.
Location: Ottawa International Children’s Festival, 100 Watt Earth Stage, the Dining Tent (field of the War Museum)

THE PLANET QUEST
Junior Russian Group #2 (ages 6-10)
Physical theatre performance about travelling among the stars from one fantastic planet to another. Journey that will be enjoyed by any language speaking audience!
Sunday, May 18th at 11:00am.
Location: University of Ottawa Theatre Department, 135 Seraphin-Marion Pvt., studio 311 (3rd floor).
Followed by celebration and potluck (bring a dish)!
Tickets: Pay What You Can at the door.

BEHIND THE MASK
Junior English Group (ages 8-13)
Physical performance that presents mask work, poems, choreography and elements of stage combat.
Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00pm.
Location: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, the Banquet Hall.
Followed by celebration and potluck (bring a dish)!
Tickets: Pay What You Can at the door.

A GIRL WITH STAR EYES
adaptation of Finnish fairy-tale by S. Topelius
Senior Group (ages 10-14) in Russian
May 31st – June 1st: if you happen to be in Washington DC, come and see our performance in a contest program at 4th International Festival of Russian-Speaking Children’s and Youth Theatres. Full info is here: http://www.russfestival.org/

Enjoy a really eventful May with us!!!