OUR THEATRE CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY!!!

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And here we are – 10 memorable years are behind us! It is not easy to put into words all the feelings and emotions that burst like fireworks today! So instead, we decided to do something that is not very obvious for artists – some MATH! Let’s look at the numbers…
During these past 10 years OUK Theatre brought to life:
– 40+ PRODUCTIONS for all ages with actors 6-30 years old!
– Over 200 creative events
– Ran over 100 WORKSHOPS in Canada and abroad
– Participated in 18 International FESTIVALS
– Organized 6 International CHILDREN’s THEATRE EXCHANGES
– Taught HUNDREDS of children and performed for THOUSANDS!
– TOURED Ottawa region, Toronto, Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Stratford ON, Lingen (Germany)
– Performed for INCREDIBLE AUDIENCES that saw us on theatre stages of all sorts, forms and sizes, streets, squares and parks of different cities, festivals, National Arts Centre, universities, schools, libraries, daycares, cafes, and tons of experimental spaces!…

WE FEEL that it’s a good start to enter a NEW DECADE that attracts us with new artistic challenges, new friendships, new experiences and new theatrical adventures!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ONCE UPON A KINGDOM THEATRE!!!!!!!!!

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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SCHEDULE FOR FALL SEMESTER 2018

All of our classes run for the Season September to May, so the same schedule applies for Winter-Spring Semester 2019.
Auditions for new students will happen in June 2019. Please, check back in May 2019 for the dates.

Dates

Time Class Instructor Location Price
September 10th – December 17th, 2018 Monday
5:45 – 8:15pm
Psychology (Communication Training) &
Advanced Acting(Senior studio)
Ages 11-15
Ekaterina Vetrov
& Irina Tsirlin
Theatre Studio,
Nepean Creative Arts Centre,35 Stafford Rd.
$455/ semester
September 11th – December 18th, 2018 Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00pm
Beginners Acting, Stage Dance and Play Production(Junior Studio)
Ages 7-10
Ekaterina Vetrov Theatre Studio, NCAC $121.50/ month
$471/ semester
September 5th – December 19th, 2018 Wednesday
5:45 – 8:15pm
Advanced Acting & Movement In Theatre(Senior studio)
Ages 11-15
Ekaterina Vetrov
& Alexander Vetrov
Theatre Studio, NCAC $557/ semester
September 9th – December 16th, 2018 Sunday
Time varies
Dance & Stretching(Senior studio)
Ages 11-15
Mariya Bugrova Dance Studio, NCAC

210/ semester

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!

Shoes with the Squeak

Dates: May 27th at 4:30 pm and 29th at 6:30 pmSquickyShoes_Pucture
Ages: 2+
Language: Russian
Style: Object Theatre
Tickets: $10
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The show “Shoes with the Squeak” is a playful piece created by Junior Acting class in the style of Object Theatre. Children gather around the Shoe Tree and start telling funny and at times sad stories about life of shoes.

Приглашаем вас на новый спектакль младшей студии “Башмаки со скрипом”!
Ребята собираются вокруг Чудо-дерева, на котором вместо листьев растут башмаки, и начинают рассказывать весёлые и порой немножко грустные истории о жизни башмаков. Обувь оживает прямо в руках у детей, превращаясь в удивительных персанажей, которые ходят, разговаривают, танцуют, ссорятся и мирятся, радуются и грустят, живут своей необыкновенной башмачной жизнью.
В спектакле обыгрываются стихи Юнны Мориц, Корнея Чуковского, Агнии Барто и Аллы Стройло.

Halloween Street Performance 2017!

halloweenThis is our theatre’s 2nd Annual Shadow & Dance Street Extravaganza where we return with the new story!

Date: Halloween, October 31st, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: OUK Theatre, 279 Compton Ave, Ottawa, K2B 5A8

Route your Trick or Treating trail through this magical location called “The Ghost City”:
– Spooky characters will come to life on shadow screens and will tell many fascinating stories;
– Freakiest creatures will dance for you in the moonlight;
– Actors will take you through magic installation and tell ghost stories;
– The Witch will prepare apples for all the kids.*
*Beautiful and healthy alternative to candies!

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

Our students will be delighted to surprise and scare you! 😉

All the performances are FREE of admission. Candies donations are accepted by our young performers!

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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“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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