The 26 Letter Dance

The 26 Letter Dance

An interactive, multidisciplinary alphabet primer, The 26 Letter Dance is a journey into the world of letters and words. Physically and intellectually engaged in the piece, the young spectator is an active participant in this kaleidoscope rich in colours and textured dance.

In this bold and playful work, choreographer Hélène Langevin invites children to take part in a unique experience in which they not only see a dance performance but actively participate in the various tableaux that punctuate the piece–loosely structured miniatures. The show gets underway with A of course, with Z the last to take his leave. In between, the letters in this alphabet book embody a plethora of words, meanings, emotions and tones of voice.

The 26 Letter Dance is a very contemporary and poetic piece that expands the frontiers of performance for young audiences and turns the conventions of theatre inside out.

4 years and up / 60 minutes

Reviews

« Le grand intérêt de la production réside dans sa succession d’effets de surprise […] »
montheatre.qc.ca

« Des danseurs, des lettres et beaucoup de talent. Le spectacle jeune public 26 lettres à danser a tenu ses promesses tout comme il a tenu en haleine les jeunes spectateurs (en âge ou en âme) […]. Un projet original à grande portée, à voir en famille […]. »
Le Droit

« Un spectacle poétique et fascinant. […] C’est complètement éclaté […].
TPL Moms

“I would highly recommend this to anyone who is or ever was a child. With a whimsical flair, this play is nothing short of creativity, captivation and imagination.”
The New Ottawa Critics

CREDITS

Created, directed and co-choreographed by
HÉLÈNE LANGEVIN

Co-choreographer and Rehearsal Director
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LÉGARÉ

Performers
ARIANE BOULET
JOANNIE DOUVILLE
ALEXANDRE PARENTEAU
GEORGES-NICOLAS TREMBLAY

Guest Choreographers
CAROLINE LAURIN-BEAUCAGE
MENKA NAGRANI
MANUEL ROQUE

Designers
MARILÈNE BASTIEN (Costumes)
BERNARD FALAISE (Music)
RICHARD LACROIX (Set Design)
CAROLINE ROSS (Lighting)

Dramatist
CLAUDINE ROBILLARD

Production Manager
CATHERINE COMEAU

Technical Manager
MARTIN LEPAGE

Dancers who participated in choreographic research
ÉLISE BERGERON, ERIN O’LOUGHLIN, MARK MEDRANO AND GABRIELLE SURPRENANT-LACASSE

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PERFORMERS

PERFORMERS

Ariane Boulet

Joannie Douville

Alexandre Parenteau

Georges-Nicolas Tremblay