Grade 4-12

Mask Movement Theatre WORKSHOP (Masque et théâtre de mouvement)

Workshop by Faustwork Mask Theatre This workshop involves physical theatre exercises and games, character development and improvisations with masks, with an eye towards the creation of short sketches. In addition, students will have the opportunity to become more aware of posture, self-image and self-expression. Participants will have fun experimenting with a new art form and…

Bboyizm

Bboyizm The true essence of all street dances Yvon Soglo (a.k.a. B-boy Crazy Smooth) is known as one of Canada’s top street dancers. His professional experience includes instructing Cirque du Soleil acrobats and performing at the Nancy Jazz Pulsations festival in France. As the founder and artistic director of Bboyizm, Crazy Smooth [...]

Mike Ford Song WORKSHOP (Les mots qui chantent!)

Workshop by Mike Ford Using games of improvisation, brainstorming, rhyme & rhythm and more, Mike leads students through rapid-fire stages of song creation (a basis for their own curriculum-focused musical pieces). The artist works with up to 30 students per one-hour workshop in a classroom with chalkboard (or similar device). He can coach the same…

Flames Across The Border

Performance by Mike Ford The 1812-1814 conflict comes alive in music and words with Mike’s original songs about epic events (the invasion of Little York, Great Lake ship battles), famous characters (Tecumseh, FitzGibbon), and unsung participants (settlers, couriers). Provoking boisterous audience interaction, sampling period marches and ballads, challenging myths, Flames Across the Border is a…

Etienne Brule Returns (Le retour d’Étienne Brûlé)

Performance by Mike Ford Mike’s original and interactive song-cycle explores the life and time of Ontario’s first non-aboriginal visitor, Étienne Brûlé. Through his eyes, 17th Century Ontario, First Nations lore, early New France and contemporary issues of environment and inclusion are brought to life in a variety of musical styles. (Note that this performance is…

Canada Needs You! (Le Canada a besoin de vous!)

Performance by Mike Ford In this performance, Mike takes students on a break-neck tour through First Nations lore, explorers’ tales, the War of 1812, rebellions, Confederation, and finally skidding to a halt for a decade-by-decade examination of Canada’s explosive 20th Century. It includes John A. Macdonald-themed material. (A must for Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 2017!)…