Carnival of the Animals

The Carnival of the animals

Enter the marvelous universe of the Carnival of the Animals and discover a fantastical work by composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

Inspired by Saint-Saëns’ piece, the story will take you on a fabulous musical journey where Octave and Mandoline will guide you through a magical universe where lions, kangaroos, turtles and many more animals come to life through remarkable marionettes that will surprise and captivate.

An odyssey of sound that celebrates entertainment and joy, this production introduces young audiences to a classic composition.

Download the Teacher’s Guide (PDF)

Available:


  • 2 actors and symphony orchestra
  • 2 actors and piano duo
  • 2 actors and soundtrack
 


Workshops available with the program La Culture à l’école

Length: 50 minutes
Languages: English, French
Ages: 4 to 8

Team

Calendar

Technical requirements

Pedagogical Activity


Team

Creative Team:

Conceptors and Artistic Directors
Reggi Ettore
Lorena Corradi

Stage Director
Isabelle Thivierge

Puppets and set designer
Claire Brisson

Costume Designer
Sylvie Melançon

Performers

Maxime Larose
Audrée Southière

Pianists

Irina Krasnyanskaya
Jean-Fabien Schneider

Calendar

2017

MAY

on the 26th and 27th
Palais Montcalm, Québec
2 show in Raoul-Jobin theatre (piano duo version)
1 show in d’Youville theatre (soundtrack version)

2016

NOVEMBER

on the 25th and the 26th
4 shows with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in the Victoria Concert Hall

SEPTEMBER

on the 24th
Maison de la Culture de Villeray, Auditorium Le Prévost, Montreal

2016

May
From 2 to 6 and the 9th and 10th
Maison de la Culture de Villeray, Montreal

13/05/2016
Quinte Children Festival, Belleville Ontario
3 shows

April
From 1 to 22nd
Tour in schools in Ontario area

02/04/2016
Georgian Theatre in Barrie

March 2016
13/03/2015
Centre Multifonctionnel Francine-Gadbois, Boucherville, QC

2015

November 2015
6/11/2015
Showcase, Ontario Contact, London

1/11/2015
salle Schofield, Ville Mont-Royal

July 2015
July 12th
Place de la Famille, Festival d’été de Québec

July 6th
Ménard Park, LaSalle

June 2015
June 21st
Camp Musical du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Raymond-Tremblay Theater

May 2015
May 10th
Centennial Concert Hall with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

February - March
From February 19 to March 6
24 performances in Ontario area schools
February 28th
Burlington Performing Arts Centre

January
January 31st
Auditorium Le Prevost, Maison de la culture de Villeray, Montreal

January 26 and 27
2 performances, Vieux-Terrebonne Theater, Terrebonne

December
December 4 and 5
2 performances at Marie-Gerin-Lajoie Theater, Montreal

Season 2014-2015
Performances in Montreal and Quebec area

2014

May 2014
From May 1 to 3, 4 performances
Palais Montcalm, Quebec

2013

November 2013
December 4th and 5th
4 performances at Marie Gérin-Lajoie at UQÀM, Montréal

November 2013
November 22
With the collaboration of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, 2 performances
Concert Hall at Esplanade, Singapore

November 3 to 5
Jean-Despréz Theater, Gatineau, 5 performances

April 2013
April 24 and 25
Salle Marie Gérin Lajoie at L’UQAM, Montréal

January 2013
January 26
Peel Art Gallery Museum Archives, Brampton, Ontario

January 19
Des Moines Symphony Orchestra at the Civic Center, Iowa

2012

December 2012
December 30
Bibiothèque des Archives Nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Montréal

December 12 to 15
La Nouvelle Scène of Vox Théâtre, Ottawa

November 2012
November 27 and 28
Centre des Arts Juliette Lassonde, Sainte-Hyacinthe

2011

November 2011

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Grand Theatre de Québec, Québec, Canada
November 13 to 15 2011

École Secondaire Massey-Vanier, Cowansville, Québec, Canada
November 24th 2011

Maison de la culture de Waterloo, Waterloo, Québec, Canada
November 22nd 2011

October 2011
Cégep Beauce Appalaches, Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Québec, Canada
October 5, 6 & 7 2011

Salle Dussault, Thetford Mines, Québec, Canada
October 3rd & 4th 2011

July 2011
L’Imagier, Gatineau, Québec, Canada
July 31st 2011

March 2011
Mirella Lino Saputo Theatre, Montreal, Québec, Canada
March 26th 2011

Singapore Symphonia Company, Singapore
March 10th 2011

February 2011
Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal, Québec, Canada
February 22nd & 23rd 2011

Greater Toronto
February 6 to 20th 2011

2010

December 2010
Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, Québec, Canada
December 13th t0 17th 2010

September 2010
Salle Albert Phaneuf, Greenfield Park, Québec, Canada
September 9th 2010

August 2010
Parc Beaudet, Montreal, Québec, Canada
August 7th 2010

Parc de l’Ile Lebel, Repentigny, Québec, Canada
August 3rd 2010

June 2010
Centre d’art Orford, Orford, Québec, Canada
1st June 2010
At 10h
On stage: Octave, Mandoline and two pianists

April 2010
On tour in Saskatchewan
From April 18 to Aprin 30 2010

March 2010
On tour in Ontario
From March 1 to 15 March 15 2010

February 2010
Salle Paul-Émile-Meloche, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec, Canada
21 February 2009
At 2 pm
On stage: Octave, Mandoline and two pianists

2009

December 2009
Maison de la culture Mercier, Montréal, Québec, Canada
10 December 2009
At 9h30 and 1h30 pm
On stage: Octave and Mandoline

November 2009
Salle Albert-Dumouchel, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec, Canada
22 november 2009
At 2 pm
On stage: Octave, Mandoline and two pianists

October 2009 The Carnival of the Animals for schools
Place des Arts, Montreal, Québec, Canada
27 to 30 October 2009
9h45 am and 1h15 pm
On stage: Octave, Mandoline and two pianists

September 2009
Concert Hall, John F.Kennedy Center, Washington, USA
12 September 2009
2 Shows
On stage: Octave, Mandoline and The National Symphony Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra Web Site

Pedagogical Activity

These activities qualify for the program “Les artistes à l’école” through Quebec’s Ministry of education.

This workshop introduces kids to the appreciation of this great work of classical music. The children actively participate in the team activities to discover the musical personality of each animal in the Carnival as Camille Saint- Saëns imagined them.

Thanks to the versatility of its artistic and educational capacities, L’Arsenal à musique is a major partner for the realization of artistic and cultural projects for young people, in collaboration with teachers and arts specialists (in the spirit of the program ‘La Culture à l’école.’).

These projects provide (through preparation, development and reflection) an opportunity to include students in all of the steps of the creative process, inviting them to invent, perform and appreciate their own works. It has been proven that such experiences help today’s children to thrive as citizens, becoming culturally active and open, curious, with sharp critical and aesthetic thinking.

Levels: Preschool and 1st cycle elementary
Length of the workshops: 50-60 minutes or more, depending on the agreement
Maximum number of participants per workshop: 30 children
Available in French or in English

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