A Heart in Winter/Le Cœur en Hiver

Artist: Théâtre de l’Oeil

Be captivated by this theatrical take on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Snow Queen. In A Heart in Winter playful puppets bring to life the story of a girl, Gerda, who journeys to find her lost friend, Kay, in the palace of the Snow Queen. Kay is under an icy spell that has frozen his joys as well as his sorrows. Will Gerda manage to melt his frozen heart? This brilliantly choreographed production is beautiful and spellbinding. French and English shows available.

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Les enfants vont adorer la version scénique du conte de fée The Snow Queen de Hans Christian Andersen. Dans Le Cœur en hiver, des marionnettes jouent l’histoire de la petite Gerda qui recherche son ami disparu, Kay. Celui-ci se trouve dans le palais de Reine des Neiges. Elle lui a jeté un sort qui glace aussi bien ses joies que ses chagrins. Est-ce que Gerda parviendra à réchauffer son cœur glacé? Cette brillante production chorégraphiée est un spectacle aussi éblouissant qu’envoutant. Les performances sont présentées en anglais ou en français.

Experience: Puppet Theatre; Fairy Tale | Length: 55 minutes | Grades: K - 5 | Venue: Martha Cohen Theatre
Join Us: Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Special Needs
Fine Arts – Art:

Depiction: Main Forms and Proportions; Qualities and Details
Expression: Visual Storytelling; Decoration; Sculpture and Puppets
Craftsmanship, Sculpture & Puppets

Fine Arts – Drama:

Storytelling: Dramatization; Puppetry
Dramatic Movement and Mime

English Language Arts:

Understanding Meaning from Texts
Puppet Plays / Fairy Tales: Structural Elements; Characters; Narrative; Plot; Setting; Mood
Artistry in Storytelling

Health & Life Skills:

Wellness Choices: Feelings and Behaviour; Friendship; Overcoming Challenges
Decision making & Friendship


Fairy Tale, Personal Growth, Friendship, Courage, Hans Christian Andersen

While at Kidsfest, we also recommend: Fine Arts: Puppet Creation Tent; Kaleidoscope Garden; Costume Design

Show Times

Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 AM (French)
Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 PM (French)
Friday, May 26 at 10:00 AM (English)
Friday, May 26 at 12:30 PM (French)
Saturday, May 27 at 11:30 AM (English) (Public pricing only)