The Path of Dreams / Le sentier des rêves

Artist: Le Théâtre Motus
Longueuil, Canada

First Nations and Japanese cultures connect in The Path of Dreams, the story of a young Innu boy who plunges into the dream-world in search of his grandmother’s lost necklace. There he finds himself in the strange world of the Oni in 7th century Japan and meets a little girl with a very special destiny.

The Path of Dreams was developed in collaboration with local school children in Longueuil and Montreal, the Innu community in Mashteuiatsh, a First Nations reserve in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, and Canadian and American artists.

Les cultures se connectent dans le spectacle, Le sentier des rêves, l’histoire d’un jeune garçon Innu qui plonge dans le monde des rêves à la recherche du collier perdu de sa grand-mère. Là, il se retrouve dans le monde étrange des Oni, au Japon du 7ieme siècle et rencontre une petite fille au destin très spécial.

Le spectacle Le sentier des rêves a été développé en collaboration avec des écoliers de Longueuil et Montréal, la communauté Innu de Mashteuiatsh, la réserve Première Nation de Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean de la région de Québec et des artistes canadiens et américains.

Experience: Puppet Theatre | Length: 55 minutes | Grades: Kindergarten and Up | Venue: Martha Cohen Theatre
Join Us: Kids with hearing impairment, mobility impairment, visual impairment
Social Studies:

First Nations Communities and Perspectives
Land, People, and Places of Alberta: Its Changing Cultural and Social Dynamics
Oral Traditions and Narrative
Conflict and Resolution

Fine Arts – Drama:

Storytelling: Characters and Perspectives in Narrative
Creating Mood and Characterisation through Language, Vocal Expression, Actions, Music

English Language Arts:

Constructing Meaning from Texts: Connecting Fictional Characters to Personal and Actual Experiences; Identifying Conflicts and Resolution; Human Nature
Narration, Voices, and Points of View
Connecting Plot, Setting, and Characters


First Nations Perspectives; Canadian History; Cultural Identity

Study Guides: (download link coming soon)

Show Times

Wednesday, May 23 at 10:00 AM (English)
Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 PM (English)
Thursday, May 24 - 10:00 AM (French)
Thursday, May 24 - 12:30 AM (French)
Friday, May 25 - 10:00 AM (French)