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 First Nations 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 Premières Nations et américains.

Experience: Puppet Theatre | Length: 55 minutes | Grades: Kindergarten and Up | Venue: Martha Cohen Theatre
Join Us: Kids with hearing impairment, mobility impairment, or visual impairment
Social Studies - Culture and Community/Identity/Aboriginal Studies:

First Nations Perspectives, Histories, and Cultures
Multiple Points of View, Cultures, and Communities
Diversity and Multiculturalism
Communities in Canada
Land, Places, People
Characteristics of Communities: traditions, symbols, clothing, celebrations, language, heritage

English Language Arts:

Discover and Explore: develop understanding
Use Strategies and Cues to Construct Meaning
Respond to Texts: experience various texts from a variety of cultural traditions (such as legends, adventures, puppet plays); construct meaning from texts (relate stories, characters, and actions to personal feelings and experiences)
Appreciate Artistry in Texts
Understand Forms, Elements, and Techniques: structure, characters, motivation, settings, events, narration

Fine Arts - Art:

Reflection: appreciation
Depiction: main forms and proportions, actions and viewpoints
Expression: documenting an activity, narratives retold visually
Media and Techniques: sculpture
Technographical Arts: shadows and puppets

Fine Arts - Drama:

Dramatic Movement


Performances in French language

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 PM (French)
Friday, May 25 - 10:00 AM (French)