Thumbelina / Tommelise

Artist: L'Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes
Montreal, Canada

Born in the heart of a mysterious flower, Thumbelina is thrust into a colossal world of peril and adventure, and within it all she finds the strength and courage to fly off on her own. Thumbelina combines puppetry, dance, and music in the enormous world of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale.

Née au cœur d’une fleur mystérieuse, Tommelise est poussée dans un gigantesque monde plein de dangers et d’aventures où elle trouve la force et le courage de prendre son envol. Le spectacle Tommelise combine le monde des marionnettes, la dance, et la musique au centre de l’univers merveilleux du conte classique de Han Christian Andersen.

Experience: Puppet theatre, dance, live music | Length: 45 minutes including a 10 minute post-show interaction | Grades: Preschool - 3 | Venue: Big Secret Theatre
Join Us: Kids with hearing impairment, visual impairment, or mobility impairment
English Language Arts:

Discover and Explore: develop understanding
Use Strategies and Cues to Construct Meaning: use prior knowledge
and comprehension strategies
Respond to Texts: experience various texts such as fairy tales and
puppet plays; construct meaning from texts (relate stories, characters, and actions to personal feelings and experiences), and appreciate artistry in texts
Understand Forms, Elements, and Techniques: understand techniques
and elements such as structure, characters, 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

Health & Life Skills:

Relationship Skills: listening; characteristics of friends
Interactions: understanding conflict
Group Roles: individual differences

Activity Sheets: (download link coming soon)

Show Times

Wednesday, May 23 at 10:15 AM (French)
Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 PM (English)
Thursday, May 24 at 9:30 AM (French)
Thursday, May 24 at 12:30 PM (English)
Friday, May 25 at 10:15 AM (French)
Friday, May 25 at 12:30 PM (French)
Saturday, May 26 at 1:00 PM (English)