“26 lettres à danser”: Alphabet Confusion

by Natasha Popovych (14 years old)

You look at me like you know me,

Yet you don’t.

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Photograph taken from nac-cna.ca

You talk, and ask my name,

But for what reason,

You don’t tell me that.

You dance, sing and interact

Yet I get no answer.

You created  us a piece,

Of alphabet meaning,

But no such explanation.

Your words are not enough,

In a way that you express them.

You try to give a message,

But all flies away,

Just like confusion.

26 lettres à danser 

A Bouge de là production

Conceived, Directed, and Co-Choreographed by Hélène Langevin

February 11-12, 2017


Instructor’s Note from Ekaterina Vetrova of Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Company: “Instead of giving the class lots of theory this time around, I gave them an hour class right before the show which consisted of practical exercises or associations and included verbal, physical movement, rhythm, and acting exercises. The point was to make the students’ imaginations work so that they could start to recognize images and, in response, come up with new associations, images, thoughts, memories, and fantasies provoked by certain words and/or movements in the show. The result was a very engaging and energetic class where all the students participated super actively. Then we watched the show, had a discussion afterwards, and then the students went home and were instructed to write a ‘creative review’ that had to reflect in some way the associations and images that came to their heads while watching the performance. I am very happy with the result and for many of them it is currently their best written critical work so far!”

See more work from the students of O.U.K. Theatre here.

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