In the age of "looking down," Axis draws young eyes up to engage them in interactive experiences that educate, inspire and transform. Audiences experience smart, entertaining interpretations of traditional and cutting edge physical theatre. Axis incorporates combinations of red-nose clown, mime, movement, mask work, puppetry and improvisation to expand the meaning and impact of the stories presented. It is deceptively simple, completely fresh and memorable. Study Guides always available.
Best performance I have seen in a few years. The storyline was relevant and engaging and entertained all of our students. Dana Brown, Principal, Clayton Elementary
I would highly recommend your theatre company to audiences of all ages as the plays that I have seen from your company have demonstrated a high level of excellence. Patty Hill, False Creek Elementary
The students absolutely loved the performance! Different grade levels caught different levels of humour and they all recognized how skilled your cast is! Thank you so very much for a wonderful show! Teacher, Ecole Hammond Bay
NEW SHOW for 2020-21 school year: "Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish"
Grade Suitability: K-7
Duration: 45 min + 15 Q&A
Tech Requirements: dressing rooms, wifi, outlets, 1 table for SM
Fee Range: $945-$1145 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Indigenous storytellers spin a tale from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa'lets, about Th'owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. Her dish holds beautiful foods from around the world but careful, stealing from her is dangerous business because Th'owxiya has developed a taste for children. When Th'owxiya catches a hungry mouse, Kw'atel, stealing a piece of cheese from her mouth she demands ta child spirit be brought for her to eat or else, she will eat Kw'atel's whole family. Ignorant to her power yet desperate to save her family, Kw'atel sets forth on an intense journey to fulfill Th'owxiya's demand. With the help of the Sqeweqs (Raven), Spa:th (bear), and Sasq'ets (sasquatch), Kw'at'el finds alternate gifts to appease the goddess and the journey becomes one of knowledge, understanding and forgiveness. Sometimes tricking an ancient spirit is the best step forward!
Grade Suitability: K -7
Duration: 45 mins + 15 min Q&A
Tech Requirements: Electrical outletdressing rooms, wifi, outlets, 1 table for SM
Fee Range: $795-$1020 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
The Troll Grandfather is an epic adventure about a 9-year-old and their Grandfather. Sandy is less than pleased to be forced to stay with Grandpa for the summer. There is nothing to do at the house, he's old and odd, and he doesn't know them at all. Sandy knows their mother is battling health issues and suspects that is the reason why they've been sent away. But one night, after being sent to sleep in the study, Sandy uncovers the secret that has kept Grandpa estranged their whole life -- Grandpa is a Troll! Suddenly faced with a part of their identity they didn't know existed, Grandpa and Sandy set out on a dangerous journey to claim Sandy's magical birthright, a blessing that could save their mother's life or have dire consequences for their entire family. Filled with mythology, magic and a Dragon!