An egg or a baobab tree?
No spoiler alert needed! Théâtre Motus’s show Baobab honoured by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).
Will a child born in a baobab egg succeed in his quest to free the water source that has long since gone dry? That kind of mystery keeps children on the edge of their seats! Produced in collaboration with Mali’s Sô troupe, the show is primarily for three to eight year olds.
Théâtre Motus has been bringing creations to children and their families since the year 2000, and this is not the first honour it has received. It also won the CALQ prize for best tour in Canada and the United States, awarded to a non-profit organization working in the fields of the circus, dance, multidisciplinary arts, literature and storytelling, music or theatre.
At the awards ceremony, the Conseil des arts et des lettres spotlighted the calibre of the theatre’s programming, and the solid ties it builds with children and promoters through its productions. It also saluted the creators’ daring and determination in crossing physical, cultural and language barriers to promote Québec creativity.