Petits bonheurs 2021 Petits bonheurs 2021

Petits bonheurs Festival

  • Regular rates starting from


  • Duration


  • Audience

    From 0 to 5 years old

  • Location

    TOHU outdoor circus tent

Petits bonheurs Festival is back!

TOHU is delighted to present a new show and two family workshops as part of this year edition of Festival Petits bonheurs, the cultural event for young children. It's the perfect opportunity to discover the living arts as a family, and to discover artistic projects from here and elsewhere.

HIATUS (test bench formula)
By La marche du crabe

Date : May 9th
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: TOHU outdoor circus tent
Target audience: 2 to 5 years old
Duration: 40 minutes

Hiatus highlights those suspended moments when nothing happens, the apodictic interstices of childhood games and creativity.

Addressing the concepts of territories, spaces and partitions, this outdoor show is circumscribed by a wooden palisade and a mesh fence. Cloistered in this courtyard, two acolytes enjoy constructing and deconstructing sculptures, weavings, places and routes, with the blocks of wood and clothing at their disposal. Through the window, the musician neighbor accompanies the meandering of their creations and their relationship.

A show for toddlers from 2 to 5 years old in which the vocabularies of dance, theater and circus are woven into a language without words, where the relationship to the other and to the space is paramount. The musical universe combines the sounds of the wind, with clarinet, saxophone and various flutes, and rhythms with the sounds of everyday life and the materials manipulated, leaving the musician free to draw inspiration from both the artists on stage and the environment that surrounds them.

Presented free of charge under the outdoor circus tent at TOHU.
Limited seating. Registration required.

Hiatus TOHU 2021
Photo credit : Catherine Jobin

TRICOTER - (performance-workshop)
By Foolish Operations

Date: May 16th
Hours: 10am and 12pm
Location: TOHU outdoor circus tent
Target audience: 0 to 24 months
Duration : approx. 30 minutes

This performance-workshop is specially designed for 0 to 24 month old babies and invites families to discover the creative possibilities of yarn to move as a family. Each family will be invited to explore movement together using yarn as inspiration while remaining sitting. The performance is 15 minutes and is followed by a 15 minutes participatory workshop.

Please wear comfortable clothing.
The workshop props will be provided to each family for single use within their bubble.

Presented free of charge under the outdoor circus tent at TOHU.
Places are limited to 7 family bubbles. Registration required.

Tricoter TOHU 2021
Photo credit : Julie Lebel

* Illustration credit : Carol-Anne Pedneault 2019

  • Hiatus :

Staging – Simon Fournier
Chorégraphy – Sandy Bessette
Musical direction + assistance to the staging – Delphine Véronneau
Creators-interpreters – Eline Guélat + Vincent Jutras
Musician-composer – Aurélien Tomasi
Scenographic creation – Frédéric Lemieux-Cormier mentoré par Daniel Bennett
Illustration + print – Frédéric Lemieux-Cormier + Alexa Perchemal

  • Tricoter :

Julie Lebel – Artistic direction & choreography
Elliot Vaughan – Music composition
Diane Park – Set design
Jo Leslie – Dramaturgy support
Marie-Pier Gilbert – interprète danse
Liane Thériault – interprète danse
Lana Tomlin – musician

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