Scenes from a tree (Le Spectacle de l’Arbre) addresses preschool-aged children and celebrates the life that pulsates through the passing of seasons. Time: 3 minutes. / From Nathalie Derome, Amélie Dumoulin and Karine Sauvé / With Nathalie Derome, Karine Sauvé, Pascale St-Jean / Video: Michel Antoine Castonguay / Recording: 2009 / Full-lenght Video: Please contact us: info@desmotsdladynamite.com

Scenes from a Tree

Inspired by the different seasons, Scenes from a Tree is like a herbarium filled with tactile sensations. Three tree-like fairies with handicraft skills make their way through the changing seasons that mark the passing of time.

While their voices are the work’s driving force, wool and knitwork form the major component of the visual landscape and the common thread that connects the stories, songs, nursery rhymes and everyday objects. 

Scenes from a Tree is a series of poetic sketches that captures the feelings that come with growing up and establishing roots, like the trees we see around us every day. The show illustrates the small losses we suffer and the great discoveries we make on a daily basis.

Developed with the collaboration of educators and children from the La Sourithèque daycare centre (Montréal).

Des mots d’la dynamite’s Scenes from a Tree is awarded for best female performance at the 11th edition of the festival “Katowice – Dzieciom” in Poland, an international event for children’s puppet theatre.

Le Spectacle de l’arbre / Scenes from a Tree is available for programming. If you are interested in our shows for booking, please contact us!

Based on an idea by: Nathalie Derome/ With: Nathalie Derome, Karine Sauvé and Anne Brulotte-Légaré / Developed by: Nathalie Derome, Amélie Dumoulin and Karine Sauvé / Script: Nathalie Derome, Amélie Dumoulin, Frank Martel and Lucie Trudel / Lighting designer and technical director: Catherine Tousignant / Artistic consultant and set designer: Mélanie Charest / Costume designer: Geneviève Dumontier / Music consultants: Kathy Kennedy and Nicolas Letarte / Translated by Nadine Desrochers

Interactive web page for children from 1 year and half to 5 years old: Explore the visual and audible landscape by pressing items of your choice!