Wednesday,March 8, 20177:30 p.m.
Thursday,March 9, 20177:30 p.m.

Théâtre Outremont
1248 Bernard Avenue West
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2V6
Phone: 514-495-9944, ext. #1
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Bolshoï Puppet Theatre (BTK) (Russia)

All audiences, 12 years +

A: $ 32 R: $ 28 G: $ 25 

A: adults (13 years +)| | E: children (12 and under) | R: discount* | G: groups (10 + people)
* Students, elders, AQM members or purchasers of three or more tickets.
Taxes and fees included.
Tickets at discount price purchased online or over the phone will be available at the venue before the show. Valid photo ID required.

Few words
Russian with French surtitles

The Thursday, March 9 performance will be followed by a brief discussion with the artists.

Far Away is a superb and moving adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans and of Six Swans by the Brothers Grimm, intended for adult audiences.

An evil queen casts a spell on her husband’s six sons, turning them into swans. To help them regain their human shapes, their sister must knit a net of stinging nettles…

“Like a fairy tale,” is what people often say about an unbelievable stroke of luck, or a sudden moment of blissful happiness. But when you think about it, finding yourself in a fairy tale can be quite the challenge. In a fairy tale, you have to overcome incredible obstacles, make intolerable choices or solve unsolvable riddles. Your life and the life of the ones you love depend on your success. And you can never really guess what,s going to happen next. The ending, just like the end of life in the real world, is impossible to foresee.

“Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaia tells about the impossibility of bringing back even the slightest inkling of childhood’s paradise lost without going through the painful rites of adulthood.” — Afisha Magazine


RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
TECHNIQUES: Humanette, Shadow, Objects, Animation and Dance




Photo: Anton Ivanov


Founded 85 years ago in St-Petersburg, BTK is now directed by Ruslan Kudashov and is one of the most renowned puppet theatres in Russia. Their rich repertoire includes a variety of shows for children and adults, and covers many genres: classical and experimental, puppetry and live action, physical and musical theatre.

BTK counters the stereotypes that seem to stick to puppetry by creating a living, modern visual theatre language based on inevitable and timeless moral laws and by advocating for the artist’s subjectivity and for everyone’s uniqueness.



Story and Stage Direction: Anna Brashinskaia
Scenography and Puppets: Vitalia Samuilova
Music and Sound Design: Anatolii Gaskov-Izvarin
Lighting: Anastasiia Kuznetsova
Dresser: Ekaterina Makovetskaia
Choreography: Tatjana Gordeeva
Performance: Dmitry Chupakhin, Anatolii Gushchin, Denis Kazachuk, Mikhail Lozhkin Ekaterina Lozhkina, Vasilisa Ruchimskaia, Renat Shavaliev, Ales Snopkovskii, Ivan Solntsev and Margarita Pavlova