Thursday,March 4, 20219:30 a.m.
Friday,March 5, 20219:30 a.m.
Saturday,March 6, 202110 a.m.
Saturday,March 6, 20213:30 p.m.


Le Gesù
1200 De Bleury Street
Montréal (Québec) H3B 3J3
Phone : 514-861-4036

For very young audiences, 3 months to 3 years


We are sorry to announce that Casteliers has had to cancel the festival’s indoor performance of this show, in keeping with Public Health measures. An interview with the artists in creative residency is available on this page, below.


In French


Presented as part of the show Théâtre Prêt-à-porter


A row of old, not particularly pretty books in whose pages the entire world is hidden. When I open these books, I discover textures, shapes, sounds, colours, objects, and perhaps even countries, little people, animals and all sorts of ideas that spark my curiosity and make my heart beat.

When I see the word “reading” I always get a strong sense of the word “relating”. I want to continue to learn to read, in my own way, and for the rest of my life. How about you?


RUNNING TIME: 15 minutes
TECHNIQUE: Object theatre





Founded in 1988 by artist Nathalie Derome, Des mots d’la dynamite theatre company is an interdisciplinary creation company for both adult and youth audiences. The company has created more than 50 performances and 18 interdisciplinary shows that have been presented in Québec, Canada, the United States, Cuba and Europe.

In 2007, Des mots d’la dynamite began a new creative cycle focusing on a specific audience, namely toddlers aged 18 months to 5 years: Le Spectacle de l’arbre (2009), Where I Live (2013), Slow Magic (2016), That’s my Sister! (2019) as well as a walk-through production, The Alley of Little Secrets (2017).


Story, stage direction and performance: Nathalie Derome
Artistic advisor and set/puppet building assistant: Julie Desrosiers


Nathalie Derome wishes to thank Yvon Proulx, Frank Martel, Yves Champagne, Maryse Beauchesne, Julie Laviolette and Gigi Perron for their technical and artistic support, as well as their friendship.

Des mots d’la dynamite wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Spiegel Theater and Le Vivier for their support.