Date(s)

Thursday,March 7, 20249:30 a.m.
Thursday,March 7, 202411 a.m.
Friday,March 8, 20249:30 a.m.
Friday,March 8, 202411 a.m.
Saturday,March 9, 20241:30 p.m.
Sunday,March 10, 20249:30 a.m.

Venue(s)

Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette
30 Saint-Just Avenue
Montréal (Québec) H2V 1X8

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Tickets


INCLUSIVE TICKET PRICING

SOLIDARITY Ticket — $40
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REGULAR Ticket — $30
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REDUCED Ticket — $25
I have a tight budget for cultural activities, but I don’t want to miss out on anything.

ACCESSIBLE Ticket — $20
My income is very low and I can seldom afford cultural activities.

All audiences, 3 years +

 

Block Theatre is a visual and sculptural puppet show in which abstract wooden blocks in geometric shapes are brought to life and take the audience on an exploration of different worlds. A skillful puppeteer and a lively original soundscape create a multisensory experience for all ages. A wooden block is chock full of possibilities. Both a finished shape and an unfinished form, it evolves as the imagination takes over!

 


 

Language: Without words
Running time: 30 minutes
Technique: Wooden blocks

 

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Company

KO-KOO-MO is a visual art concept based on creativity, and free from cultural and language barriers. Developed by Roosa Halme, Rai Ruohonen and Annukka Ketola, and related to block play, the concept is flexible, adaptable, and not aimed at a specific demographic.

Block Theatre first saw the light of day in July 2011 in the café of a local art museum in Pori, Finland. Since then, it has been presented in theatres, schools, daycare centres, retirement homes, mother and child shelters, psychiatric hospitals, and care units for disabled people in Finland, Europe, and Asia. In 2021, after 10 years of working with blocks, KO-KOO-MO published a book, Method Manual to the World of Wooden Blocks.

KO-KOO-MO encourages spontaneous construction. The concept focuses on expressing emotions, solving problems, and interacting through play. KO-KOO-MO invites everyone to join in the adventure in creative thinking.

 

Credits

Stage direction and performance: Roosa Halme

Music: Lalo Schifrin and Astor Piazzolla

Wooden block design: Kai Ruohonen

Production direction: Annukka Ketola

 

KO-KOO-Mo wishes to thank the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Art Promotion Centre (Finland).

 


 

WORKSHOP

Intercultural family workshop Marionnettes Café Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.

In collaboration with PROMIS and Festival FIKA(S). INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

 


 

The show you had in mind is sold out? Try your luck at the door! Arrive early. If reserved tickets are cancelled at the last minute, we will gladly to put them up for sale. Credit card and Interac transfers only. No cash payments.