Arts and Culture for Early Years       May 11 – 20, 2019        

Flying Hearts

Theatre Direct and WeeFestival , Toronto

at The Redwood Theatre

Join four friends as they set off on an imagination adventure through the sights, sounds, and textures of earth, water, air, and light! Flying Hearts is an Inclusive and Relaxed Performance that combines dance, theatre and music in a multi-sensory and interactive dance/theatre creation that promises a rich and stimulating arts experience for young audiences of All Abilities.

Before and after the show, children can visit the Sensory Stations to discover and interact with curious and beautiful objects inspired by the worlds of light, water, earth, and air.

Flying Hearts is the perfect experience for children in their early years and is especially welcoming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, General Anxiety Disorder, or any child for whom a traditional theatre experience may be not be comfortable.

Flying Hearts has a Social Story for parents or caregivers to access online (coming May 1)
Touch Tours available for audience members who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Low-Vision

Flying Hearts will tour as part of the WeeFestival on Tour initiative with performances at Hamilton’s Kinderfest, St. Catharines’ Carousel Players, Aurora Cultural Centre, and to Sioux Lookout, Kenora, and Dryden presented by Firefly Northwest!

Created by Michelle Silagy and Lynda Hill
Direction and Dramaturgy by Lynda Hill
Choreography by Michelle Silagy
Original Music Composed and Performed by Cathy Nosaty
Set Design by Jung Hye Kim
Costume Design by Jennifer Dallas
Lighting Design by Jennifer Lennon

Featuring dance artists Jessica Runge and Jake Ramos
with music performed by Lukas Penner

Show times

May 14 at 10h00 (School Performance)
May 14 at 12h30 (School Performance)
May 15 at 10h00 (School Performance)
May 15 at 12h30 (School Performance)

About Theatre Direct and WeeFestival

Now, in its 43rd season, Theatre Direct Canada is one of the Country’s leading theatres for young audiences whose award-winning productions have reached audiences in schools and theatres across Canada and overseas. Theatre Direct’s work has been recognized with multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards and nominations as well as 10 Chalmers Canadian Play Awards, and the Canada Council Theatre for Young Audiences Prize.

Visit the Theatre Direct and WeeFestival website

Development of Flying Hearts was generously supported by CIBC’s Children’s Foundation.