April 4 to 6, 2017
Grades 1 and 2
Pre-show Information for Teachers
The very different worlds of three clowns collide in a boisterous and unique performance about human relationships. Unsure about letting their guards down at first, the clowns build a rapport around what they hold most dear: playfulness, a love of life and imagination. TerZettto promises to engage students through scenes crafted with humour and creative flair.
The Quebec-based L’Aubergine theatre company was founded in 1974 and has since carved out a unique niche by specializing in clowning theatre performances; to date they have produced over 50 creations.
Questions/ Suggested Discussion Points
Given the playful nature of the show and to maintain the element of surprise, it is recommended to use the Study Guide tools with your students AFTER viewing the performance.
Refer to the TerZettto Study Guide for more information about:
- The history of clowning (page 4)
- The circus arts of contortion and acrobatics used in TerZettto (page 5).
- The history of tap dancing and its resurgence (page 7).
The guide also includes some post-show activities (page 11).
School Program Coordinator
519- 837-5662 extension 2291
This presentation is made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s Ontario Touring program.