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Freely inspired by the legendary tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, oZe reveals a talented quartet with varied practices and backgrounds.

Young audience

45 minutes




To create oZe, Ismaël Mouaraki immersed himself in the captivating universe of the legendary tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Inspired by the fantastic journey of the four protagonists of this literary masterpiece, the choreographer brings to life an independent Dorothy, an endearing lion, a contortionist scarecrow and a charismatic iron man in a colorful and chaotic universe reminiscent of the work of illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli. The four talented and athletic performers bring to life an abstract adventure where the protagonists become aware of the qualities and resistances buried deep within their being. Without linearly transposing the novel into dance, the piece feeds on and is inspired by the themes and identities embodied by the characters to animate the bodies by adapting them to our contemporary realities. 


oZe proposes a reflection on tolerance and acceptance of oneself, of others and of the world, while addressing the notions of risk, abandonment and loss of control. Young and old alike will find themselves in this play, because in each of us there is a lion, a scarecrow or an iron man in search of his courage, his heart or his path.




Ismaël Mouaraki in collaboration with the performers in creation 

Direction of rehearsals and artistic advice

Annie Gagnon and Geneviève Boulet

Scenography and costumes

Marilene Bastien


Paul Chambers

Original music

Eric Forget and Antoine Berthiaume

Realization of decorations

Samuel Theriault-Langelier

Technical direction

Olivier Chopinet

Interpretation at creation

Audrey Bergeron, Charles Brécard, Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Bailey Eng, José Flores

Pictures and illustrations

Damian Siqueiros and Sylvie-Ann Paré

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