Ballet Ouest de Montréal


Available to tour for seasons: 2022-23

Photo credit

Performer(s) in the photo: Amets Santxez Munain, François Gagné

Photographer: Maaike Sears




60 min.

Number of interpreter(s)


Target audience(s)

Families, Youth, All Audiences


Classic, Contemporary, Indoors, Mediation available, Digital


“Pinocchio”, created in 2015, is in the process of being updated and revamped for the 2020-21 season. A new version is in creation, which will adopt the very successful format of Ballet Ouest’s Nutcracker and Ella productions, which integrate young dancers from each region visited in the production!
Created, directed and choreographed by Claude Caron, “Pinocchio” is a production aimed at young audiences that addresses a problem that too many children and adolescents experience: bullying. Inspired by Carlo Collodi’s tale, this creation modernizes this classic of literature.
Different from other children, Pinocchio is a victim of bullying. Throughout its story, this piece exposes the impacts of bullying and the results of Pinocchio’s choices. The staging, which includes references to social networks – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat – is punctuated with multimedia presentations and digital images to reach young people in a visual language that they understand.
Claude Caron’s creative imagination allowed him to make a connection with Pinocchio’s story that he transposes into our current world for a better impact on the target audience. Reworking this famous tale allowed him, on the one hand, to rely on a solid and well-known narrative frame, and on the other hand to make the viewer understand that the problem is not a recent phenomenon of society, but rather one that increases in scale due to current technological means.


Claude Caron


Coming Soon.


Elaina Colbeck
514 783-1245
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