Project Element

Through improvisation and imaginative devising the elementary and secondary students from Smithers, BC, have created a contemporary retelling of classic Norwegian folklore. The film follows a group of children who must travel through magical worlds to find their friend, the Prince, who has been captured by the evil Troll Princess. Will the gifts from the mystical creatures of the lands be enough to help them on their quest? Under the creative direction of Susan Bertoia, this project which focuses on the methods of collaboration and intergenerational storytelling was commissioned by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.

Country of Origin: Northern BC / Vancouver / Canada
Genre: Film with music/theatre
Show length: 25 minutes
Ages: Ages 9 and up (Grades: 4 and up)
Curriculum Connections:
– Arts Education: Drama, music, film
– English Language Arts: Literature, story
– Social Studies: Cultural studies, community outreach

Ways to Watch & Listen

Watch a pre-recorded online performance at home or in the classroom. Available until Sunday, June 12th at 8pm. Closed Captioning available.

Show Times


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Ticket Information


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    • $120+GST per class, per show

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    • Household: $24 +GST and s/c
    • Multiple viewers can watch 1 Vancouver International Children’s Festival Online Performance for only $24 per show.

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