Presented by Native Earth, Le Théâtre Français de Toronto, in association with Luminato Festival

June 8 – 10, 2023


Aalaapi means “be quiet so you can hear something beautiful” in Inuktitut. This performance invites you into the home of two young women living in Nunavik. Experience an intimate portrayal of daily life through Inuktitut, French, and English languages, radio, and Northern landscapes.

Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 9 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 10 at 1:00 PM*
Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 PM

*There will be FREE childcare provided for the matinee show, provided by Summerhill Club Inc. Spaces are limited-call 416.534.6604 to reserve your spot.

80 minutes

Olivia Ikey
and Nancy Saunders

Production Collectif Aalaapi 
Production and Touring La Messe Basse
Original Idea Laurence Dauphinais and Marie-Laurence Rancourt
Direction Laurence Dauphinais

Radio documentary directed by Magnéto –Marie-Laurence Rancourt and Daniel Capeille
Assistant Director Charlie Cohen
Translated by Brett Donahue and Nicolas Pirti-Duplessis
Animation Camille Monette-Dubeau
Tour Manager Charlotte Ménard and Sandy Caron
Technical Director and Lighting Manager on tour Romane Bocquet
Sound and video on tour Joël Lavoie and Fabien Locas
Stage Manager Jasmine Kamruzzaman
Performed by Olivia Ikey and Nancy Saunders
Set Design Odile Gamache
Set Design Assistant Nancy Saunders
Lighting Design Chantal Labonté
Music Antonin Wyss
Video Guillaume Vallée
NEPA commissioned artwork Chief Lady Bird

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Baribeau
Header Visual by Chief Lady Bird