Le chant de l’arbre

Le chant de l’arbre

Information on the activity

September 21, 2023 to September 24, 2023

Nine tree-creatures bring their benevolent presence to the urban landscape, from Sainte-Catherine St. W. to Esplanade Tranquille. Descended from trees, they move slowly as they softly sing waves of greenness and enchantment.

This original creation by Toxique Trottoir brings nature to the city, communicating the quiet power of our boreal forests. Through songs and music, these beings with their trunks and branches join the birds in murmuring tales of moonlit nights. By building an authentic relationship with the audience, Le chant de l’arbre invites people of all ages to join a celebration of nature.

The project is presented by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the National Theatre School of Canada and the Regroupement des arts de rue du Québec.

Walking show

September 21 to 24, 2023
Procession from Sainte-Catherine St. West to Esplanade Tranquille

Schedule :

  • Thursday September 21: 7 p.m.
  • Friday September 22: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday September 23: 7 p.m.
  • Sunday September 24: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Free admission!


Performers: Jeremy Lewis, Frédéric Jeanrie, Félix Tessier Imbault, Fabrice Girard, Camille Loiselle-D’Aragon, Andrea Niño Sarmiento, Marie-Paule Rozon, Dominique B. Marier and Franck Sylvestre

Artistic direction and direction: Muriel de Zangroniz

Costumes: Barbara Ménard

Masks: Claude Rodrigue

Music: Frédérick Desroches

Design of vocal parts: Mikhaëlle Salazar and Hélène de Blois

Texts: Caroline Barber

Aromatologist: Catherine Beraneck