The company

MARKETS: Quebec and Canada

Founded in Montreal in 1999, Créations Estelle Clareton is a research and creation company, a place to experiment in total freedom. The mandate of the company is to create innovative choreographic works, to present shows and participate in festivals and artistic events in Quebec, Canada and the world.

Common themes taken on by the choreographer comprise a realistic look on life, social relations and the hands-on experience of living and growing. At the heart of her process is a will to understand where we come from, where we are going and why. Knowing that it all will end one day. With each piece she probes the human being, looking for passing truths.The quest for independence and lost identity occupy her pieces regularly. And humour and tragedy are in the mix.

If dance and the body are the preferred languages of the choreographer, theatre and - more rececently - creative circus, take a vital place in her approach of the dancing mouvement.

In the last 18 years, the company has created 13 projects, produced and toured shows, participated in festivals and major artistic events in Quebec, Canada and abroad. The Company also organizes meetings and workshops relating to the shows it presents.





MARKETS: Quebec and Canada
Creation: 2015
Audiences: 4 to 10 years old (school) / 4 years old and over (family)

A family show that is endearing on many levels, STRETCHY is performed by two whimsical characters who find themselves, against their will, linked by an elastic band, playing with a constraint that has suddenly turned their world upside down. Through this forced intimacy they experience something absurd, a surprising dependency. Captive, they have no choice but to cope with this disturbing element, one that creates situations that are amusing yet also touching. The blue-clad, ever mischievous duo invites children ages 4 and up to a delightful experience that combines dance, theatre and clowning. humour

Creative team

Artistic director and choreographer: Estelle Clareton
Dancers and artistic collaborators: Brice Noeser and Katia Petrowick
Substitute: Audrée Juteau
Rehearsal director: Annie Gagnon
Music: Éric Forget
Lighting: Éric Champoux
Set design, props and costumes: Annie Gélinas

Good to know

Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 300 spectators
Performance space requirements: W30' x D24' x H14'
Audience outreach activities also available


Teacher guide
Technical rider




Aura Dance Festival / Lituanie
National Kaunas Drama Theatre
Vendredi 5 octobre 15h -
Samedi 6 octobre 15h
Cultural Fabric, Klaipeda
Dimanche 7 octobre at 15h

 Collège-Jean-Eudes / Petite Patrie-Rosemont
 Vendredi 9 novembre 19h

Maison de la culture Frontenac
Samedi 17 novembre à 15h30

Salle Pauline-Julien/ Ste-Geneviève/ Pierrefonds 
Mardi 4 décembre / 9h30 et 13h
Mercredi 5 décembre / 9h30 et 13h

Maison de la culture Ahuntsic 
Samedi 15 décembre 19h



Centre des arts de Shawinigan
Mercredi 20 février 9h30

 Quai 5160 / Maison de la culture Verdun
Vendredi 22 février  10h
Samedi 23 février 14h

Pavillon L’entrepôt / Lachine
Dimanche 3 mars 13h30

Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay
eudi 7 mars 14h

Théâtre du Grand Sault / Arrondissement Lasalle
Mardi 19 mars 9h30
Mercredi  20 mars 10h et 13h30

 Salle Émile-Legault / CEGEP St-Laurent
Vendredi 22 mars / 10h et 13h30
Samedi 23 mars 11h

 Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne
Mardi 26 mars / 10h et 13h45
Mercredi 27 mars 10h

Salle Jean-Marc Dion / Sept-Îles
Samedi 6 avril 15h

Centre des arts de Baie-Comeau
Lundi 8 avril 9h30

Auditorium  Serge Nolet/ Dorval
Jeudi 25 avril 10h30 et 13h30

Centre culturel Berger/ Rivière-du-Loup
Dimanche le 28 avril 14h

Théâtre Outremont
Dimanche 5 mai 11h
Lundi 6 mai 10h
Mardi 7 mai 10h


Critics excerpts

They were beaming, they were touched. (…) It’s presented with a lot of tenderness and also with a lot of intelligence

— Samedi et rien d’autre / Première chaîne Radio-Canada

We laughed, we really laughed a lot during the 50-minute show.

(…) There are regular changes in rhythm – the situations changes, the music changes – so that no one is bored for even a second. ( …) It’s great entertainment and a good way of introducing children to dance.

— Le 15-18 / Première chaîne Radio-Canada

With the astute and impressive performances of Katia Petrowick and Brice Noeser, the discomfort, annoyance and disgust but also the joy, desire and euphoria that emerge from their interactions succeed in touching us. Stretchy offers an original experience and enriching reflections conveyed by incredibly precise choreography where every gesture has its place.

— La Marelle