Welcome Educators to the
Motus O Schools Page !
Motus O has been working with educators and with students of all ages across North America for over twenty five years.
We do a lot of great things in schools, including
• Performing shows in Schools*.
• Providing drama, dance and movement workshops for students
• Adding a Professional Touch to School Shows of all kinds through extra coaching, choreography and direction.
• Training Educators to make them more confident dance and movement teachers.
We are good at this! It’s not just us saying it, see our Testimonials. We’ve got lots more if you want to hear about them!
Right now we are offering Public Schools (Students primarily in Grades K-8)
Teachers and students love it, so does The Toronto Star!
We are also touring High Schools with our show
based on the autobiography of Marina Nemat of the same name. This powerful show contains important but mature themes including human rights and surviving political prison and torture and is suitable primarily for students in Grades 10 and older. It is followed by a Q and A with the author who appears on stage and narrates during much of the show.
Contact Jack Langenhuizen at 647 223 9094 or
to learn more!
“The performance was outstanding and extremely entertaining……. I highly recommend MOTUS O dance theatre……The teachers at Holy Cross all stated it was the most polished and professional show they had ever seen. Thank you”
Mark Stadnyk, Principal, Holy Cross, Catholic School, Toronto.
“No better company than Motus O dance theatre to do a new version of Petrouchka. Visual humour is the forte of this modern dance company”
The Toronto Star
“Motus O is the best company to introduce us to the possibilities of dance…..…their mark in each school is so positive…””
Cheryl Ewing, Arts Consultant, Educator and Festival Organizer, Waterloo, Ontario
“Comments from students, teachers and parents are uniformly positive…….they have a unique place in the performing arts world, where skill, art and story telling combine…”
Susan Habkirk, Prologue to the Performing Arts, Toronto.
“thank you...your passion has inspired educators to ensure that the power of the Arts permeates their teaching practice in Literacy and across the curriculum”
The Power of Literacy Through the Arts Conference Committee, York Region District School Board (YRDSB)
“ imaginative text-based physical theatre, Motus O’s formidable reputation rests on a series of acclaimed touring children's shows”
The Globe and Mail
" ... perfect in length, message and delivery. The dance is by turns athletic and nuanced as the four artists wind around Nemat's words and her physical body. The narration, the movement, and the spaces between the two create a powerfully emotional experience for the audience. The piece is simply spectacular". –
Kate Kostandoff - Head of Library Bur Oak Secondary School, Markham ON. Speaking of Prisonner of Tehran