Soifs Matériaux

Marie-Claire Blais

Key West + Montreal
Hidden Paradise

Marc Béland

Montreal

Marc Béland

An incandescent, versatile actor, Marc Béland is also a politically engaged citizen artist.

May He Rise and Smell the Fragrance

Ali Chahrour

Beirut

Ali Chahrour

A priestess keens her grief. Her voice scrapes the soul. Three men emerge from the bowels of the earth.

Put Your Heart Under Your Feet… And Walk!

Steven Cohen

Johannesburg + Lille

Steven Cohen

The choreographer, performer and visual artist Steven Cohen was born in Johannesburg in 1962 and now lives in France.

Kalakuta Republik

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Bobo-Dioulasso + Brussels

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

The Burkina Faso choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly views art as a vehicle for his commitment to social and political change.

Other Jesus

Frank Cox-O'Connell

Toronto
Savušun

Sorour Darabi

Teheran + Paris

Sorour Darabi

A 28-year-old self-taught Iranian dancer and choreographer, Sorour Darabi is very active in Iran.

Quasi niente

Daria Deflorian

Rome

Daria Deflorian

Since 2008 Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini have collaborated on shows based on enquiries, on testimonials and detailed narratives that cast an intimate, close-up gaze at the richness, turmoil and distress of the human condition.

UNFOLD | 7 perspectives

Danièle Desnoyers

Montreal

Danièle Desnoyers

Since founding her company Le Carré des Lombes in 1989, the Montreal choreographer Danièle Desnoyers has been actively involved in the emergence of new perspectives in Quebec dance.

Genderf*cker

Pascale Drevillon

Montreal

Pascale Drevillon

An actress outside the norm, Pascale Drevillon studied acting and performance at UQAM and graduated in 2015.

Hidden Paradise

Alix Dufresne

Montreal

Alix Dufresne

For their first collaboration, Alix Dufresne and Marc Béland make use of shared artistic practice to create a strong echo of the voices of those sounding the alarm about troubling events and trends in the modern world.

Rather a Ditch

Clara Furey

Montreal

Clara Furey

Clara Furey studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris, and began her career as a singer and composer.

Genderf*cker

Geoffrey Gaquère

Montreal

Geoffrey Gaquère

Born and raised in Belgium, the actor and director Geoffrey Gaquère settled in Quebec in 1996.

L’affadissement du merveilleux

Catherine Gaudet

Montreal

Catherine Gaudet

A graduate of the UQAM dance program, Catherine Gaudet began her career as a dancer working for various choreographers before creating her first piece in 2004.

Fear and Greed

Frédérick Gravel

Montreal

Frédérick Gravel

A choreographer, dancer, musician, singer and lighting designer, Frédérick Gravel’s work is intelligent, unruly, apparently casual and profoundly relevant.

Speed Glue

Simon Grenier-Poirier

Montreal

Simon Grenier-Poirier

Simon Grenier-Poirier is an interdisciplinary artist who completed his studies in photography at Concordia University in 2013. From 2012 to 2016 he was part of the musical duo Automelodi, which described its music as “impossible folk” and toured Europe.

Soifs Matériaux

Stéphanie Jasmin

Montreal
Granma. Trombones de La Havane

Stefan Kaegi

Zurich + Berlin

Stefan Kaegi

Active since 2000, the Berlin collective Rimini Protokoll is a major player on the contemporary documentary and participatory theatre scene.

Fantasia

Anna Karasińska

Warsaw

Anna Karasińska

She has been called “a virus in Polish theatre”, but the young director Anna Karasińska initially studied fine arts, philosophy and choreography before attending film school in Łodz.

Cuckoo

Jaha Koo

Seoul + Amsterdam

Jaha Koo

Born (1984) and raised in South Korea, the performance artist Jaha Koo attended university there before moving to Holland, where he obtained a Master’s degree in theatre studies in Amsterdam.

This Time Will Be Different

Lara Kramer

Montreal

Lara Kramer

Lara Kramer is a Montreal-based performer, choreographer and multidisciplinary artist of Cree, Ojibwe and Mennonite heritage.

Constituons !

Christian Lapointe

Quebec City

Christian Lapointe

A writer, actor, director and teacher, Christian Lapointe is renowned in Quebec theatre as an actor and researcher.

Soifs Matériaux

Denis Marleau

Montreal
Innervision

Martin Messier

Montreal

Martin Messier

Martin Messier explores the links between sound and matter by creating works that come to life as complex electro-mechanical and digital performative devices.

CUTLASS SPRING

Dana Michel

Montreal

Dana Michel

Choreographer and live artist originally from Ottawa and based in Montreal since 2000, Dana Michel has been on a meteoric rise since her 2013 solo Yellow Towel premiered at the FTA.

This Time Will Be Different

Émilie Monnet

Montreal
Bacchantes – Prélude pour une purge

Marlene Monteiro Freitas

Mindelo + Lisbon

Marlene Monteiro Freitas

A native of Cape Verde, where she co-created the dance troupe Compass, Marlene Monteiro Freitas studied at P.A.R.T.S., the famous school in Brussels founded by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and then in Lisbon, where she settled.

Tous des oiseaux

Wajdi Mouawad

Paris

Wajdi Mouawad

Ever since his début, Wajdi Mouawad has been soberly presenting human and historical truths. In works devoid of didacticism, life prevails despite wars, despite men and women carried off by military conflicts. Human, all too human.

Speed Glue

Dorian Nuskind-Oder

Montreal

Dorian Nuskind-Oder

A Montrealer since 2009, the New York-trained choreographer Dorian Nuskind-Oder has presented performances in diverse venues across Quebec, notably at Tangente, Studio 303 and La Rotonde.

Quasi niente

Antonio Tagliarini

Rome
Other Jesus

Evan Webber

Toronto

Evan Webber

Writer Evan Webber and director Frank Cox-O’Connell began working together when they were students at the National Theatre School of Canada, and regularly collaborate on theatre projects as EW&FCO.