FTA 2019 Overview
Inventing a New World Montreal, Thursday June 6, 2019 – Over a period of 14 intense, effervescent and often very moving days, the 13th edition of the Festival TransAmériques unfolded from May 22 to June 4 in Montreal. With the phrase “Step Beyond the Self” as the leitmotif of the Festival, the 23 dance and theatre shows selected by artistic director Martin Faucher expressed a thirst to explore geographical regions rarely seen on our stages. This year’s edition featured artists from Burkina Faso, Iran, Lebanon, South Africa and South Korea, while also shedding light on profound transformations in human society and the changing frontiers of the world we live in. The FTA has always been of the opinion that the spirit and power of the body, along with free speech and the clear-sighted perspective and creativity of artists, all possess the […]
Step beyond the self
23 dance and theatre shows Montreal, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – On the occasion of the 13th edition of Festival TransAmériques, a refreshing gust of wind will ruffle complacent feathers, calling into question a world that no longer functions. A call for change, indeed revolution—both intimate and spectacular—this whirlwind of 23 contemporary dance and theatre pieces from here and elsewhere will take Montreal by storm from May 22 to June 4, 2019. With 9 world premières and 11 North American premières on offer at 13 different venues, FTA audiences will discern the force and sincerity of presentations made by artists from a dozen countries. “The doubts raised by the times we are living in offer artists an incredible opportunity to venture into realms of liberation and emancipation. Things are changing at a dizzying pace. Stagnation is no longer possible. We […]
Ready for fta 2019?
Preview of the adventure in store from May 22 to June 4 On this Tuesday, January 29, 2019, artistic director Martin Faucher is delighted to release the names of some of the contemporary dance and theatre artists whose talent will astound Montrealers this coming spring. From abroad, two magnificent shows. For the first time ever in North America Serge Aimé Coulibaly, a choreographer from Burkina Faso who has danced for Alain Platel, will present Kalakuta Republik, a galvanizing tribute to the brilliant African musician Fela Kuti. Then the Swiss-German collective and masters of documentary theatre Rimini Protokoll (100% Montreal at FTA 2017) will portray modern-day Cuba from the viewpoints of the grandchildren of Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries in Granma. Trombones de La Havane, which will be presented in Berlin in March. And from Montreal, three world premières: UNFOLD | 7 perspectives, […]