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, […]
Wajdi Mouawad returns to FTA with Tous des oiseaux
Montreal, November 15, 2018 – After the exceptional Sang des promesses cycle at FTA 2010, the fiery force of Wajdi Mouawad’s sweeping theatrical epics returns to Montreal. This highly acclaimed performance event will take place from May 22 to 27, 2019, as opening show of the 13th edition of the Festival TransAmériques. The fiery force of Wajdi Mouawad’s sweeping theatrical epics is back with a vengeance! The impossible destiny of two lovers, she an Arab, he an Israeli, caught in the vortex of endless war. Incredibly powerful, a tragedy unleashed in the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Secrets reverberate, the truth explodes, intimacy is shattered by world events. Do our past and our origins define our identity? From New York to Jerusalem by way of Berlin, from love at first sight to a terrorist attack, from screams to bursts of laughter, the […]