6 & 9Tao Ye (Beijing)23, 24, 25 May
6 & 9
Meditative and minimalist, 6 and 9 pay tribute to the potential and perseverance of the human body. Masterpieces of abstract beauty. Entrancing, hypnotic rituals.
Kings of WarShakespeare + Ivo van Hove (Amsterdam)24, 25, 26, 27 May
Kings of War
Eight years after the sensational Roman Tragedies, Ivo van Hove returns with his incredible theatrical machine to present another Shakespearian trilogy.
Until Our Hearts StopMeg Stuart (Brussels + Berlin)25, 26 May
Until Our Hearts Stop
A belief in magic, or the loss of all illusion? An underground ceremony in a search for intimacy and new forms of contact.
Dark Field AnalysisJefta van Dinther (Stockholm + Berlin)25, 26, 26, 27 May
Dark Field Analysis
Two men meet; they dance, they sing. Men or machines? The choreographer Jefta van Dinther creates a world of shadowy beauty.
TijuanaGabino Rodríguez (Mexico)24, 25, 26, 26, 27 May
A fake moustache, a change of identity. For six months Gabino Rodríguez becomes Santiago Ramirez, a man working in a factory for five dollars a day, seeking a certain truth.
OblivionSarah Vanhee (Brussels)26, 27, 28 May
A crazy, outrageous idea. An ocean of garbage both beautiful and monstrous, Oblivion is a year of waste turned into value. A slow celebration of things unhidden.
BleuJean-Sébastien Lourdais (Montreal)27, 28, 29 May
Plunge into the blue of a woman’s eyes. Feel the flight of breath. Bleu is an immersion into the states of the body in the form of a quest, a search for pure presence.
Union of the NorthMatthew Barney (Reykjavík + New York)
Valdimar Jóhannsson (Reykjavík + New York)
Erna Ómarsdóttir (Reykjavík + New York)27, 28, 29 May
Union of the North
Barbarous nuptials in an Icelandic shopping centre. Written by the world-renowned contemporary artist Matthew Barney, this is performative video of disturbing brutality.
Pourama pouramaGurshad Shaheman (Brussels + Marseille)28, 29, 30, 31 May
In three solo pieces accompanied by a meal, Gurshad Shaheman presents an intense coming-of-age story, like a journey through treacherous rapids.
TitansEuripides Laskaridis (Athens)29, 30, 31 May
Eccentric, iconoclastic and existential, this mythological fable freely mixes different genres. Burlesque, cosmic and poetic, Titans is unclassifiable.
Sadness QuartetDaniel Léveillé (Montreal)30, 31 May and 01 June
Proud, fragile and luminous dancers. A choreographer in full mastery of his technique and his art presents a work where sadness loses its solemnity.
RécitalAnne Thériault (Montreal)30, 31 31, May and 01 01, June
An unlikely Récital for theremins played by three women searching for a lost future. Choreography for transmitting bodies imbued with ambient waves.
Non finitoSystème Kangourou (Montreal)29, 30, 31 May and 01, 02 June
How to free oneself from the weight of uncompleted projects? With her accomplice Anne-Marie Guilmaine, Claudine Robillard submits to an onstage ritual of accomplishment.
WindigoLara Kramer (Montréal)31 May and 01, 02 June
A northern epic, Windigo resonates like a scream, a vibrant echo of the consequences of the violence perpetrated against Indigenous peoples. A post-apocalyptic ballad that exorcises demons.
La parade des taupesPhilippe Quesne (Nanterre)02 June
La parade des taupes
Where do moles go when they leave their burrows? How does Montreal strike their fancy? Join their parade!
Solo 70Paul-André Fortier (Montreal)
Étienne Lepage (Montreal)01, 02, 03 June
To dance, to dance again and as before, obstinately. The choreographer Paul-André Fortier, 70 years old, is affected and shaped by a procession of pernicious muses in this unsettling “fake solo”.
Tom Na FazendaMichel Marc Bouchard (Rio de Janeiro)
Rodrigo Portella (Portella)01, 02, 03 June
Tom Na Fazenda
Theatre of mud and blood that tarnishes and magnifies bodies. A moving illustration of the tragic grandeur of Michel Marc Bouchard’s masterpiece.
Fluid GroundsBenoît Lachambre (Montreal)
Sophie Corriveau (Montreal)01, 02, 03 June
A wooden floor, tons of adhesive tape. A playful, poetic act of profound resonance, Fluid Grounds is a landscape where anything is possible.
And So You See… Our Honorable Blue Sky and Ever Enduring Sun… Can Only Be Consumed Slice by Slice…Robyn Orlin (Johannesburg)02, 03, 04 June
And So You See… Our Honorable Blue Sky and Ever Enduring Sun… Can Only Be Consumed Slice by Slice…
Exuberant, baroque an entertaining, And So You See… is both scathing and enthralling. A jubilant purge, a reinvention of Africa’s relationship with the West.
Autour du LactumeRéjean Ducharme + Martin Faucher (Montreal)01, 02, 02, 03, 04 June
Autour du Lactume
Martin Faucher and Markita Boies, with childlike seriousness – mocking but unfailingly sincere – offer a declaration of affectionate, radiant love for Réjean Ducharme.
BetroffenheitCrystal Pite (Vancouver)
Jonathon Young (Vancouver)05, 06, 07 June
A powerful ode to life. Betroffenheit follows the psychic struggle of a man felled by trauma. A high-voltage descent into the abyss.
La nuit des taupesPhilippe Quesne (Nanterre)03, 04, 05, 06 June
La nuit des taupes
A cardboard burrow, seven giant moles, a disconcerting microcosm. An improbable journey to the centre of the earth… the leaves the spectator in open-eyed wonder.
Nos ghettosJ-F Nadeau (Montreal)
Stéfan Boucher (Montreal)02, 03, 03, 04, 05, 06 June
An astounding urban walkabout at the corner of Bélanger Street and 2nd Avenue. A blistering attack on the empty talk and pious hopes of living together in harmony.
Phantom Stills & VibrationsLara Kramer (Montreal)23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 May and 01, 02, 05, 06, 07 June
Phantom Stills & Vibrations
An immersive experience that pays tribute to the victims of the former Pelican Falls residential school in Sioux Lookout in Ontario. How can there be a rebuilding when violence is perpetuated?
La vie utileEvelyne de la Chenelière (Montréal)
Marie Brassard (Montréal)28, 29, 30, 31 May and 01 June
La vie utile
Past, present, future. A fascinating journey into the heart of memory awakened, a final conversation between the living and the dead. An exploration of how we come to grips with time.