Keyword: first time at the FTA
Kalakuta RepublikSerge Aimé Coulibaly (Bobo-Dioulasso + Brussels)23, 24, 25 May
Directed by the Burkinabe Serge Aimé Coulibaly, seven astounding dancers recounts the history of the peoples of yesterday and today through the figure of the mythical Fela Kuti.
FantasiaAnna Karasińska (Warsaw)24, 25, 26 May
Six actors, no script. Seated behind the auditorium,Anna Karasińska, a young vital force in Polish theatre, gives directions with a microphone. A laboratory of virtuoso improvisation.
SavušunSorour Darabi (Teheran + Paris)24, 25, 26 May
Sorour Darabi draws on his Iranian roots to knit together an intimate tale of suffering and fear endured by marginalized bodies. Savušun perturbs and bewitches.
Hidden ParadiseMarc Béland (Montreal)
Alix Dufresne (Montreal)25, 26, 26, 27, 28 May
On February 9, 2015, radio host Marie-France Bazzo talked with the philosopher Alain Deneault about tax evasion. A virulent, spirited and infuriated choreography.
May He Rise and Smell the FragranceAli Chahrour (Beirut)25, 26, 27 May
May He Rise and Smell the Fragrance
The Lebanese choreographer Ali Chahrour presents a primitive ceremony of staggeringly incandescent intensity. Between the sacred and the profane, the funeral procession begins.
Put Your Heart Under Your Feet… And Walk!Steven Cohen (Johannesburg + Lille)27, 28, 29 May
Put Your Heart Under Your Feet… And Walk!
Put Your Heart… is a mournful poem of unbearable beauty, which follows the march of a survivor through a land of mourning. A singularly extreme ritualized cantata.
Other JesusEvan Webber (Toronto)
Frank Cox-O'Connell (Toronto)29, 30, 30, 31 May
In a church, a collective presents its offbeat vision of the life of a spiritual leader. Grunge pageant, church bazaar aesthetics, and here is Other Jesus, circa 2019.
CuckooJaha Koo (Seoul + Amsterdam)30, 31 May and 01, 01, 02 June
A bittersweet portrait of the life of a young Korean with three rice cookers of the popular brand Cuckoo which talk, argue and sing songs. Atypical and disconcerting.
Genderf*ckerPascale Drevillon (Montreal)
Geoffrey Gaquère (Montreal)31 May and 01, 02, 03 June
An activist and performance artist, Pascale Drevillon explodes our vision of a binary world. Explore with her the wide spectrum of possible genders.
Speed GlueSimon Grenier-Poirier (Montreal)
Dorian Nuskind-Oder (Montreal)01, 02, 02, 03, 04 04, June
National ping pong champions play the game not to beat the opponent, but to play. For the beauty of the game. An intriguing ballet where everyone wins.