Keyword: first time at the FTA

Dance

Kalakuta Republik

Serge Aimé Coulibaly (Bobo-Dioulasso + Brussels)23, 24, 25 May

Kalakuta Republik

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.

Theatre

Fantasia

Anna Karasińska (Warsaw)24, 25, 26 May

Fantasia

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.

Dance

Savušun

Sorour Darabi (Teheran + Paris)24, 25, 26 May

Savušun

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.

Dance Theatre

Hidden Paradise

Marc Béland (Montreal)
Alix Dufresne (Montreal)25, 26, 26, 27, 28 May

Hidden Paradise

On February 9, 2015, radio host Marie-France Bazzo talked with the philosopher Alain Deneault about tax evasion. A virulent, spirited and infuriated choreography.

Dance Music

May He Rise and Smell the Fragrance

Ali 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.

Dance

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.

Theatre

Other Jesus

Evan Webber (Toronto)
Frank Cox-O'Connell (Toronto)29, 30, 30, 31 May

Other Jesus

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.

Theatre

Cuckoo

Jaha Koo (Seoul + Amsterdam)30, 31 May and 01, 01, 02 June

Cuckoo

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.

Performance Theatre

Genderf*cker

Pascale Drevillon (Montreal)
Geoffrey Gaquère (Montreal)31 May and 01, 02, 03 June

Genderf*cker

An activist and performance artist, Pascale Drevillon explodes our vision of a binary world. Explore with her the wide spectrum of possible genders.

Dance

Speed Glue

Simon Grenier-Poirier (Montreal)
Dorian Nuskind-Oder (Montreal)01, 02, 02, 03, 04 04, June

Speed Glue

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.