BleuJean-Sébastien Lourdais (Montreal)27, 28, 29 May
Plunge into the blue of a woman’s eyes. The blue of internal seas. Feel the flight of breath. And the heart floating in and out. Breathing, heartbeats, the continuum of internal sensations and mutations.
Sadness QuartetDaniel Léveillé (Montreal)30, 31 May and 01 June
On a bare stage dancers rise up, proud, fragile and as luminous as marble. One after another, nude bodies merge together, rushing toward each other.
Non finitoSystème Kangourou Kangourou (Montreal)29, 30, 31 May and 01, 02 June
How to free oneself from the weight of uncompleted projects? Since childhood, Claudine Robillard has been accumulating all sorts of unexploited ideas, outlines for artistic works and promising intentions, all of which she eventually abandoned, a painful thing to acknowledge.
WindigoLara Kramer (Montréal)31 May and 01, 02 June
Fierce and visceral, Windigo resonates like a scream, the vibrant echo of a long history of human ransacking and destruction, a violation of a land and its culture.
Solo 70Paul-André Fortier + Étienne Lepage (Montreal)01, 02, 03 June
The different ages of man merge as one, in step with the times or not. At age 70, the choreographer Paul-André Fortier fills the entire stage, incarnating with brio the burden of the ageing body.
Fluid GroundsBenoît Lachambre + Sophie Corriveau (Montreal)01, 02, 03 June
The body embraces the floor, sketching traces of its movements in an idiosyncratic dance.
BetroffenheitCrystal Pite + Jonathon Young (Vancouver)05, 06, 07 June
Devastating, powerful, ambitious. Betroffenheit follows the psychic struggle of a man felled by trauma. A high voltage descent into the abyss. Nightmarish and harrowing.
Autour du LactumeRéjean Ducharme + Martin Faucher (Montreal)01, 02, 02, 03, 04 June
Autour du Lactume
Throughout his lifetime, Réjean Ducharme was present while remaining hidden. Such was his fate. Just after his death a new book suddenly appeared straight from his past: Le Lactume, 198 drawings accompanied by very Ducharmian captions.
Nos ghettosJ-F Nadeau + Stéfan Boucher (Montreal)02, 03, 03, 04, 05, 06 June
Like many, Jean-François would like to believe in living together in harmony. Through an alter ego moulded by the everyday cowardly acts of the middle class, the actor and writer J-F Nadeau, accompanied by a hideous doll and swept along by the ferociously mocking funk music of Stéfan Boucher, takes the audience on an astounding urban walkabout.
Phantom Stills & VibrationsLara Kramer (Montreal)23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 May and 01, 02, 05, 06, 07 June
Phantom Stills & Vibrations
Places and bodies – broken, betrayed, defiled. Secret, hidden stories gush to the surface in Phantom Stills & Vibrations, an immersive experience that pays tribute to the victims of the former Pelican Falls residential school in Sioux Lookout in northwestern Ontario.
La vie utileEvelyne de la Chenelière + Marie Brassard (Montréal)28, 29, 30, 31 May and 01 June
La vie utile
Jeanne is going to die. Her decline drags on, but her spirit is unyielding, resists. The end drifts off into the distance, only to return at a gallop.