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© Dominique Bouchard


Anne Thériault

An unlikely Récital for theremins played by three women searching for a lost future. Choreography for transmitting bodies imbued with ambient waves.



An unfamiliar, melancholic atmosphere hovers over the retro carpet in a living room. The antennas of strange instruments, theremins, stand waiting to respond to the discreet movements of female musicians about to perform for dozens of privileged spectators. Early electronic musical instruments, the theremins capture the fantasias of three women seeking a lost future.

Sensual performance or anachronistic reverie, this unlikely Récital by Anne Thériault is a choreography for transmitting bodies imbued with ambient waves. An organ and a beat box vibrate to the soft poetry of quirky electro. Flashlights create expressionist shadow play. Lit like a film noir shot, the lighting pinpoints a kitschy painting. Spectators find a malicious pleasure in entering into this enchanted domain of objects we are fond of and that prey on our minds. A homemade choreographic recital, it evokes a sort of comic strangeness and nostalgia for obsolete technologies.


Produced by LORGANISME / Anne Thériault
Directed and conceived by Anne Thériault
Created and performed by Rosie Contant + Virginie Ried + Anne Thériault
Music Virginie Reid with the collaboration of Rosie Contant + Anne Thériault + Guest Artist Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux
Lighting Design Paul Chambers + Alexandre Pilon-Guay + Anne Thériault
Dramaturgical Advisors Marie-Eve Carrière + Frédérick Gravel + Simon-Xavier Lefebvre
Costume Design Dave St-Pierre
Scent Advisor Julie Simard-Jones 

Sound and Technical Director Guillaume Cavalière-Beranek
Production Director Dominique Bouchard + Aude Rioland
Archive and video Dominique Bouchard
Promotionnal image Mathieu Verreault 

Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques
Creative residencies Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique + Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve + Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce + V.H.S.

Presented in association with POP Montréal

Written by Mylène Joly
Translated by Neil Kroetsch

Premiered at Festival TransAmériques, Montreal, on May 30, 2018


© Lucie Rocher

Anne Thériault (Montreal)

Anne Thériault quickly made a name for herself as a performer after graduating from the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2007.

Full biography