Collectif AalaapiNunavik + Montreal
The Aalaapi Collective is a group of multidisciplinary artists, Inuit and non-Inuit, who banded together to make Aalaapi, which is both an audio documentary and a hybrid theatre piece that combines stage and radio performance.
For the past 10 years, Al Attar has been collaborating with the director Omar Abusaada, originally from Damascus.
Mohammad Al AttarDamas + Berlin
Mohammad Al Attar
A new name in Syrian theatre, the writer Mohammad Al Attar, born in Damascus, now lives in Berlin.
Bissane Al CharifDamas + Paris
Bissane Al Charif
In 2017, Mohammad Al Attar and Omar Abusaada presented in Berlin Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence, working with the set designer Bissane Al Charif, a frequent collaborator. A native of Damascus now living in Paris, she also has been using her art in support of the Syrian people since 2011.
Artist, dancer and choreographer, Daina Ashbee stages bodies as though they were veritable monuments: forms and spaces of meditation, memory and resilience.
The actor, writer, director and founder of Infrarouge Marie Brassard is an alchemist of the stage.
Born in London in 1925, Peter Brook is among those who revamped contemporary theatre by directing it towards its essential core, revealing the underlying depths of the texts and employing his exceptional mastery of the art of narration.
Saxophonist with the group Aka Moon, Cassol communicates with musicians from all over the world, and often inserts oral and written traditions into existing pieces.
A choreographer, dancer, historian and singer, the French artist François Chaignaud refuses the constraints of genres and categories.
After establishing her dance company MAYDAY in 2007, the dancer and choreographer Mélanie Demers created works renowned for their intensity, raw poetry and social engagement.
Born France in 1944, Marie-Hélène Estienne reported on culture for Le Nouvel Observateur when in 1974 Peter Brook asked her to work with him on Timon d’Athènes.
Born in 1980 in Santiago, Chile, the dramaturge, director and musician Manuela Infante studied theatre at the University of Chile, and cultural analysis at the University of Amsterdam.
Lars JanLos Angeles
The American artist Lars Jan is the son of immigrants from Afghanistan and Poland. Multidisciplinary in his approach, he is a director, writer and visual artist and the founder of Early Morning Opera, a laboratory that combines live performance with new technologies and unique experiences. His work deals with questions about the private and collective spheres, and are marked by striking, enigmatic imagery.
An unclassifiable young artist who is a director, dramaturge, arranger and composer, Laisné has developed a singular style that combines cinema, photography and music.
Christian LapointeQuebec City
The artistic director of Carte blanche Christian Lapointe has been making artistic and pedagogical mischief for the past two decades in works that combine research and action, reflection and creation.
A revelation on the new Greek performing arts scene, the choreographer and performer Euripides Laskaridis began his career in 1995 and has collaborated with many different artists, including Robert Wilson and Dimitris Papaioannou.
The muse for La La Human Steps for some 20 years, Louise Lecavalier marked the imagination of an era with her radiant presence and her extraordinary physical daring.
Lucy M. MayMontreal
Lucy M. May
A native of New Brunswick, the contemporary dance artist Lucy M. May studied at the École de danse contemporaine in Montreal and at Codarts in the Netherlands before performing around the world for several years with Compagnie Marie Chouinard.
The Flemish choreographer and director Alain Platel has been pushing against the limits of the performing arts since founding ballets C de la B in 1984.
Milo RauGhent + Berlin
Born in Bern, Switzerland in 1977, the director, essayist, journalist and filmmaker Milo Rau has over the past fifteen years been rejuvenating documentary theatre, which he views as a “combat sport”.
Alice RipollRio de Janeiro
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Alice Ripoll initially studied psychology and intended to pursue psychoanalysis, a temporary detour that now nourishes her choreography, keenly attentive to the dancers’ slightest quivers or pulsations.
Sovann Rochon-Prom TepMontreal
Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep
Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep has been breakdancing since the age of eight and has taken part in many hip-hop battles with the Sweet Technique group.
A minimalist poet of supernatural physicality, Manuel Roque is a leading figure in contemporary dance in Quebec.
The founder and artistic director of STO Union, Nadia Ross has continuously explored the thresholds of the theatre event.
In less than a decade, the director, writer, filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist Jordan Tannahill has emerged as a major voice in English-Canadian theatre.
Renowned as a major figure on the Japanese avant-garde scene, Hiroaki Umeda studied photography in Tokyo before embarking on a career as a dancer 20 years ago.
Louis VanhaverbekeBrussels + Ghent
A graduate of the St. Lucas School of Arts in Ghent (mixed media) and of SNDO – School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Louis Vanhaverbeke works in various media: music, beat box, poetry, a do it yourself aesthetic, installations, dance, performance.
nora chipaumireMutare + New York
Born and raised in Mutare, Zimbabwe and now living in New York, the choreographer and star of the contemporary New York scene Nora chipaumire, has been questioning assumptions and overturning stereotypes of Africa, black bodies, identity and aesthetics since 1998.