Closing Night

Fruit défendu

Montreal

Fruit défendu

A Montrealer by birth and a globetrotter by profession, Fruit défendu invites us along on a nostalgic trip to the tropics, spinning out hit after hit, and leaves us wanting for more.

Angelo Barsetti. Portrait

Angelo Barsetti

Montreal

Angelo Barsetti

Artist and designer Angelo Barsetti is an essential part of Montreal’s arts scene.

Technical Directors in the Spotlight

Audrey Belzile

Montreal

Audrey Belzile

Audrey Belzile is Assistant Technical Director at Festival TransAmériques.

Prophétique (on est déjà né.es)

Nadia Beugré

Abidjan + Montpellier

Nadia Beugré

Viewed as a rebel in her own country, Beugré likes to say that being a woman, artist, and lesbian in her society requires three times as much work. She does not seek to provoke but to inform by examining power and dominance relationships.

Sur tes traces

Dany Boudreault

Roberval

Dany Boudreault

An actor, writer, and poet, Dany Boudreault has taken part in around thirty theatre productions. In 2012, along with Jérémie Boucher and Maxime Carbonneau, he founded the theatre company La Messe Basse, which favours a queer approach to creation.

Tapping into Imagination

Éléonore Brieuc

Montreal

Éléonore Brieuc

Éléonore Brieuc completed her academic journey in the playwriting program at the National Theatre School, after previously studying massage therapy, law, and visual arts.

Technical Directors in the Spotlight

Rébecca Brouillard

Montreal

Rébecca Brouillard

Rébecca Brouillard graduated from the Stage Production program at the École de théâtre du Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe.

كما روتها أمي – Told By My Mother

Ali Chahrour

Beirut

Ali Chahrour

Born in Beirut, Ali Chahrour studied theatre because no dance programs existed. He later learned Western dance conventions, but quickly left these behind. Instead, his reference points and sources of inspiration are the people and culture of his own country, whose forgotten stories he tells.

Rébecca Chaillon – Performing the Personal

Rébecca Chaillon

Montreuil + Creil

Rébecca Chaillon

With a highly personal approach to writing, whose themes are at once intimate, political, and universal, Rébecca Chaillon has created works taking various forms.

24 Images: Choreographic Explorations in the Movies

Louis-Martin Charest

Montreal

Louis-Martin Charest

Louis-Martin founded LIBERAMÆ performance & films, a vehicle devoted to the advancement of screendance and live art.

Fridays at FTA

Empress Cissy Low

Montreal

Empress Cissy Low

Empress Cissy Low is a Montreal-based DJ with a passion for promoting pan-African culture through sound and movement.

Audience Warm-Up

Romeu Costa

Lisbon

Romeu Costa

Romeu Costa has worked with Portugal’s most influential theater companies and directors.

Fantastic Afro-feminisms

Marilou Craft

Montreal

Marilou Craft

Marilou Craft works in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang (Montreal) as a word, performance, and undisciplinary artist.

Multitud

Tamara Cubas

Montevideo

Tamara Cubas

Born in Montevideo in 1972, Tamara Cubas lived her childhood under the Uruguayan dictatorship. Political power, protest, and personal relationships are at the heart of her work, which is based on activating and empowering bodies.

Surveillée et punie

Philippe Cyr

Montreal

Philippe Cyr

Since 2021, Philippe Cyr has been the artistic director and joint executive director of Théâtre Prospero, where he also cut his teeth as a theatre director.

Party Lots of Love

Catherine Dagenais-Savard

Wendake + Montreal

Catherine Dagenais-Savard

Catherine Dagenais-Savard is a Wendat and Québécois artist. Since graduating from EDCM in 2015, she has danced for choreographers such as Marie Chouinard, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Danièle Desnoyers, and Lara Kramer.

Angelo Barsetti. Portrait

Cédric Delorme-Bouchard

Montreal

Cédric Delorme-Bouchard

Lighting designer, set designer, and director Cédric Delorme-Bouchard has created over two hundred theatre, dance, and opera designs in fifteen countries across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

24 Images: Choreographic Explorations in the Movies

Bruno Dequen

Montreal

Bruno Dequen

Bruno Dequen is the editor of the film magazine 24 images.

Weathering

Faye Driscoll

New York + Los Angeles

Faye Driscoll

A singular voice in the contemporary performing arts, Faye Driscoll has been known to unsettle critics and audiences alike with the sensory shock and novel forms of empathy that inform her performance pieces. She works to awaken our senses, seeking to counter the numbness instilled by the various forms of technology that dominate everyday life.

24 Images: Choreographic Explorations in the Movies

Charlotte Dronier

Montreal

Charlotte Dronier

For almost ten years, Charlotte Dronier’s academic research focused on dance for screens, through the notions of presence and aura.

Be Prophetic

Acauã El Bandide

Paris

Acauã El Bandide

Raised in Fortaleza, Brazil, by female teachers and her artisan grandfather, Acauã is an artist supported by La Briqueterie National Centre of Choreographic Development in Val-de-Marne.

Decolonization Rider

Léuli Eshrāghi

Montreal

Léuli Eshrāghi

Léuli Eshrāghi, b. 1986 in Yuwi Country, belongs to the Seumanutafa and Tautua clans of the Sāmoan archipelago, and lives and works in Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyaang / Montreal.

Party Lots of Love

Lots of Love (LOL) Festival

Montréal

Lots of Love (LOL) Festival

The Lots of Love (LOL) Festival is an outdoor contemporary performance event that emphasizes a DIY ethos made by and for the community as an alternative to larger festivals.

Opening Remarks by Abraham Francis

Abraham Francis

Akwesasne

Abraham Francis

Abraham Francis (BSc Microbiology, 2014 and MSc Natural Resources, 2019) is undergoing a Ph.D. at Clarkson University in Environmental Science and Engineering where they wish to create tools to support other Indigenous Communities care for their environments from their biocultural contexts.

UNARMOURED

Clara Furey

Montreal

Clara Furey

Earning international recognition since starting out first as an actor and now as a choreographer, Clara Furey has demonstrated a gift for minimalist performances and intimate installations.

Technical Directors in the Spotlight

Claudie Gagnon

Montreal

Claudie Gagnon

Claudie Gagnon is technical director of the Festival TransAmériques, to which she brings her expertise since 2019

ODE

Catherine Gaudet

Montreal

Catherine Gaudet

A regular FTA collaborator since she created Au sein des plus raides vertus in 2014, Catherine Gaudet has made her mark with sophisticated works whose gestural virtuosity and physical elation immerse the audience in the psychological depths of existence.

Fantastic Afro-feminisms

Amandine Gay

Montreal

Amandine Gay

Amandine works in creation and advocacy. She has been a director/producer (Ouvrir La Voix, 2017; Une Histoire à Soi, 2021), an author (Une Poupée en Chocolat, 2021), and an activist (creation of Adoptee Month in 2018), and defines herself as a political author with a fluid writing style.

Technical Directors in the Spotlight

Alex Gendron

Montreal

Alex Gendron

Alex Gendron is technical director of Espace Go since 2016.

FTA X OFFTA Party – Vire ron, kase ren!

Anaïs Gilles

Montreal

Anaïs Gilles

Anaïs Gilles, also known by her stage name RISE, is a Haitian-origin dancer hailing from Montreal’s street dance community.

Audience Warm-Up

Mish Grigor

Naarm/Melbourne

Mish Grigor

Mish Grigor is a maker, writer and performer working across a range of collaborative formats and is the director and co-writer of Rinse by Amrita Hepi.

Decolonization Rider

Mylène Guay

Tio’tià:ke/Mooniyang

Mylène Guay

Based in Tio’tià:ke/Mooniyang, Mylène Guay is a curator, author, and Indigenous arts cultural consultant.

Rinse

Amrita Hepi

Melbourne + Bangkok

Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi is a rising star in the international contemporary dance scene. Over the past few years, she has been in widespread demand thanks to her talent, rigour, and remarkable ability to make complex choreographic and performative ideas recognisable.

Tapping into Imagination

Margarita Herrera Dominguez

Montreal

Margarita Herrera Dominguez

Margarita Herrera Dominguez is an actor and a performing arts director, producer, and cultural worker.

KoutkeKout: Theatre in Haiti

Joseph Hillel

Montreal

Joseph Hillel

Born in Port-au-Prince, Joseph Hillel currently lives in Montreal. He has written, directed, and produced documentaries about art.

Party Lots of Love

Peng Hsu

Taiwan + Montreal

Peng Hsu

Peng Hsu is a Taiwan and Montreal-based theater director, playwright, and researcher. Her works explore excess, bad taste, fast narrating, and Taiwan perspective lesbian/queer camp humor.

I am from Reykjavik

Sonia Hughes

Manchester

Sonia Hughes

A poet, performer, and activist, Sonia Hughes directly and unceremoniously tackles complex social and political questions with deceptively simple strategies.

Digital Puppets and Video Games

Paola Huitrón

Montreal

Paola Huitrón

Paola Huitrón graduated in acting in Mexico and has worked with various professional puppet theatre companies as a collaborator and on her own projects as a solo artist.

Laylit aux platines

Wake Island

Montreal + Beirut

Wake Island

Wake Island (Nadim Madhzal and Philippe Manasseh) is an electronic duo originally from Beirut, now based in Montreal. Their DJ sets are a fresh perspective on Arabic music, with a blend of many genres, both old and new.

Being Future Being: Inside/Outwards

Emily Johnson

Lenapehoking/New York

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is a land and water protector and an organizer for justice, sovereignty and well-being.

FTA X OFFTA Party – Vire ron, kase ren!

Kevin Kero

Abidjan

Kevin Kero

Kevin Kero (b. 1996, Côte d’Ivoire) is one of the performers in Nadia Beugré’s Prophétique (on est déjà né.es) (FTA 2024).

Survival Technologies

Kamissa Ma Koïta

Montreal

Kamissa Ma Koïta

Kamissa Ma Koïta’s practice incorporates performing the Indigenous West African knowledge of her ancestors; through her performative re-enactments, she seeks to tap into a redemptive power.

Gorgeous Tongue

Lara Kramer

Montreal/Tio'tià:ke/Mooniyaang

Lara Kramer

Lara Kramer is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist of mixed Oji-Cree and Mennonite heritage. She lives and works in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal. Her work, which is grounded in intergenerational relations and knowledge and the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada, has been presented across North America, Europe, Australia/Oceania and Martinique. 

The Forest as a Space of Resistance

Kama La Mackerel

Montreal

Kama La Mackerel

Kama La Mackerel is a Mauritian-Canadian multilingual writer, visual artist, performer, educator and literary translator who believes in love, justice and self and collective empowerment.

Ecoconscience in the Performing Arts

Marianne Lavoie

Montreal

Marianne Lavoie

Marianne Lavoie has worked as an eco-design trainer and facilitator for over four years at the organization Écoscéno.

24 Images: Choreographic Explorations in the Movies

Louise Lecavalier

Montreal

Louise Lecavalier

Louise Lecavalier marked the imagination of an era with her radiant presence and her extraordinary physical daring.

The Forest as a Space of Resistance

Valérie Lefebvre-Faucher

Montreal

Valérie Lefebvre-Faucher

Valérie Lefebvre-Faucher is a writer and editor. She has worked at Écosociété and the Éditions du Remue-ménage and is currently editor-in-chief of La Liberté.

Digital Puppets and Video Games

Antonia Leney-Granger

Montreal

Antonia Leney-Granger

General and artistic director of the Théâtre du Renard Antonia Leney-Granger is a Montreal artist and teacher specializing in object theatre and transdisciplinary creation, notably in bridging the gap between art and science.

Tapping into Imagination

Evelyne Londei-Shortall

Montreal

Evelyne Londei-Shortall

A graduate in directing from the National Theatre School of Canada, Evelyne Londei-Shortall is interested in power relations in contemporary drama.

Party Lots of Love

Nasim Lootij

Montreal

Nasim Lootij

Choreographer and performer Nasim Lootij left Iran in 2006 to study dance in Paris.

FTA X OFFTA Party – Vire ron, kase ren!

Sherecia Mclean-Leslie

Montreal

Sherecia Mclean-Leslie

Sherecia is a Hip Hop dancer of 7 years. She began dancing at Urban Element Zone in a troupe for 3 years, and then ventured on her own path to self-identity.

Nigamon/Tunai

Émilie Monnet

Montreal/Tio'tià:ke/Mooniyaang

Émilie Monnet

Occupying the intersection of theatre, performance, and media arts, Emilie Monnet presents collaborative works that bring overlooked lives and stories into the spotlight.

Laylit aux platines

Mossy Mugler

Montreal + New York

Mossy Mugler

Mossy Mugler, is an esteemed DJ, producer, and artist hailing from Qatar with Palestinian roots. Their diverse musical background is influenced by Top 40 pop hits, vogue beats, underground electronic music, middle-eastern ballads and samples.

Let’s Talk about Art

Nayla Naoufal

Tio’tià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal

Nayla Naoufal

Born in Beirut, Nayla Naoufal (elle, she, her) is the artistic director of Festival Accès Asie in Tio’tià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal.

Au cœur de la rose (Généalogie d’une tristesse)

Jérémie Niel

Montreal

Jérémie Niel

Fascinated by the cruel beauty of human finitude, Niel embraces the vertigo of existence and its elusive truths, from which he derives his unique aesthetic approach

Nigamon/Tunai

Waira Nina

Yurayako

Waira Nina

A performer, multidisciplinary artist, and storyteller, Waira Nina Jacanamijoy is an influential political and cultural leader for the Inga Nation.

Surveillée et punie

Safia Nolin

Montreal

Safia Nolin

Appreciated both for her many covers of Quebec hits and her own folk compositions, she has appeared on stages in Quebec, Canada, and France.

Tapping into Imagination

Zoé Ntumba

Montreal

Zoé Ntumba

Born in Kinshasa, Zoé Ntumba is a passionate young artist. She was a Hnatyshyn Foundation grant recipient for dramatic interpretation (2023).

The Forest as a Space of Resistance

Philippe Néméh-Nombré

Montreal

Philippe Néméh-Nombré

Philippe Néméh-Nombré is an assistant professor at the Saint-Paul University Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation.

FTA X OFFTA Party – Vire ron, kase ren!

Nubian Néné

New York

Nubian Néné

Nubian Néné is a Montreal-born, New York-based dancer/choreographer who blends Street & Club dances to create her own unique, captivating style.

Let’s Talk about Art

Hala Omran

Marseille

Hala Omran

Franco-Syrian Actress and singer Hala Omran graduated in 1994 from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus. She then refined her skills in Europe alongside renowned mentors such as Eugenio Barba, Ariane Mnouchkine, and Matthias Langhoff.

Party Lots of Love

Jimmy Trieu Phong Chung

Montreal

Jimmy Trieu Phong Chung

Of Vietnamese and French-Canadian origin, Jimmy Trieu Phong Chung is a professional contemporary dance artist and interdisciplinary choreographer.

Floreus

Sébastien Provencher

Montreal

Sébastien Provencher

Sébastien Provencher focuses his choreographic explorations on gender identity, homosexual orientation, and power dynamics. Eager to move beyond hierarchies, he relies on collaborative and democratic work in his creative processes and sees the performing arts as an act of resistance and object of sociopolitical engagement.

Tapping into Imagination

Tiago Rodrigues

Lisbon + Avignon

Tiago Rodrigues

After his tenure as artistic director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II in Lisbon from 2015 to 2021, Rodrigues took over the reins of the Festival d’Avignon in September 2022, becoming the first foreign artist to helm the prestigious French institution.

KoutkeKout: Theatre in Haiti

Guy Régis Jr.

Port-au-Prince + Paris

Guy Régis Jr.

Born in April 1974 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Guy Régis Jr. is a writer and director, and artistic director of the Festival 4 Chemins, one of the most high-profile artistic events in the French-speaking Caribbean and a highlight of the Port-au-Prince cultural calendar.

Party Lots of Love

Jossua Satinée

Montreal

Jossua Satinée

As an artist in the realm of Montreal’s contemporary dance scene, Jossua Satinée aims to journey through the universe to share moments of joy, beauty, reflection, and diversity.

Sur tes traces

Gurshad Shaheman

Tehran

Gurshad Shaheman

Gurshad Shaheman has been writing and performing his own works since 2012. His work draws on life stories, both his own and, as in Il pourra toujours dire que c’est pour l’amour du prophète, those of LGBTQ+ refugees from the Middle East.

Audience Warm-Up

Carolina Passos Sousa

Lisbon

Carolina Passos Sousa

Carolina is a young actress and performer originally from Lisbon, Portugal, who has always been interested in mixing dance and theater.

Survival Technologies

Elena Stoodley

Montreal

Elena Stoodley

Elena Stoodley is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes singing, sound art, and writing. She has performed her music for international audiences, notably in Cameroon and the Congo.

Party Lots of Love

Andrew Tay

Toronto

Andrew Tay

Andrew Tay is a dancer, curator, choreographer and DJ. He is the Artistic Director of Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) and previously was the inaugural Artistic Curator of the Centre de Creation O Vertigo (CCOV).

It’s Cosmic, Baby!

Alexia Vinci

Montreal

Alexia Vinci

Two-spirit artist Alexia Vinci plays with interdisciplinarity in performing arts, exploring the notion of land in every form. She was recently selected to take part in Pitch Porte Parole 2024.

Decolonial Love Circle

Amel Zaazaa

Tio’tià:ke

Amel Zaazaa

A decolonial feminist activist, author, and speaker, Amel Zaazaa is the co-founder of the Observatoire pour la justice migrante, whose mission is to promote the rights of migrants in Quebec and Canada, and the founder of the Decolonial Love Circle.

The Forest as a Space of Resistance

Paule Mackrous aka Pattie O’Green

Montreal

Paule Mackrous aka Pattie O’Green

Paule Mackrous, aka Pattie O’Green, is an art historian, horticulturist-arboriculturist, urban forester, and yogini.

Decolonial Love Circle

Karla Étienne

Tio’tià:ke/Montreal

Karla Étienne

A dance artist of Haitian origin who now lives in Tio’tià:ke/Montreal, Karla Etienne is the executive director of the Canadian Dance Assembly and co-curator of the FURIES Festival.