An Exhilarating 10th Edition
Montreal, June 8, 2016 – The atmosphere tonight at the Quartier général of the FTA will no doubt be one of excitement as the 10th edition of the Festival TransAmériques comes to a close. Over the past two weeks, from May 26 to June 8, 2016, 25 theatre and dance shows and events electrified Montreal stages during the FTA. This second festival under artistic director Martin Faucher attracted some 53 500 festivalgoers with an attendance rate of an amazing 97%, a new record. Keenly interested in contemporary theatre and dance, the public eagerly responded to the call of the artists, and in fact 15 shows of the 22 presented in theatre venues were sold out.
Ticket Refunds for L’autre hiver
Montreal, June 3, 2016 – Due to technical problems beyond our control, the performance on June 2 of L’autre hiver at the Centre Pierre-Péladeau was cancelled. The Festival TransAmériques, as well as the artistic teams of LOD musiektheater, Mons 2015 Cultural Capital of Europe, Manège.Mons and UBU compagnie de création, the producers of the show, sincerely apologize for this unfortunate turn of events.
25 shows to change the world
Montreal March 22, 2016 – The FTA sparkles, rejoices, transports, surprises, inflames, fascinates, disturbs and explodes in Montreal from May 26 to June 8, 2016. The biggest contemporary dance and theatre festival in North America will present 25 shows from here and elsewhere, including 12 co-productions, 10 world premieres and 10 North American premieres, over 14 days in some fifteen cultural venues. For his second year at the helm of the FTA, artistic director Martin Faucher wanted to bring together artists who transform reality, sometimes into works of beauty, sometimes as cries of protest, yet always with the intention of shedding light on our world in bold new fashion. “The FTA is anchored in a world beset by one economic, religious, migratory, social, identity, sexual or environmental crisis after another, such that they constitute ongoing, endless turmoil. The Festival is […]
Five must-see performances
Montreal, February 8, 2016 – The artistic director of the FTA Martin Faucher announced today five shows that will captivate audiences during the 10th edition of the Festival TransAmériques, which will take place from May 26 to June 8, 2016. While the news that Italian director Romeo Castellucci will be returning with Go Down, Moses has been known since December, four other outstanding shows will delight dance and theatre fans this spring: Une île flottante / Das Weisse vom Ei by Christoph Marthaler, Mille batailles by Louise Lecavalier, L’autre hiver by Normand Chaurette, Stéphanie Jasmin, Denis Marleau and Dominique Pauwels, and Gala by Jérôme Bel. A rendezvous with great contemporary masters of the performing arts! Hilarious, Scathing, Amazing The Festival gets underway with a piece by one of the leading lights of European theatre, the Swiss director Christoph Marthaler, whose […]
ROMEO CASTELLUCCI IS BACK AT THE FTA WITH HIS WORK GO DOWN, MOSES
At the very heart of the 10th edition of Festival TransAmériques from May 26 to June 8, 2016, the mysterious and formidable theatrical power of Romeo Castellucci is sure to jolt Montrealers once his Go Down, Moses hits the stage. The masterful Castellucci again questions God through art. He reinvents the world, presenting a rush of incredible images that catapult the audience from contemporary hyperrealism to an age-old dream world.