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.
TARTUFFE AND TOUT ARTAUD?! RECEIVE 2014-15 PRIX DE LA CRITIQUE AWARDS
The Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre (AQCT) announced on November 25 the winners of the Prix de la critique for the 2014-15 season in Montreal. The FTA is especially proud to note that among the winning plays are two works presented at the FTA in 2015. TARTUFFE by Michaël Thalheimer and the prestigious Schaubühne in Berlin won in the category Hors Québec, and TOUT ARTAUD?!
2015 MONTREAL DANCE PRIZE AWARDED TO ALAIN PLATEL
The entire FTA team wishes to pay tribute to the choreographer Alain Platel, who received the 2015 GRAND PRIX de la danse de Montréal for his acclaimed performances of tauberbach at the FTA last May, a work presented in collaboration with Hydro-Québec. The jury emphasized “his considerable influence on contemporary dance and the persistent relevance of his work.” Jury members also noted “the quality of his artistic work as well as his commitment to art and to Les ballets C de la B, a remarkable incubator of talent in Belgium.