In the fall of 2020, Festival TransAmériques launched FTA Respirations in solidarity with a community that has been heavily affected by the pandemic. In 2021, FTA reasserts a determination to foster artistic creation and encourage experimentation: Respirations is here to stay as a research and development lab for artistic practices.
The principal focus of FTA Respirations is the creative process. They offer a space for artistic research and development, along with time to oneself, which FTA’s Associate Dramaturg Emmanuelle Jetté has discreetly documented. Through a series of short texts, she outlines these projects below, which remain little-known to the public.
Lucy M. May, Amanda Acorn and Catherine Lavoie-Marcus question the manner in which we inhabit our bodies, both individual and social, and the way we take care of them.
Anne-Marie Guilmaine, Marilou Craft and Sophie Gee have taken the path of writing to explore their own theatrical practices.
It is hard to believe that we will soon find ourselves on the same dance floor. Yet the projects of Parker Mah and Elle Barbara dare to defy reality.
Artistic approaches from dancers and choreographers 7Starr, Naishi Wang and Benjamin Kamino favour exchanges, both behind and before the stage. Here is a tribute to dialogue.
Works by Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Ellen Furey, Malik Nashad Sharpe and the company projets hybris all reflect an urgent need to reconfigure current practices and assumptions.