Given that the shows of FTA 2020 were not presented, artistic director Martin Faucher presents a new way of experiencing their magic! Through a series of impressionistic texts, he retraces how the shows came into being, sharing the context of their discovery, giving voice to the desire to see them come alive, retracing the ties that bind him to the artists who created them.
Is the program a lifeless object?
No, to anyone who knows how to listen, it is aquiver with a strange life just waiting to burst forth.
In Hamburg, in the solitude of a city that I had feared, I was transformed by the colour of a coat painted in the 19th century.
These dancing bodies are manifestations, declarations of war, of love. They are ardent harbingers of revolutions.
Festivals are phantasmagorical spaces, boxes of coloured crayons just waiting to be opened with candour, with wonder.
Through the windows, Montreal makes itself available to us, our common horizon.
These triumphant splendours plunge me into a glorious past, into a fearful future, into a present that is at its tipping point.
To close this 14th edition, the one which didn’t take place, an epilogue to the Life Life series, to take hold of the incredible unknown that awaits us.