Re:Incarnation

Re:Incarnation is an ode to the richness of Nigerian culture—it brings to life the cycle of birth, death and rebirth, and celebrates Africa’s powers of reinvention in a show that draws on Afrobeats, Afro dances and black aesthetics.

Qudus Onikeku (Lagos)
Dance

Holoscenes

People sitting in a giant aquarium in the heart of the city. They are subjected to cyclical flooding. An extraordinary visual and visceral experience, Holoscenes questions our ability to respond to chaos.

Lars Jan (Los Angeles)
Performance

Altamira 2042

Presiding over a captivating techno-shamanist ceremony and eco-feminist fable, Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha celebrates the life of Brazil’s Xingu River with a concert of deeply resonant voices, sounds, and images.

Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha (São Paulo)
Performance

La plus secrète mémoire des hommes

Two towering voices of Burkinabe theatre bring to life La plus secrète mémoire des hommes, a literary high-wire act by Senegalese novelist Mohamed Mbougar Sarr.

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (Paris + Dakar)
Aristide Tarnagda (Ouagadougou)
Odile Sankara (Ouagadougou)
Theatre

Le virus et la proie

In this piece addressed directly to a politician, writer and intellectual Pierre Lefebvre highlights all the social diseases that undermine the equality of opportunities in our neoliberal world.

Pierre Lefebvre (Montreal)
Benoît Vermeulen (Montreal)
Theatre

High Bed Lower Castle

Motivated by the mad dream of making concrete all that is not, Ellen Furey and Malik Nashad Sharpe get very playful—with a touch of mischief.

Ellen Furey (Montreal)
Malik Nashad Sharpe (London)
Dance

Les jolies choses

With her ripened artistic language, Catherine Gaudet surrounds herself with her loyal collaborators to explore the false pretenses of the show business apparatus.

Catherine Gaudet (Montreal)
Dance

Malaise dans la civilisation

Alix Dufresne and Étienne Lepage shake up social and theatrical conventions, and allow us to observe complex, fascinating beings who transform the empty space of the stage into a universe filled with possibilities.

Alix Drufresne (Montreal)
Étienne Lepage (Montreal)
Theatre

Save the last dance for me

A partner dance for two men, Save the last dance for me revives the traditional polka chinata in a touching, compelling performance. 

Alessandro Sciarroni (San Benedetto del Tronto)
Dance

L’homme rare

Filled with infectious joy, the male quintet of L’homme rare, as orchestrated by the fiercely humane Nadia Beugré, takes delight in challenging a certain vision of the world.

Nadia Beaugré (Abidjan + Montpellier)
Dance

Adventures can be found anywhere, même dans la répétition

A group of artists apply themselves to the task of rewriting the journals and notebooks of the U.S author and activist Susan Sontag in this free performance-installation. A vibrant and mischievous declaration of love to literature.

PME-ART (Montreal)
Performance

Elenit

Propelled by a wind turbine, strange creatures led by the fabulous Euripides Laskaridis take the spectator into a burlesque tale where chaos reigns supreme.

Euripides Laskaridis (Athens)
Theatre

Lavagem

Playful and thunderous, Lavagem addresses racial issues through the ritual of washing. A poetic and political performance with wild contagious energy.

Alice Ripoll (Rio de Janeiro)
Dance

Make Banana Cry

A tidal wave of body politics prepared to make the Western gaze quiver sweeps over a subversive runway led by Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson.

Andrew Tay (Toronto)
Stephen Thompson (Nice)
Dance

The History of Korean Western Theatre

Following the irresistible Cuckoo, Jaha Koo probes in this piece the shadows of childhood and the blind spots of history to create from the ruins of the past a form of theatre that responds to the present.

Jaha Koo (Seoul + Ghent)
Theatre

La conquête du béluga

At dawn or at sunset, political discourse is transformed into a historical, poetic epic about belugas, a poignant reflection on our connection to living things.

Maryse Goudreau (Escuminac)
Théâtre À tour de rôle (Carleton-sur-Mer)
Theatre

Traces – Discours aux Nations Africaines

A man, with the dignity and power engendered by revelations, declares how Africa will emancipate itself to become the origin and engine of a more humane future world.

Felwine Sarr (Niodior)
Étienne Minoungou (Brussels + Ouagadougou)
Theatre

Confession publique

Angélique Willkie, on whom Mélanie Demers shines a light, offers up her mysteries, beautiful and ugly, with tremendous strength and just as much vulnerability.

Mélanie Demers (Montreal)
Dance

Them Voices

With Them Voices, Lara Kramer excavates a world where stories come together to assess the consequences of our actions on future generations.

Lara Kramer (Montreal)
Performance

Face to Face

A poem about communication and the countless pathways taken by our bodies to express ourselves, Face to Face draws inspiration from body language to create a gentle yet profoundly intense duet.

Naishi Wang (Toronto)
Dance

Qaumma

In this first draft, co-authored with Vinnie Karetak, the prodigious Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory address the forced displacements that uprooted their ancestors and colour their collective memory.

Vinnie Karetak (Iqaluit)
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory (Iqaluit)
Performance

M’appelle Mohamed Ali

This political work by Dieudonné Niangouna links Africa to America through the fists of Muhamad Ali. Théâtre de La Sentinelle offers an oratorio for dignity to nine Afrodescendant performers.

Dieudonné Niangouna (Paris+Brazzaville)
Tatiana Zinga Botao (Montreal)
Philippe Racine (Montreal)
Theatre

Laboratoire poison

A lively, inclusive analysis of our collective memory of resistance movements and the means appropriated by History to separate the treasonous from the righteous.

Adeline Rosenstein (Brussels)
Theatre
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