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Dana Michel presents MIKE, an epic work about work culture. From the margins comes a silent rebellion, taking its time and yours, utopianly yours.
The legendary Lia Rodrigues choreographs a captivating manifesto delivered by 11 performers turned into encantados—or magical spirits—in an outpouring of beauty and emotion.
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Come and celebrate the opening of this long-awaited 17th edition—with voices that tell unheard stories, sounds that mobilize and wonderful experiences to share with each other.
Rhythm & Hues
Vástádus eana – The answer is land
Born in the Arctic tundra, this polyphonic story of resistance, healing, and love pays tribute to all those who fight injustice.
Elle Sofe Sara
What exactly is “decolonial love”—a love of the self and the other with revolutionary potential?
Véronik Picard + Carole Karemera + Émilie Monnet + Amel Zaazaa
Reasserting the power of collective action, Dana Gingras creates an explosion of sensations for us to experience: a star comes to life in the heart of downtown Montreal, accompanied by dancers and musicians.
Inspired by his Amazigh heritage, choreographer Radouan Mriziga orchestrates a radiant work in which eight performers revive our collective memory of ancient wisdom.
Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel: Where Are We Coming From? Where Are We Going?
Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel will lay the foundations of this day, linking past, present and future.
On the territory
Creating a link between Sápmi and Nunavut, Sámi choreographer Elle Sofe Sara and Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory offer a vision of land-based ecology.
Elle Sofe Sara + Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
Enduring Futures: On Ecology and Justice
Gathered alongside Kama La Mackerel, an artist and educator who takes apart colonial ideas with relish, the younger generation speaks out.
Kama La Mackerel
The Écoscéno Method and Upcycling in Daily Life
Eco-design specialists Jasmine Catudal and Marianne Lavoie offer an introduction to upcycling that’s relevant to everyone.
Jasmine Catudal + Marianne Lavoie
Decolonial Ecology Day
Together with activists, artists, and thinkers, we invite you to join a conversation about ecology, land, and justice in solidarity with those fighting for them.
OFFTA x FTA: SUPER BODY
OFFTA and FTA join forces with FRGMNT and BBOYIZM for a Street Dance party that brings generations together.
Shash’U + Crazy Smooth + Boycott
Radical choreographer nora chipaumire evokes the story of Nehanda in an opera with twenty dancers, musicians and singers. A call for resistance and reparations.
Joik Performance Lecture
With the help of an expert, discover the history and technique behind joik, these powerful songs of life, which are celebrated in FTA 2023’s opening show.
Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska
Queer Bodies – Drawing Life
Queer bodies fill a bright, sheltered space located on the mezzanine of the Quartier général.
Élyanne Coursol-Dion + Manuel Shannon Shink
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes
A hilarious townhall meeting in which thorny questions are raised about human rights, cognitive diversity, sexual politics and the domination of artificial intelligence.
Back to Back Theatre
Screendance under the Stars
As night falls, discover a rich selection of screendance curated by Regards Hybrides.
A Revelation of Practices
Not afraid of leaving conventional definitions of dramaturgy behind, five pairs consisting of an artist and a dramaturge share their experiences, their approaches, even their secrets.
A festive procession followed by a poignant performance meant to exorcize centuries of injustice and to shine a light on Indigenous cultures. A necessary work of art.
Danièle Lévesque: A Portrait
This vivid portrait of set designer Danièle Lévesque features archival materials, clips from shows, and testimonials.
The Making of You
Guided by the power of fiction and imagination, artists Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill share their personal strategies in an unabashedly queer workshop.
Rosana Cade + Ivor MacAskil
Travelling, Collaborating, Surviving: Theatre and the Climate Catastrophe
This multigenerational discussion highlights practical and inspiring courses of action for creating and touring works internationally.
Oona Doherty, the brilliant choreographer from Belfast, is shaking up the world of contemporary dance with her visceral honesty and her works haunted by Northern Ireland’s past. A furiously vital dance.
Lay Hold to the Softest Throat
Lay Hold to the Softest Throat is an invitation into a vibrating space that is both soft and rough; it sings, dances, plays, and swings from the spiritual to the frivolous.
Gisèle Vienne and Puppetry Arts
Gisèle Vienne will discuss her work with the Popular University of Puppetry Arts.
Our dramaturges are there to listen. During a walk, around a table, with a coffee, a conversation to address creation head on.