In the heart of a forest of sound, artists Émilie Monnet and Waira Nina deliver a poetic manifesto forged by friendship that advocates protecting water, land, stars, and ancestral knowledge.

Émilie Monnet + Waira Nina


Au cœur de la rose (Généalogie d’une tristesse)

Jérémie Niel tackles Pierre Perrault’s timeless play from 1958. Told in a distinctive vernacular, the story’s mythic undertones unfold on a stage filled by powerful video images and soundscapes.

Jérémie Niel



Canadian artists Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim invite us to an exhilarating day of gaming. In this interactive experience, audience members play out the epic journey of a herd of revolutionary donkeys.

Patrick Blenkarn + Milton Lim


The Cloud

A radical interdisciplinary journey, The Cloud is a politically engaged, joy-seeking performance set against the backdrop of environmental catastrophe. You’ll never look at data or animals the same way again!

Atom Cianfarani + Alexis O’Hara

Theatre Performance


In UNARMOURED, Montreal choreographer Clara Furey and her collaborators reclaim eroticism on their own terms, turning the body into a site of cosmic allegiance, sensual and liberated.

Clara Furey


Survival Technologies

Kamissa Ma Koïta and Elena Stoodley lead the latest creation from PME-ART. Concerned by artificial intelligence, they turn to dance—the ultimate tool of resistance and emancipation with a radically joyful approach.

Kamissa Ma Koïta + Elena Stoodley

Dance Performance


An exquisitely tender ode to eroticism and an appeal to reconnect with the sacred aspect of nature, Floreus is a delightfully contemplative and unsettling work that awakens the senses and opens up the heart.

Sébastien Provencher

Dance Performance

Sur tes traces

Gurshad Shaheman and Dany Boudreault each hand over the keys to his existence to the other for a fascinating game of intimate story-telling where East meets West.

Dany Boudreault + Gurshad Shaheman


Surveillée et punie

Safia Nolin and Philippe Cyr, united by their ambition of transcending the hate directed at the singer, bravely put on an extraordinary musical creation. Armed with her guitar, Safia Nolin finally reclaims the space that others seek to deny her.

Philippe Cyr + Safia Nolin


Gorgeous Tongue

Channeling dreams, stories, and songs, Gorgeous Tongue, created by Anishinaabe choreographer Lara Kramer and performed by Jeanette Kotowich, embodies and celebrates Indigenous futurity.

Lara Kramer



In ODE, a pop-pagan procession orchestrated by the masterful hands of choreographer Catherine Gaudet, ten radiant performers take aim at false pretenses in a deceptively simple landscape.

Catherine Gaudet


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Rébecca Chaillon – Performing the Personal

Known for her shocking imagery and powerful theatrical language, director, actor, and performer Rébecca Chaillon will approach this writing and performance workshop through physical materials, the body, visual arts, and food.

Rébecca Chaillon

FTA Playground

Opening Night

Come and celebrate the opening of this long-awaited 18th edition!

DJ Rhythm & Hues (Montreal)
FTA Playground

Angelo Barsetti. Portrait

This event will present a vibrant portrait of make-up artist and photographer Angelo Barsetti through archival materials, clips from shows, and personal testimonials, followed by a celebration of APASQ’s 40th anniversary.

Angelo Barsetti + Cédric Delorme-Bouchard

FTA Playground

It’s Cosmic, Baby!

It’s Cosmic, Baby! will make us pulse and travel between styles, eras and origins, in an electro-pop flirt which Alexia dedicates to our beating hearts.

DJ Alexia Vinci + DJ Rhythm & Hues

FTA Playground

Decolonial Love Circle

Founded by Amel Zaazaa, the Decolonial Love Circle offers a space for decolonial reflection and practices to descendants of colonized peoples, activists, thinkers, and agitators from all walks of life engaged with contemporary political issues.

Karla Étienne + Amel Zaazaa

FTA Playground

Let’s Talk about Art

Ali Chahrour will talk with Syrian actress and singer Hala Omran to explore a question they ask themselves again and again: why do we create art?

Ali Chahrour + Hala Omran

FTA Playground

كما روتها أمي - Told By My Mother

Drawing on song, music, and dance, Lebanon’s Ali Chahrour extolls the power of maternal love in this poignant account of stories lived through by his family.

Ali Chahrour



Seventy-five people of all ages and backgrounds take over the public space each evening to perform a live choreographic score that reflects the world, combining chaos with the euphoria of togetherness. 

Tamara Cubas


Decolonial Ecology Day — The Forest

This day is devoted to forests—places that are essential to the flourishing of beings, cultures, and the vital forces of imagination and resistance.

FTA Playground

The Forest as a Space of Resistance

Philippe Néméh-Nombré and Paule Mackrous (aka Pattie O’Green) discuss living archives of resistance and their immense potential.

Philippe Néméh-Nombré + Paule Mackrous + Valérie Lefebvre-Faucher + Kama La Mackerel

FTA Playground

Forest Chants

Émilie Monnet and Waira Nina address the threats to the forests, from the Amazon to the boreal one, and invite us to listen to their inhabitants.

Émilie Monnet + Waira Nina

FTA Playground

Opening Remarks by Abraham Francis

Francis opens this day under the banner of hope, sharing the power of Indigenous futures and resistance embedded within forest relations.

Abraham Francis (Akwesasne)
FTA Playground

Laylit aux platines

Come celebrate artists from the Arab world and its diaspora with the Laylit collective!

Mossy Mugler + Wake Island + C Lia

FTA Playground

Carte noire nommée désir

A leading figure among European theatre’s new voices, Rébecca Chaillon celebrates Black women in a visceral ceremony of reappropriation embracing both pop culture and spirituality.

Rébecca Chaillon


Fantastic Afro-feminisms

Rébecca Chaillon and Amandine Gay discuss what kind of tools, actions, and care are needed to find other ways of being, living, and creating. 

Rébecca Chaillon + Amandine Gay + Marilou Craft

FTA Playground

Tapping into Imagination

Portuguese author and director Tiago Rodrigues will be joined by four theatre students for a surprising conversation. We’ve asked them to share their dreams: about art, literature, politics, and the theatres of the future.

Tiago Rodrigues + Eleonore Brieuc + Margarita Herrera Dominguez + Evelyne Londei-Shortall + Zoé Ntumba

FTA Playground
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