Elenit [Cancelled]Euripides Laskaridis (Athens)20, 21, 22, 23 May
Propelled by a wind turbine, strange fauna led by the incomparable Euripides Laskaridis take the spectator into a world out of time, suspended between dreams and the end of ideals.
Why? [Cancelled]Peter Brook (Paris)
Marie-Hélène Estienne (Paris)21, 22, 23 May
At the apogee of his impressive career, the illustrious director Peter Brook, along with his colleague Marie-Hélène Estienne, divests the theatre of artifice to ask an essential question: Why?
StationsLouise Lecavalier (Montreal)21, 22, 25, 26, 27 May
Driven by a pressing need to dance, Louise Lecavalier attains the fullness of her art in a spirited solo that pulsates on the very margins of the intimate.
Contingency [Cancelled]Hiroaki Umeda (Tokyo)21, 22, 23, 24 May
Dance, light and sound embrace and reverberate in a living, three-dimensional portrait. A solo of heightened intensity where dance merges with its environment.
Anima / Darkroom7Starr (Laval)
Lucy M. May (Montreal)22, 23, 26, 27 May
Anima / Darkroom
The explosive force of 7Starr, a pioneer and magnetic icon of krump. In a clash of darkness and incandescent light, powerful movement bursts forth. Galvanizing and liberating.
Estado vegetal [Cancelled]Manuela Infante (Santiago)22, 23, 24 May
Estado vegetal [Cancelled]
If a tree created a stage play featuring human characters, what would it look like? That is the playful and subversive challenge launched by the Chilean artist Manuela Infante.
Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence [Cancelled]Mohammad Al Attar (Damas + Berlin)
Omar Abusaada (Damas)
Bissane Al Charif (Damas + Paris)23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 May and 02, 03 June
Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence [Cancelled]
Aleppo, a city destroyed by war, rises from the ashes in the stories of its inhabitants. Precious tales told to one spectator at a time, a testimonial and a bequest.
Cria [Cancelled]Alice Ripoll (Rio de Janeiro)23, 24 May
In the labyrinthine favelas of Rio de Janeiro, ten prodigious performers invent small miracles of dance. Emerging from a milieu that is despised or disregarded, Cria radiates with life.
Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱCollectif Aalaapi (Nunavik + Montreal)24, 25, 26, 27 May
Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ
The exquisite tones and nuances of people who live north of the 55th parallel. A contemplative plunge into the intimacy of young Inuit women, Aalaapi reveals the North through radio.
Romances inciertos, un autre Orlando [Cancelled]François Chaignaud (Paris)
Nino Laisné (Madrid)25 May
Romances inciertos, un autre Orlando [Cancelled]
Song and dance join together in a dazzling performance by François Chaignaud. A sensual journey through Spanish folklore. A fascinating ode to multiple identities.
Requiem pour L. [Cancelled]Fabrizio Cassol (Ghent)
Alain Platel (Ghent)26, 27, 28 May
Requiem pour L. [Cancelled]
In this Mass with 14 musicians and singers, meditation and exaltation join in a divine embrace. Requiem pour L. invites death to a rainbow celebration where jazz and African rhythms encounter Mozart.
Holoscenes [Cancelled]Lars Jan (Los Angeles)26, 27, 28, 29, 30 May
People sitting in a giant aquarium in the middle of Place des Festivals cope with cyclical flooding. An extraordinary visual and visceral experience, Holoscenes questions our ability to respond to chaos.
J’ai pleuré avec les chiensDaina Ashbee (Montréal)27, 28, 29, 30 May
J’ai pleuré avec les chiens
For her first ensemble piece, the extreme choreographer Daina Ashbee celebrates the female body in a ritual composed of minimalist landscapes.
Mikado Remix [Cancelled]Louis Vanhaverbeke (Brussels + Ghent)27, 28, 29, 30 May
Mikado Remix [Cancelled]
The inveterate handyman Louis Vanhaverbeke explores other possible options beyond so-called normality in this liberating performance. Imagination as a way of life.
SIERRANEVADAManuel Roque (Montreal)27, 28, 29, 30, 31 May
In a bare space with no props save a blonde wig, a trial by choreography demands jumping repeatedly, again and again. When the depletion of resources offers the prospect of transformation.
P.O.R.N. (Portrait of Restless Narcissism)Christian Lapointe (Quebec City)
Nadia Ross (Wakefield)28, 29, 30, 31 May
P.O.R.N. (Portrait of Restless Narcissism)
Two maverick freethinkers present Theatre 2.0 for a mature audience, where the intoxicating dark corners of the Net become fascinating, unsettling eye candy.
DeclarationsJordan Tannahill (Toronto)29, 30, 31 May
Hundreds of short phrases reverberate through all aspects of existence. And five actors, night after night, improvise and embody them.
Post coïtumMélanie Demers (Montreal)28, 29, 30 May
A decadent, ecstatic and disturbing bacchanal, this over-the-top carnival quivers with euphoric agony. Wedding and funeral marches for humanity on the decline.
Un temps pour toutSovann Rochon-Prom Tep (Montreal)29, 30, 31 May
Un temps pour tout
Children and adults, come on in! In a cozy atmosphere, the hip-hop dancers Pax, Jigsaw and Sangwn express themselves in a spirit of sharing. Raw, explosive, joyful.
ViolenceMarie Brassard (Montreal)30, 31 May and 01, 02 June
Exploring the deep as they search for glimpses of light, Marie Brassard and her Japanese collaborators conjure undreamt-of worlds in a surrealist tale of astounding visual power.
#PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA [Cancelled]nora chipaumire (Mutare + New York)31 May and 01, 02, 03 June
#PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA [Cancelled]
A liberated rock star of dance originally from Zimbabwe, nora chipaumire proclaims via punk, pop and rumba the urgent need for liberation with an epic and invigorating triptych.
La reprise. Histoire(s) du théâtre (I) [Cancelled]Milo Rau (Ghent + Berlin)01, 02, 03 June
La reprise. Histoire(s) du théâtre (I) [Cancelled]
Delving into a sordid news item, Milo Rau, one of the most forceful directors in contemporary theatre, questions the very essence of theatre and its capacity to depict the unbearable.