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_jeanne_dark_

Marion Siéfert (Aubervilliers)26, 27, 28 May

_jeanne_dark_

On Instagram, she is _jeanne_dark_, sixteen years old, Catholic family, embarrassed by her virginity. Using her phone, she speaks live. From the digital ashes emerge the paradoxes of a contemporary heroine.

In theatres

Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ

The Aalaapi Collective (Nunavik + Montreal)26, 27, 28, 29 29, 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.

In theatres

Dog Rising

Clara Furey (Montreal)26, 27, 28, 29 29, May

Dog Rising

Three celestial bodies launched into orbit vibrate in a lascivious and hypnotic ritual. Dog Rising explores the circulation of physical matter and the passage of vibrations through our bodies.

Outdoor

Them Voices

Lara Kramer (Montreal)27, 28, 29, 30 May

Them Voices

In the garden of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal the choreographer explores the artist’s body in relation to memory, and questions the impact of our past and present actions on future ancestors.

In theatres

Anything Whatsoever

Katie Ward (Montreal)27, 28, 29, 30 May and 01, 02 June

Anything Whatsoever

Anything Whatsoever offers a group training to witness the emergence of meaning, a blank page where our collective imagery can be rewritten.  

In theatres

Violence

Marie Brassard (Montréal)27, 28, 29, 30 30, May and 01, 02 June

Violence

Exploring the deep as they search for glimpses of light, Marie Brassard and her Japanese collaborators conjure undreamt-of worlds in a surreal tale of astounding visual power.

In theatres

Anima / Darkroom

7Starr (Laval + Montreal)
Lucy M. May (Laval + Montreal)26, 27, 30, 31 May and 03, 04 June

Anima / Darkroom

The explosive force of 7Starr, a Montreal pioneer and magnetic icon of krump. In a clash of darkness and incandescent light, powerful movement bursts forth. Galvanizing and liberating.

In theatres

PHOSPHOS

Paul Chambers (Montreal)26, 27, 28, 29, 30 May and 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 June

PHOSPHOS

In a performance space dominated by light, Paul Chambers establishes a porous boundary between matter and void, between heat and its absence, between wakefulness and sleep.

In theatres

Declarations

Jordan Tannahill (Toronto)05, 06, 06, 07 07, June

Declarations

Hundreds of short phrases reverberate through all aspects of existence. In a reading augmented by projections, Jordan Tannahill delivers this bewitching litany, a declaration of love to a terminally ill mother.

In theatres

La Goddam Voie Lactée

Mélanie Demers (Montreal)03, 04, 05, 06 06, June

La Goddam Voie Lactée

A pagan Mass as a reaction to the harshness of the world. Inspired by the constant mourning brought about by our age, the artist and five female performers reflect upon the notion of incompletion. 

Outdoor

Meshtitau

Soleil Launière (Montréal)04, 05, 06, 07 June

Meshtitau

Uprooted too quickly, the trees, like the elders, have disappeared without passing on their knowledge. Meshtitau is an ode to ancestral roots and healing. A performance that invites us to repair the broken links with our land and ancestors.

Outdoor

BOW’T-Tio’tia:ke

Rhodnie Désir (Montreal)28, 29 29, May and 02, 03, 03, 06, 07 07, June

BOW’T-Tio’tia:ke

The most recent phase of the great adventure BOW’T TRAIL. In a Montreal location charged with memory, Rhodnie Désir explores the heritage of Afrodescendant peoples in a powerful hymn to resistance.

Outdoor

O2

Sarah Dell'Ava (Montreal)29 29, 29, May and 05, 05, 05, 05, 05, 05, 06, 06, 06, 06, 06, 06, 09 09, 09, 09, 09, 09, June

O2

In the heart of the city, some twenty dancers weave a filter for our daily agitations. The gestures and songs that emerge are delicate, mysterious, sometimes wild. What if dance could repair the living?

In theatres

SIERRANEVADA

Manuel Roque (Montreal)30, 31 May and 01, 04, 05, 06, 07 June

SIERRANEVADA

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. 

In theatres

Romance ain’t dead, 2Fik!

2Fik (Montreal)02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 June

Romance ain’t dead, 2Fik!

On the dating site Romanceala2fik.com, the multidisciplinary artist embodies 100 characters, all of whom burn with an ardent desire. The public is invited to interact with them. A game of love and chance, in the era of avatars.

In theatres

Worktable

Kate McIntosh (Brussels + Wellington)27, 28, 29, 30 May and 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10 June

Worktable

The room you enter is full of heterogeneous objects, and it is up to you to decide how to tear them apart. A joyous invitation to restore the enchantment to matter, however banal it may seem. Playful and deeply creative.

In theatres

Dans le nuage (First Draft)

Maxime Carbonneau (Montreal)
Laurence Dauphinais (Montreal)07, 08, 09, 10, 10, 11 June

Dans le nuage (First Draft)

Just like astrophysicist Carl Sagan in 1977, you are faced with the task of summarizing, on a record, the essential components of the human experience. What will you choose? How will you make your selection? 

In theatres

La jamais sombre

Michel F Côté (Montreal)
Marc Parent (Montreal)
Catherine Tardif (Montreal)09, 10, 11, 11, 12 12, June

La jamais sombre

With Marc Parent as the architect of light, Michel F Côté as the designer of sound, and Catherine Tardif as the guardian of movement and the female body, La jamais sombre explores, between grace and fear, the ancient mysteries of chiaroscuro.

In theatres

Public/Private Parts ou L’Origine du monde

Gerard X Reyes (Montreal)10, 11, 12 12, June

Public/Private Parts ou L’Origine du monde

Gerard X Reyes surrounds himself with artists, sex workers and educators who, like him, question the body and its representations. In a work midway between performance and video installation, the senses are aroused and tongues loosened.

In theatres

La fille de Christophe Colomb

Réjean Ducharme (Montreal)
Martin Faucher (Montreal)08, 09, 10 June

La fille de Christophe Colomb

Written in free verse, this novel by Réjean Ducharme is a poetic oddity. Colombe Colomb, daughter of Christophe Colomb, embarks on an epic journey ending in an apocalypse.

Outdoor

La ville, des artistes

HUB Studio (Montreal)28, 29, 30, 31 May and 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 June

La ville, des artistes

Throughout the Festival, large-sized portraits of the artists taking part in the 2021 instalment hover gracefully over the Quartier des spectacles. Enormous and soothing, the artists appear, come to life, and return to the shadows. The artists are among us!

In theatres

Stations

Louise Lecavalier (Montreal)09, 10, 12, 13 June

Stations

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.

In theatres

Le virus et la proie

Pierre Lefebvre (Montreal)
Benoît Vermeulen (Montreal)06, 09, 10 June

Le virus et la proie

The latest piece of writing by Pierre Lefebvre is a plea against injustice. Four voices condemn the virality of power at the expense of emancipated lives.

In theatres

Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence

Mohammad Al Attar (Damas + Berlin)
Omar Abusaada (Damas)
Bissane Al Charif (Damas + Paris)01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12 June

Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence

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.

In theatres

Un temps pour tout

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep (Montreal)04, 05, 06, 07 June

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.