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Theatre

Elenit [Cancelled]

Euripides Laskaridis (Athens)20, 21, 22, 23 May

Elenit [Cancelled]

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.

Theatre

Why? [Cancelled]

Peter Brook (Paris)
Marie-Hélène Estienne (Paris)21, 22, 23 May

Why? [Cancelled]

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?

Dance

Stations

Louise Lecavalier (Montreal)21, 22, 25, 26, 27 May

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.

Dance

Contingency [Cancelled]

Hiroaki Umeda (Tokyo)21, 22, 23, 24 May

Contingency [Cancelled]

Dance, light and sound embrace and reverberate in a living, three-dimensional portrait. A solo of heightened intensity where dance merges with its environment.

Dance

Anima / Darkroom

7Starr (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.

Theatre

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.

Theatre

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.

Dance

Cria [Cancelled]

Alice Ripoll (Rio de Janeiro)23, 24 May

Cria [Cancelled]

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.

Theatre

Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ

Collectif 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.

Dance Music

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.

Dance Music

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.

Performance

Holoscenes [Cancelled]

Lars Jan (Los Angeles)26, 27, 28, 29, 30 May

Holoscenes [Cancelled]

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.

Dance

J’ai pleuré avec les chiens

Daina 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.

Music Performance

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.

Dance

SIERRANEVADA

Manuel Roque (Montreal)27, 28, 29, 30, 31 May

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.

Theatre

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.

Theatre

Declarations

Jordan Tannahill (Toronto)29, 30, 31 May

Declarations

Hundreds of short phrases reverberate through all aspects of existence. And five actors, night after night, improvise and embody them.

Dance

Post coïtum

Mélanie Demers (Montreal)28, 29, 30 May

Post coïtum

A decadent, ecstatic and disturbing bacchanal, this over-the-top carnival quivers with euphoric agony. Wedding and funeral marches for humanity on the decline.

Dance Music

Un temps pour tout

Sovann 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.

Theatre

Violence

Marie Brassard (Montreal)30, 31 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 surrealist tale of astounding visual power.

Dance Music

#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.

Theatre

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.