2017

FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 11th EDITION

100 % Montréal

Helgard Haug + Stefan Kaegi + Daniel Wetzel (Berlin)

100 % Montréal

100 citizens dive in feet first in an astonishing collective X-ray, incarnating onstage 100% of the Montreal demography. A vibrant, exhilarating exercise in self-portrayal!

7 Pleasures

Mette Ingvartsen (Copenhagen + Brussels)

7 Pleasures

Sensual, playful and instinctual, 7 Pleasures is an appeal to contagious, liberating hedonism. A feast of the senses where the naked body asserts its rightful place.

Antoine et Cléopâtre

Tiago Rodrigues (Lisbon)

Antoine et Cléopâtre

An ancient tale of fervour and fire, of ever passionate love. A theatrical act of frenzied feeling that illuminates the ultimate myth.

bang bang

Manuel Roque (Montreal)

bang bang

A celebration of the beating pulse of life, bang bang tests the body’s resistance to being airborne – at the risk of falling.

Blank Placard Dance, replay

Anna Halprin / Anne Collod (Paris)

Blank Placard Dance, replay

What do you want to protest? A white-clad battalion of performers march down city streets carrying blank placards. Ideas circulate, protest takes root.

Caída del cielo

Rocío Molina (Seville)

Caída del cielo

In her extraordinary virtuoso flamenco imbued with rock concert and performance art aesthetics, Rocío Molina is merciless. Powerful, transgressive, untamed dance.

Conférence de choses

François Gremaud + Pierre Mifsud (Lausanne)

Conférence de choses

A man, a room, cheerful verbosity. In this malleable, multifaceted lecture, Pierre Mifsud orchestrates a Wikipedia-style ramble through the fields of knowledge. A dizzying collage of ideas.

Dance Machine

Lee Su-Feh (Vancouver)

Dance Machine

An unusual invitation: quit the urban jungle for an immersive experience in an invented forest. Dancers and visitors alike connected to each other for a brief, enchanted moment.

Entrez, nous sommes ouverts

Bureau de l'APA (Quebec)

Entrez, nous sommes ouverts

All those buttons, computer keys and switches we select and the mysterious connections that ensue — could all those tiny triggers be the basis for a show? A hilarious investigation.

Exhibition – L’exhibition

Benoit Gob + Francis La Haye + Emmanuel Schwartz (Brussels + Montreal)

Exhibition – L’exhibition

Emmanuel invented the Machine à extraire la pensée pure and decided to test it out on his two friends Benoît and Francis. Of course the machine didn’t work, or rather didn’t work as planned.

inaudible

Thomas Hauert (Brussels)

inaudible

Six dancers plunge into an impish game where they follow the dictates of a quirky musical score, giving shape to its tiniest details and thus rendering the inaudible visible.

Jusqu’où te mènera Montréal ?

Jamais Lu (Montreal)

Jusqu’où te mènera Montréal ?

A theatrical, literary, touristically incorrect cabaret as well as a dreamy, fiery and exhilarating celebration! The invigorating, trenchant portrait of a city that might very well seem strange to us.

La fureur de ce que je pense

Nelly Arcan + Marie Brassard (Montréal)

La fureur de ce que je pense

A dazzling scrutiny of the writings of Nelly Arcan. With six exceptional actresses and a bewitching dancer, Marie Brassard probes the unfathomable power of woman.

La posibilidad que desaparece frente al paisaje – Possibilities that Disappear Before a Landscape

El Conde de Torrefiel (Barcelone)

La posibilidad que desaparece frente al paisaje – Possibilities that Disappear Before a Landscape

The Barcelona company El Conde de Torrefiel sculpts surprising, seemingly dormant landscapes throbbing with underlying, unacknowledged chaos. A theatrical excursion like an exhibit of contemporary art.

Le super méga continental

Sylvain Émard (Montreal)

Le super méga continental

375 Montrealers perform a gigantic Continental in unison on a colossal dance floor, the biggest line dance ever. Sheer bliss!

Lifeguard

Benoît Lachambre (Montreal)

Lifeguard

A magnetic, sacred and vibrant exchange, Lifeguard is a call to communion. Hymn to the body, awakening of the senses, it is a new space for sharing between performer and public.

MONUMENT 0: Haunted by the War (1913-2013)

Eszter Salamon (Berlin + Paris)

MONUMENT 0: Haunted by the War (1913-2013)

Eszter Salamon shakes up the collective memory of the past century, digging up forgotten war dances from four continents. An incandescent act of resistance that is physical in the extreme. Courageously anti-imperialist.

Pôle sud : documentaires scéniques

Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette + Émile Proulx-Cloutier (Montreal)

Pôle sud : documentaires scéniques

Their names are Serge, Jacqueline, Johanne. In reinvented documentary theatre, they reveal their extraordinary experiences and improbable destinies in the Centre Sud neighbourhood.

Pour

Daina Ashbee (Montreal)

Pour

A rising star of contemporary dance, Daina Ashbee boldly tackles complex questions about femininity, blood, the loss of control. An object of painful beauty.

Runaway girl

Jocelyne Montpetit (Montreal)

Runaway girl

An empty house opens its doors. An invitation to step into a place steeped in memories, home to a young girl who grew up there. The return of an exceptional Montreal dancer and choreographer.

Some Hope for the Bastards

Frédérick Gravel (Montreal)

Some Hope for the Bastards

With nine supercharged dancers and two musicians, Frédérick Gravel is back once again to kindle our desire for disturbing excitement with a choreographic concert of downright corrosive energy.

SPOON

Nicolas Cantin (Montreal)

SPOON

Gaïa and Fiona, ages 8 and 11. They are onstage but couldn’t care less about the codes of theatre or dance, for they have no idea what they are. They prefer life, simple and raw.

The Principle of Pleasure

Gerard Reyes (Montreal)

The Principle of Pleasure

A ferociously sexy creature wearing a transparent black bodysuit and 6-inch heels swivels his hips to the pop music of Janet Jackson. Stripping, bondage, voguing. All together.

Time’s Journey Through a Room

Toshiki Okada (Tokyo)

Time’s Journey Through a Room

An exceptional figure in new Japanese theatre first introduced to FTA audiences in 2011, Toshiki Okada exposes the human side of the effects of the Fukushima catastrophe.

TO DA BONE

(LA) HORDE (Paris)

TO DA BONE

(LA)HORDE gathers together young jumpers from 9 countries to overcome the exhaustion of lost utopian momentum and vigour. A rallying cry on the margins of now listless revolts.

TORDRE

Rachid Ouramdane (Grenoble)

TORDRE

Wondrous and poetic, TORDRE fascinates as it stirs the soul. A plunge into the depths of intimacy, an ode to difference and human fragility. A haunted, hypnotic dance.

Wycinka Holzfällen – Woodcutters

Krystian Lupa (Wrocław)

Wycinka Holzfällen – Woodcutters

A first visit to Canada, a masterpiece. Does making art demean artists irreparably? Lupa poses the question in dazzling fashion.