2018

FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 12th EDITION

6 & 9

Tao Ye (Beijing)

6 & 9

Meditative and minimalist, 6 and 9 pay tribute to the potential and perseverance of the human body. Masterpieces of abstract beauty. Entrancing, hypnotic rituals.

And So You See… Our Honorable Blue Sky and Ever Enduring Sun… Can Only Be Consumed Slice by Slice…

Robyn Orlin (Johannesburg)

And So You See… Our Honorable Blue Sky and Ever Enduring Sun… Can Only Be Consumed Slice by Slice…

Exuberant, baroque an entertaining, And So You See… is both scathing and enthralling. A jubilant purge, a reinvention of Africa’s relationship with the West.

Autour du Lactume

Réjean Ducharme + Martin Faucher (Montreal)

Autour du Lactume

Martin Faucher and Markita Boies, with childlike seriousness – mocking but unfailingly sincere – offer a declaration of affectionate, radiant love for Réjean Ducharme.

Betroffenheit

Crystal Pite + Jonathon Young (Vancouver)

Betroffenheit

Devastating, powerful, ambitious. Betroffenheit follows the psychic struggle of a man felled by trauma. A high voltage descent into the abyss. Nightmarish and harrowing.

Bleu

Jean-Sébastien Lourdais (Montreal)

Bleu

Plunge into the blue of a woman’s eyes. Feel the flight of breath. Bleu is an immersion into the states of the body in the form of a quest, a search for pure presence.

Dark Field Analysis

Jefta van Dinther (Stockholm + Berlin)

Dark Field Analysis

Two men meet; they dance, they sing. Men or machines? The choreographer Jefta van Dinther creates a world of shadowy beauty.

Fluid Grounds

Benoît Lachambre (Montreal)
Sophie Corriveau (Montreal)

Fluid Grounds

A wooden floor, tons of adhesive tape. A playful, poetic act of profound resonance, Fluid Grounds is a landscape where anything is possible.

Kings of War

Shakespeare + Ivo van Hove (Amsterdam)

Kings of War

Eight years after the sensational Roman Tragedies, Ivo van Hove returns with his incredible theatrical machine to present another Shakespearian trilogy.

La nuit des taupes

Philippe Quesne (Nanterre)

La nuit des taupes

A cardboard burrow, seven giant moles, a disconcerting microcosm. An improbable journey to the centre of the earth… the leaves the spectator in open-eyed wonder.

La parade des taupes

Philippe Quesne (Nanterre)

La parade des taupes

Where do moles go when they leave their burrows? How does Montreal strike their fancy? Join their parade!

La vie utile

Evelyne de la Chenelière (Montréal)
Marie Brassard (Montréal)

La vie utile

Past, present, future. A fascinating journey into the heart of memory awakened, a final conversation between the living and the dead. An exploration of how we come to grips with time.

Nos ghettos

J-F Nadeau (Montreal)
Stéfan Boucher (Montreal)

Nos ghettos

An astounding urban walkabout at the corner of Bélanger Street and 2nd Avenue. A blistering attack on the empty talk and pious hopes of living together in harmony.

Oblivion

Sarah Vanhee (Brussels)

Oblivion

A crazy, outrageous idea. An ocean of garbage both beautiful and monstrous, Oblivion is a year of waste turned into value. A slow celebration of things unhidden.

Phantom Stills & Vibrations

Lara Kramer (Montreal)

Phantom Stills & Vibrations

An immersive experience that pays tribute to the victims of the former Pelican Falls residential school in Sioux Lookout in Ontario. How can there be a rebuilding when violence is perpetuated?

Pourama pourama

Gurshad Shaheman (Brussels + Marseille)

Pourama pourama

In three solo pieces accompanied by a meal, Gurshad Shaheman presents an intense coming-of-age story, like a journey through treacherous rapids.

Récital

Anne Thériault (Montreal)

Récital

An unlikely Récital for theremins played by three women searching for a lost future. Choreography for transmitting bodies imbued with ambient waves.

 

Sadness Quartet

Daniel Léveillé (Montreal)

Sadness Quartet

Proud, fragile and luminous dancers. A choreographer in full mastery of his technique and his art presents a work where sadness loses its solemnity.

Solo 70

Paul-André Fortier (Montreal)
Étienne Lepage (Montreal)

Solo 70

To dance, to dance again and as before, obstinately. The choreographer Paul-André Fortier, 70 years old, is affected and shaped by a procession of pernicious muses in this unsettling “fake solo”.

Tijuana

Gabino Rodríguez (Mexico)

Tijuana

A fake moustache, a change of identity. For six months Gabino Rodríguez becomes Santiago Ramirez, a man working in a factory for five dollars a day, seeking a certain truth.

Titans

Euripides Laskaridis (Athens)

Titans

Eccentric, iconoclastic and existential, this mythological fable freely mixes different genres. Burlesque, cosmic and poetic, Titans is unclassifiable.

Tom Na Fazenda

Michel Marc Bouchard (Rio de Janeiro)
Rodrigo Portella (Portella)

Tom Na Fazenda

Theatre of mud and blood that tarnishes and magnifies bodies. A moving illustration of the tragic grandeur of Michel Marc Bouchard’s masterpiece.

Union of the North

Matthew Barney (Reykjavík + New York)
Valdimar Jóhannsson (Reykjavík + New York)
Erna Ómarsdóttir (Reykjavík + New York)

Union of the North

Barbarous nuptials in an Icelandic shopping centre. Written by the world-renowned contemporary artist Matthew Barney, this is performative video of disturbing brutality.

Until Our Hearts Stop

Meg Stuart (Brussels + Berlin)

Until Our Hearts Stop

A belief in magic, or the loss of all illusion? An underground ceremony in a search for intimacy and new forms of contact.

Windigo

Lara Kramer (Montréal)

Windigo

A northern epic, Windigo resonates like a scream, a vibrant echo of the consequences of the violence perpetrated against Indigenous peoples. A post-apocalyptic ballad that exorcises demons.