FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 12th EDITION
6 & 9Tao 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 LactumeRéjean 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.
BetroffenheitCrystal Pite + Jonathon Young (Vancouver)
Devastating, powerful, ambitious. Betroffenheit follows the psychic struggle of a man felled by trauma. A high voltage descent into the abyss. Nightmarish and harrowing.
BleuJean-Sébastien Lourdais (Montreal)
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 AnalysisJefta 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 GroundsBenoît Lachambre (Montreal)
Sophie Corriveau (Montreal)
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 WarShakespeare + 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 taupesPhilippe 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 taupesPhilippe 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 utileEvelyne 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 ghettosJ-F Nadeau (Montreal)
Stéfan Boucher (Montreal)
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.
OblivionSarah Vanhee (Brussels)
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 & VibrationsLara 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 pouramaGurshad Shaheman (Brussels + Marseille)
In three solo pieces accompanied by a meal, Gurshad Shaheman presents an intense coming-of-age story, like a journey through treacherous rapids.
RécitalAnne Thériault (Montreal)
An unlikely Récital for theremins played by three women searching for a lost future. Choreography for transmitting bodies imbued with ambient waves.
Sadness QuartetDaniel Léveillé (Montreal)
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 70Paul-André Fortier (Montreal)
Étienne Lepage (Montreal)
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”.
TijuanaGabino Rodríguez (Mexico)
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.
TitansEuripides Laskaridis (Athens)
Eccentric, iconoclastic and existential, this mythological fable freely mixes different genres. Burlesque, cosmic and poetic, Titans is unclassifiable.
Tom Na FazendaMichel 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 NorthMatthew 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 StopMeg 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.
WindigoLara Kramer (Montréal)
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.