FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 13TH EDITION
Bacchantes – Prélude pour une purgeMarlene Monteiro Freitas (Mindelo + Lisbon)
Bacchantes – Prélude pour une purge
An ode to the imagination and the irrational. With thirteen dancers and musicians, Bacchantes delights both eye and ear, never running out of steam. Absolutely delicious.
Constituons !Christian Lapointe (Quebec City)
The intrepid Christian Lapointe mobilizes citizens, legal scholars and experts to endow Quebec with a fictitious, albeit genuine constitution. An astoundingly ambitious theatre project!
CuckooJaha Koo (Seoul + Amsterdam)
A bittersweet portrait of the life of a young Korean with three rice cookers of the popular brand Cuckoo which talk, argue and sing songs. Atypical and disconcerting.
CUTLASS SPRINGDana Michel (Montreal)
Chameleon artist Dana Michel is hunting for a pulse and to widen the door to her sexual self. A piercing and unexpected look at the liberation of a body.
FantasiaAnna Karasińska (Warsaw)
Six actors, no script. Seated behind the auditorium,Anna Karasińska, a young vital force in Polish theatre, gives directions with a microphone. A laboratory of virtuoso improvisation.
Fear and GreedFrédérick Gravel (Montreal)
Fear and Greed
Frédérick Gravel in a solo: his outlandish vision of the world, his irony, his lengthy questions without answers, his singular style of movement, his guitar and his pop attitude.
Genderf*ckerPascale Drevillon (Montreal)
Geoffrey Gaquère (Montreal)
An activist and performance artist, Pascale Drevillon explodes our vision of a binary world. Explore with her the wide spectrum of possible genders.
Granma. Trombones de La HavaneStefan Kaegi (Zurich + Berlin)
Granma. Trombones de La Havane
Grandchildren of Fidel’s Castro comrades employ the words of their grandparents to reconstruct the Cuban revolution… as they play the trombone.
Hidden ParadiseMarc Béland (Montreal)
Alix Dufresne (Montreal)
On February 9, 2015, radio host Marie-France Bazzo talked with the philosopher Alain Deneault about tax evasion. A virulent, spirited and infuriated choreography.
InnervisionMartin Messier (Montreal)
Like an orchestra conductor, Martin Messier directs a « live transmission » performance in the Quartier des spectacles, manoeuvring 60 dancers in a huge doomsday ballet.
Kalakuta RepublikSerge Aimé Coulibaly (Bobo-Dioulasso + Brussels)
Directed by the Burkinabe Serge Aimé Coulibaly, seven astounding dancers recounts the history of the peoples of yesterday and today through the figure of the mythical Fela Kuti.
L’affadissement du merveilleuxCatherine Gaudet (Montreal)
L’affadissement du merveilleux
In her sublime new piece, the choreographer Catherine Gaudet probes the life force. An ode to the beauty of being alive, right up to death. Breathtaking.
May He Rise and Smell the FragranceAli Chahrour (Beirut)
May He Rise and Smell the Fragrance
The Lebanese choreographer Ali Chahrour presents a primitive ceremony of staggeringly incandescent intensity. Between the sacred and the profane, the funeral procession begins.
Other JesusEvan Webber (Toronto)
Frank Cox-O'Connell (Toronto)
In a church, a collective presents its offbeat vision of the life of a spiritual leader. Grunge pageant, church bazaar aesthetics, and here is Other Jesus, circa 2019.
Put Your Heart Under Your Feet… And Walk!Steven Cohen (Johannesburg + Lille)
Put Your Heart Under Your Feet… And Walk!
Put Your Heart… is a mournful poem of unbearable beauty, which follows the march of a survivor through a land of mourning. A singularly extreme ritualized cantata.
Quasi nienteDaria Deflorian (Rome)
Antonio Tagliarini (Rome)
Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini pursue their explorations of invisible lives. The Antonioni film Red Desert is the inspiration for a delicate depiction of a woman adrift.
Rather a DitchClara Furey (Montreal)
Rather a Ditch
Echoing the hypnotic Steve Reich album Different Trains, Clara Furey directs Céline Bonnier in a sensual, visceral solo full of the silence of what has been lost.
SavušunSorour Darabi (Teheran + Paris)
Sorour Darabi draws on his Iranian roots to knit together an intimate tale of suffering and fear endured by marginalized bodies. Savušun perturbs and bewitches.
SOIFS MatériauxMarie-Claire Blais (Key West)
Stéphanie Jasmin (Montreal)
Denis Marleau (Montreal)
In this compelling theatrical voyage featuring more than 25 performers, Denis Marleau and Stéphanie Jasmin reinvent for the stage the lavish, wondrous world of Marie-Claire Blais.
Speed GlueSimon Grenier-Poirier (Montreal)
Dorian Nuskind-Oder (Montreal)
National ping pong champions play the game not to beat the opponent, but to play. For the beauty of the game. An intriguing ballet where everyone wins.
This Time Will Be DifferentLara Kramer (Montreal)
Émilie Monnet (Montreal)
This Time Will Be Different
Denouncing the status quo so harmful to the Indigenous peoples of Canada, this installation-performance creates a decolonized space where generations come together to retake possession of their past and present.
Tous des oiseauxWajdi Mouawad (Paris)
Tous des oiseaux
Wajdi Mouawad has returned to the fiery force of his sweeping theatrical epics with a powerful tragedy that is unleashed in the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
UNFOLD | 7 perspectivesDanièle Desnoyers (Montreal)
UNFOLD | 7 perspectives
Danièle Desnoyers tests the resistance of the body and the limits of balance. Magnetic and powerful, UNFOLD / 7 perspectives captivates with its finesse and its furious energy.