1995

FESTIVAL DE THÉÂTRE DES AMÉRIQUES — 6th EDITION

Choral

François Tanguy (France)

Choral

Choral is based on Kafka’s writing, “so clear and at the same time so ‘beside the point’ that it designates and describes individual social mechanisms almost by default.” (François Tanguy)

Contes du fleuve rouge

Quynh Giao + Dang Anh Nga (Viêt Nam)

Contes du fleuve rouge

“A poetic show. And as mysterious as a wizard’s tricks.” An apt comment on the unusual and extraordinary nature of this show and the techniques born in the rice fields, of a centuries-old folk art which remain a well-preserved secret.

Dossier zéro

Mou Sen (People's Republic of China)

Dossier zéro

This performance features artists who are participating in an unprecedented cultural and artistic revival in the People’s Republic of China. A Chinese citizen’s destiny is still essentially tied to civil files that government officials dispose of as they please.

Électre, Elektra

Alice Ronfard (Québec)

Électre, Elektra

Alice Ronfard’s Électre, Elektra rediscovers the pleasure of creating without a safety net. The show is a rendez-vous with artistic rigour.

Heavy Nopal

Astrid Hadad (Mexico)

Heavy Nopal

Known as the iconoclastic Madonna, Astrid Hadad and Los Tarzanes, her group of utterly kitsch musicians recreate the torrid atmosphere of Mexican nights.

Historia de la Sangre

Alfredo Castro (Chile)

Historia de la Sangre

Alfredo Castro draws on accounts collected from the marginalized in Chilean society — transvestites, homosexuals, the mentally ill and street and circus performers — to reconstitute and interpret Chilean memory.

I was looking at the ceiling, and then I saw the sky

Peter Sellars (United States)

I was looking at the ceiling, and then I saw the sky

This new musical is about the urgency of love and rehabilitating the only truly revolutionary emotion in a society fragmented to the point of falling apart.

La nuit

Anne-Marie Cadieux (Canada)

La nuit

Anne-Marie Cadieux is author and director of La Nuit.

Les maîtres anciens

Denis Marleau (Québec)

Les maîtres anciens

Denis Marleau, the master sculptor of word and space, tackles Thomas Bernhard, one of the great monuments of contemporary literature. An ingenious and accursed author! In Les Maîtres anciens, a novel sub-titled “comedy”, Thomas Bernhard excels in the art of driving home all his points at once. Reger, the central character in the story, sits in the Borbone gallery of the Old Masters Museum, as he has done every second morning for the last thirty years, gazing at Man with a White Beard by Tintoretto.

Les nuages de terres

Daniel Meilleur + Werewere Liking (Québec + Côte d'Ivoire)

Les nuages de terres

Les Nuages de terre (Earth Clouds) represents the successful dream of an encounter between Québécois and African artists. Through a love story in the vein of Romeo and Juliet or Tristan and Iseult, it dares to speak of hope.

Savage/Love

Paula de Vasconcelos (Québec)

The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi – 1995

Larry Tremblay (Québec)

The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi – 1995

The play has an exceptional actor in Jean-Louis Millette who portrays constraint and abandon, distance and intimacy, casually revealing layer upon layer of the complex reality of a world and a life. Alone on stage, he draws us into a strange and troubling odyssey.