FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 7th EDITION
Ainsi parlait…FRÉDÉRICK GRAVEL (MONTREAL)
ÉTIENNE LEPAGE (MONTREAL)
The brilliant writer Étienne Lepage and the wild choreographer Frédérick Gravel have created an unclassifiable pop piece that is cheeky and devilishly sexy. A good slap to the face of conformism.
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLETHOMAS OSTERMEIER | SCHAUBÜHNE AM LEHNINER PLATZ (BERLIN)
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
A major artist of our time, Thomas Ostermeier grabs a classic play like an insurgent seizing hold of a weapon. A flamboyant spectacle driven by the urgent need to speak out.
Beauty Remained for Just a Moment…ROBYN ORLIN | MOVING INTO DANCE MOPHATONG (JOHANNESBURG)
Beauty Remained for Just a Moment…
Renowned for her hilarious critiques of South African society, the choreographer Robyn Orlin turns recycling into an art in a sparkling piece full of good humour. Exhilarating.
Bells 13ROBIN POITRAS (REGINA)
A flock of urban personas traversing the Quartier des spectacles, bells ringing at their every step. A meditative procession, an enchanting passage through the urban space.
Birds with SkymirrorsLEMI PONIFASIO (AUCKLAND)
Birds with Skymirrors
The New Zealand choreographer Lemi Ponifasio once again provokes a new cataclysm in our imaginations with this ceremony, imbued with obscure beauty, of reconciliation with the Earth. Exceptional.
Conte d’amourMARKUS ÖHRN (MALMÖ + HELSINKI + BERLIN)
Extreme love transformed into exclusive and absolute possession, sublimated horror. Incandescent images distill the malaise and the fascination, portraying the unmentionable. A gut-wrenching piece.
Dachshund UNBENNETT MILLER (PERTH)
Welcome to the Dachshund UN assembly where the roles of the representatives of the 47 member states on the UN Human Rights Council are played by… dachshunds!
GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICHBRUCE GLADWIN (MELBOURNE)
GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH
Hitler stole the swastika from India. The Hindu deity Ganesh travels to Nazi Germany to retrieve it, but his worst enemy turns out to be… the play’s director.
IN MUSEUMMARIE CHOUINARD (MONTRÉAL)
The great Marie Chouinard embodies the dreams that visitors of the Museum of Fine Arts confide in her. This intense and memorable encounter is truly a gift.
KHAOSGINETTE LAURIN (MONTRÉAL)
The internationally renowned Ginette Laurin is inspired by worldwide social chaos in this highly physical dance piece that combines movement, sound, lighting and digital technology. An explosive cocktail.
L’HOMME ATLANTIQUE (et La maladie de la mort)CHRISTIAN LAPOINTE (QUÉBEC)
L’HOMME ATLANTIQUE (et La maladie de la mort)
How does one drag Duras out of her writing? Christian Lapointe puts her – and us – in the spotlight on a film set in order to hear once again what she was like in the beginning.
LA GRANDE ET FABULEUSE HISTOIRE DU COMMERCEJOËL POMMERAT (PARIS)
LA GRANDE ET FABULEUSE HISTOIRE DU COMMERCE
In a hotel room, five exhausted travelling salesmen are mired in the misguided values and hollow words of market ideology. A caustic and desperate saga.
LA JEUNE-FILLE ET LA MORTLAURENCE BRUNELLE-CÔTÉ + SIMON DROUIN (QUÉBEC)
LA JEUNE-FILLE ET LA MORT
Enter into this cabinet of curiosities, this classroom, this splendid book of images, this concert of eclectic music, this conference, this installation… Welcome to an extraordinary and captivating world.
LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPSXAVIER LE ROY (MONTPELLIER)
LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
The French performer Xavier Le Roy is a bogus orchestra maestro conducting the mythical music of Sacre du printemps. Fearless, effective and laced with humour.
LEVÉE DES CONFLITSBORIS CHARMATZ (RENNES)
LEVÉE DES CONFLITS
A leading figure of the French new wave, Boris Charmatz leads the spectator into the irrepressible spiral of a dance canon performed by 24 dancers. Trance-like effect guaranteed.
NELLA TEMPESTAENRICO CASAGRANDE + DANIELA NICOLÒ (RIMINI)
After the electrifying Alexis. Una tragedia greca and Too Late! (antigone) presented in 2012, Motus is back in Montreal with theatre designed to trigger new political actions.
OUTRAGE AU PUBLICPETER HANDKE + CHRISTIAN LAPOINTE (QUÉBEC)
OUTRAGE AU PUBLIC
Christian Lapointe reinvents the art of – literally! – putting the audience face-to-face with itself, thus turning the theatre inside out like a glove.
So BlueLOUISE LECAVALIER (MONTRÉAL)
Louise Lecavalier jumps without a net into this choreography, pushing the body to a point of no return. A plunge, in fact a masterstroke.
TRIESTEMARIE BRASSARD (MONTRÉAL)
A whirling odyssey, from the legendary Land of the Dead to the depths of the abyss, Trieste is imbued with mythologies old and new. An enigmatic and undulating stage poem. Captivating.
What we are sayingAME HENDERSON (TORONTO)
What we are saying
Inspired by the Occupy movements, the Torontonian Ame Henderson and her collaborators clear the way for a new territory in dance, reinventing ways for people to be together. An avant-garde, subversive piece.
WINNERS AND LOSERSJAMES LONG + MARCUS YOUSSEF (VANCOUVER)
WINNERS AND LOSERS
What makes us winners? How far is too far when confronting another person’s values? In this vicious, provocative game, no blow is too low. Anything goes.
Yellow TowelDANA MICHEL (MONTRÉAL)
The performance artist Dana Michel plays with stereotypes of black culture in order to sink her teeth into embodying a strange creature in a disconcerting ritual. A figure of the Montreal underground scene well worth discovering.