FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 9TH EDITION
Age & Beauty Part 1 : Mid-career artist/suicide note or &:-/Miguel Gutierrez (New York)
Age & Beauty Part 1 : Mid-career artist/suicide note or &:-/
The astounding New York artist Miguel Gutierrez plunges into the end with an exquisite, turbulent celebration. A queer and lascivious duo soars toward ecstasy
ArchiveArkadi Zaides (Tel-Aviv)
In this impetuous, radical solo, Arkadi Zaides is pulled deep into the crux of an ongoing violence. A political act of courage that pierces straight to the marrow.
By HeartTIAGO RODRIGUES | TEATRO NACIONAL (Lisbon)
With his antidote for collective amnesia, Tiago Rodrigues puts the strength our memory to work. His gently subversive theatre provides dramatic proof of the power of art.
Ceci n’est pasDRIES VERHOEVEN (Utrecht)
Ceci n’est pas
The Dutch artist Dries Verhoeven concocts potentially explosive images, deliberately questions our social taboos. 10 days, 10 events, 10 cold showers.
Dancing GrandmothersEUN-ME AHN | EUN-ME AHN COMPANY (Seoul)
Eccentric star of South Korean dance, Eun-me Ahn invites young and old to a get-together, an exciting powwow that thumbs its nose at ageism. Exotic, delightful and extremely touching.
DataManuel Roque (Montréal)
A rising star on the Montreal scene, Manuel Roque tells the story of humanity in a stunning physical performance that is profoundly moving. An exceptional dancer, an astounding work.
De marfim e carne – As estatuas também sofremDE MARFIM E CARNE - AS ESTÁTUAS TAMBÉM SOFREM (LISBON)
De marfim e carne – As estatuas também sofrem
The iconoclastic Marlene Monteiro Freitas breaks down the barriers of our imaginations with a surrealistic update of the myths of Orpheus and Pygmalion. An intriguing, farcical and extravagant circus.
Docteur B.ÈVE-CHEMS DE BROUWER (Belgium)
With Docteur B., a made-to-measure piece for her neurologist husband, Ève-Chems de Brouwer plunges the audience into the mysteries of the brain and emotions.
EternalDANIEL FISH (New York)
Two actors. Two screens. The final scene of a movie played in a continuous loop, this magnificent work delineates the contours of the human heart. A master class in acting.
HENDERSON/CASTLE: VOYAGERAME HENDERSON (Toronto)
JENNIFER CASTLE (Toronto)
TORONTO DANCE THEATRE (Toronto)
Inspired by the interstellar Voyager planetary probes, 9 dancers and a musician take on the impossible mission of creating perpetual, ever shifting movement. An enigmatic and hypnotic work.
HYPERTERRESTRESBENOÎT LACHAMBRE (B.L.EUX) (Montréal)
FABRICE RAMALINGOM (R.A.M.A) (Montpellier)
Shifting between hyperrealism and science fiction, this carnal, provocative duo grabs hold of the spectator’s senses and gives access to a secret part of our humanity. A mind-blowing phantasmagoria.
ISOLDERICHARD MAXWELL (NEW YORK)
Turning the codes of the traditional love comedy inside out, New-Yorker Richard Maxwell is back at the FTA with a smooth avant-garde show that sensitively plunges us in the female psyche.
LA CHAMBRE ANÉCHOÏQUEJEAN-SÉBASTIEN LOURDAIS | FABRICATION DANSE (Montreal)
LA CHAMBRE ANÉCHOÏQUE
To experience La chambre anéchoïque is to disengage from the world and listen to what is happening within the body. A non-performance viewed through the eyes of the belly.
MUR MUR (E)EVELYNE DE LA CHENELIÈRE (Montreal)
MUR MUR (E)
An incursion into the writing and into the wild imaginations of Evelyne de la Chenelière revisited by five creative performers. An act of faith in the power of words.
PASSIMFRANÇOIS TANGUY | THÉÂTRE DU RADEAU (Le Mans)
A past master of virtuoso concoctions, François Tanguy immerses the spectator, with this impressive Passim, in an amazing archeology of the moment. His splendid actors vanquish fragments of eternity. Sublime poetry.
PHOSSTÉPHANE GLADYSZEWSKI (Montréal)
An illusionist who blends the performing arts with visual and digital art, Stéphane Gladyszewski disorients our visual perceptions in a dreamlike variation on the ephemeral. Deliciously hallucinatory, a beguiling bluff.
PLAZANINI BÉLANGER | PROJET MÛ (Montreal)
Welcome to the Plaza! Nini Bélanger invites the audience on a stroll through the human maze and reveals a hidden treasure – the most cosmopolitan shopping centre in Montreal.
POLYGLOTTEOLIVIER CHOINIÈRE + ALEXIA BÜRGER | L'ACTIVITÉ (Montreal)
By means of a language class and a citizenship test, immigrants will be your guide as you make your way in a country where the foreigner is… you.
SOLITUDES DUODANIEL LÉVEILLÉ (Montréal)
The splendours and miseries of human encounters. Daniel Léveillé surprises with a romantic and sensual work, tinged with a dash of humour, where technique merges with emotion.
TARTUFFEMICHAEL THALHEIMER | SCHAUBÜHNE (Berlin)
The famous Schaubühne in Berlin has joined forces with a German director renowned for outrageousness and chaos, the incredible Michael Thalheimer. Molière strung out on amphetamines.
TAUBERBACHALAIN PLATEL | LES BALLETS C DE LA B + MUNCHNER KAMMERSPIELE (Belgium)
A world of urges and desires, of Bach sung by the deaf, all extolling the amazing ability of humans to survive under nearly impossible conditions. Startling..
TOUT ARTAUD ?!CHRISTIAN LAPOINTE | PRODUCTIONS RECTO-VERSO (Montreal)
TOUT ARTAUD ?!
The perfornance is over
Christian Lapointe will read out loud the 28 complete works by Antonin Artaud with the electrifying possibility of breaking the world record. An impressive tour de force.
TU IRAS LA CHERCHERGUILLAUME CORBEIL + SOPHIE CADIEUX | MILLIMÈTRE (Montréal)
TU IRAS LA CHERCHER
An initiatory journey in search of an inaccessible self-image. A strangely hypnotic theatrical tour de force that lures the spectator into a waking dream.
VARIATIONS POUR UNE DÉCHÉANCE ANNONCÉEANGELA KONRAD | LA FABRIK (Montreal)
VARIATIONS POUR UNE DÉCHÉANCE ANNONCÉE
Angela Konrad takes hold of Chekhov and wields his work like a scalpel, pouring salt onto the open wounds of the present. A fierce, sensitive and viscerally contemporary reworking of The Cherry Orchard.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SEEKER?NADIA ROSS | STO UNION (Wakefield/ Ottawa)
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SEEKER?
A three-pronged scrutiny that paints a scathing portrait of a generation trying desperately to revive its ideals after sacrificing them on the altar of free trade.