FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 10E ÉDITION
2Fik court la chasse-galerie2 Fik (Montreal)
2Fik court la chasse-galerie
For three days in a row 2Fik will transform the Place des Festivals into a huge outdoor photo studio as he reconstructs the legendary Chasse-galerie using his cast of colourful characters. Kitsch, queer, trad.
BattlegroundLouise Lecavalier (Montreal)
The stage is a ring, a playground where a thousand ephemeral battles take place. A turbulent force, a modern-day Amazon, Louise Lecavalier plunges into the fray with Robert Abubo.
Ce ne andiamo per non darvi altre preoccupazioniDaria Deflorian + Antonio Tagliarini (Rome)
Ce ne andiamo per non darvi altre preoccupazioni
(We Decided to Go because We Don’t Want to Be a Burden to You)
Directly addressing the audience, four actors conduct a compassionate inquiry into the debt debacle in Greece. A theatrical gem that gives rise to a flash of resistance.
Con graziaMartin Messier (Montreal)
Anne Thériault (Montreal)
Martin Messier and Anne Thériault are human detonators shattering the tension of an opus dedicated to the demolition of objects. An unsettling ode to the agony of the material world.
Corps secret / Corps publicIsabelle Van Grimde (Montreal)
Thom Gossage (Montreal)
Anick La Bissonnière (Montreal)
Corps secret / Corps public
Architectural, sound and choreographic installations are combined to challenge our use of images and time. A destabilizing space at the heart of the mundane.
Fin de sérieManon Oligny (Montreal)
Fin de série
Mass-produced girls struggle against their standardization and planned obsolescence. They resist – bodies rear up and cookie-cutter girls turn into wild women. A collaboration with Quebec writer Martine Delvaux (Les filles en série. Des Barbies aux Pussy Riot, 2013).
GalaJérôme Bel (Paris)
An ode to spontaneity and difference, Gala celebrates dance that is uninhibited, imperfect and exhilarating. A tour de force, profoundly radical and ferociously entertaining.
Go Down, MosesRomeo Castellucci (Cesena)
Go Down, Moses
The masterful Romeo Castellucci questions God through art. He reinvents the world, presenting a rush of incredible images that catapult the audience from contemporary hyperrealism to an age-old dream world. Profoundly powerful.
HydraClaudia Chan Tak (Montreal)
Multidisciplinary artist Claudia Chan Tak discovers the mysteries of Pluton and its intergenerational choreographic encounters in an exhibit resembling an expedition.
J’aime HydroChristine Beaulieu (Montreal)
J’aime Hydro sets in motion a thorny and passionate discussion: Whatever happened to relations between Hydro-Québec and Quebecers? Are we still masters of our own destiny? Christine Beaulieu investigates.
Jamais assezFabrice Lambert (Paris)
Fabrice Lambert combines choreographic refinement and explosive energy, keeping fear at bay in a majestic fire dance. Spectacular images. A dazzling work.
Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)Trajal Harrell (New York)
Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)
Twenty Looks of Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (M2M)
After making a big impression with (M)imosa and Antigone Sr., Trajal Harrell concludes in splendid fashion his cycle of an imagined encounter between the formalism of postmodern dance and the flamboyance of voguers.
L’autre hiverNormand Chaurette (Montreal)
Denis Marleau (Montreal)
Stéphanie Jasmin (Montreal)
Dominique Pauwels (Ghent)
Verlaine, Rimbaud, a ghostly ship trapped in the ice: an amazing opera where the flesh is conjoined with technological phastasmagorias. A theatrical poem where the incredible becomes possible.
Let’s Not Beat Each Other to DeathStewart Legere (Halifax)
Christian Barry (Halifax)
Let’s Not Beat Each Other to Death
An invitation to compassion, a poignant commemoration, a poetic salvo. Stewart Legere charms, upsets and, without oversimplifying, plainly exposes the rage dwelling within each one of us.
Logique du pireÉtienne Lepage (Montreal)
Frédérick Gravel (Montreal)
Logique du pire
Nonchalant, smart but somewhat desperate 30-somethings are portrayed in raw, candid moments and comic situations. Disconcerting reflections are exposed in straightforward fashion with language dipped in acid.
Mercurial GeorgeDana Michel (Montreal)
A quirky plunge into the unconventional universe of an inimitable performer. Bizarre, but also comical. Dana Michel is a free electron, spinning under boundless skies.
multiform(s)Amanda Acorn (Toronto)
Five pulsating, swaying, undulating bodies in a tribute to the painter Mark Rothko. A magnetic performance, a hypnotic dance. Visceral and captivating.
Nos sermentsJulie Duclos (Paris)
Cruel and playful variations on free love. Cinematic theatre that sheds light on the utopias of desire and untidy, reckless love.
Pluton – acte 2Mélanie Demers (Montreal)
Catherine Gaudet (Montreal)
Frédérick Gravel (Montreal)
Katie Ward (Montreal)
Pluton – acte 2
La 2e Porte à Gauche upends prejudice toward the elderly by pairing seasoned 30 or 40-something performers with living legends of Quebec dance. An extraordinary challenge.
RealityDaria Deflorian + Antonio Tagliarini (Rome)
748 notebooks: the raw material for an unbelievable investigation of ordinary life. A quest for truth and the portrait of a woman, a deeply moving evocation.
SiriMaxime Carbonneau (Montreal)
Please welcome Siri, the personal vocal assistant incorporated into every iPhone! A pocket-size actress of formidable intelligence, does Siri need only theatre to become incarnate?
So You Can FeelPieter Ampe (Ghent)
So You Can Feel
A man’s body offered to an audience. Sensual, shameless, tinged with fantasy, this solo by Pieter Ampe goes straight to the heart. An ode to desire, to emancipation.
The Black PieceAnn Van den Broek (Antwerp + Rotterdam)
The Black Piece
Darting from absolute darkness to harsh bright light, Ann Van den Broek orchestrates a choreographed journey that evokes the magic of film noir. An extreme sensory adventure. Brilliant.
The Ventriloquists ConventionGisèle Vienne + Dennis Cooper + Puppentheater Halle (Halle + Strasbourg)
The Ventriloquists Convention
Who is taking part in a gathering of ventriloquists, the puppeteer or the puppet? At times comical, often icy, this dissonant piece probes the souls of the living and the missing. A shock.
Une île flottante / Das Weisse vom EiChristoph Marthaler (Basel + Lausanne)
Une île flottante / Das Weisse vom Ei
Completely off-the-wall vaudeville where kitsch consorts with the sublime. A rare occasion to see a major work by an outstanding artist whose colossal œuvre discomfits to bring theatre closer to life.