2011

FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 5th EDITION

Behind: Une danse dont vous êtes le héros

MARIE BÉLAND (MONTRÉAL)

Behind: Une danse dont vous êtes le héros

An invitation to solve a choreographic riddle by interpreting sparingly dispensed visual and sound cues. A whimsical sensory experience that embraces the playful and the unexpected.

BODIES IN URBAN SPACES

WILLI DORNER (VIENNE)

BODIES IN URBAN SPACES

A swarm of multicoloured performers transforms the urban landscape of Montreal with human sculptures, installations of entangled bodies. A thrilling city tour that leaves spectators enthralled.

Bonanza

COLLECTIF BERLIN (ANVERS)

Bonanza

A journey to the frontiers of theatre, documentary and installation art. A microcosm of life in society, a scathing and ferociously human portrait.

Derrière le rideau, il fait peut-être nuit

ANNE THÉRIAULT (MONTRÉAL)
MARTIN MESSIER (MONTRÉAL)

Derrière le rideau, il fait peut-être nuit

Sound and dance that hit with a sharp punch in this tale of a woman who is a prisoner of the night. A little gem of precision and inventiveness.

EL DESARROLLO DE LA CIVILIZACIÓN VENIDERA

DANIEL VERONESE (BUENOS AIRES)

EL DESARROLLO DE LA CIVILIZACIÓN VENIDERA

House-cleaning
This is an updated Doll’s house devoid of anything that does not echo contemporary life. All that’s left in a society in decline is the private drama of Nora, whose financial problems and disappointments in love cannot be resolved.

EL FINAL DE ESTE ESTADO DE COSAS, REDUX

ISRAEL GALVÁN (SÉVILLE)

EL FINAL DE ESTE ESTADO DE COSAS, REDUX

Accompanied by 12 musicians playing flamenco, rock and jazz, the eccentric Israel Galván pushes the limits of contemporary flamenco in a fiery dance of exorcism. Amazing.

El rumor del incendio

LUISA PARDO + GABINO RODRÍGUEZ (MEXICO)

El rumor del incendio

Mexican guerilleros’ burning desire for revolution is scrutinized by their children in a search for meaning. A subversive, necessary plea to remember and never forget.

GARDENIA

ALAIN PLATEL (GAND, BELGIQUE)
FRANK VAN LAECKE (GAND, BELGIQUE)

GARDENIA

The Gardenia cabaret is shutting for good. Aging amateur drag artists are transformed before our eyes one last time, and under the glitter is the gold of souls revealed.

HIT AND FALL

CAROLINE LAURIN-BEAUCAGE (MONTRÉAL)
MARTIN MESSIER (MONTRÉAL)

HIT AND FALL

A musician, a dancer, a drum kit and thus a merciless combat between sound and flesh, the percussion creating an adrenaline rush.

HOT PEPPER, AIR CONDITIONER, AND THE FAREWELL SPEECH

TOSHIKI OKADA (TOKYO)

HOT PEPPER, AIR CONDITIONER, AND THE FAREWELL SPEECH

A trilogy of short scenes about the distress and disarray of a sacrificed generation. The portrait is caustic and the humour offbeat in this tale of youth lost in an air-conditioned nightmare.te.

L’ENCLOS DE L’ÉLÉPHANT

SYLVAIN BÉLANGER (MONTRÉAL)

L’ENCLOS DE L’ÉLÉPHANT

Are you the only one who sees one man bullied by another? And who’s looking through that tiny camera trained on your face?

LA PORTE DU NON-RETOUR

PHILIPPE DUCROS (MONTRÉAL)

LA PORTE DU NON-RETOUR

Headphones, an audio guide and an exhibit of some fifty photos make for an initiatory journey into the heart of the African migrations.

LANX + OBVIE

CINDY VAN ACKER (GENÈVE)

LANX + OBVIE

Four minimalist solo pieces that reflect an inspired look at time, space and the body; four graphic, organic and magnificent worlds; a quadruple masterstroke.

LAST MEADOW

MIGUEL GUTTIEREZ (NEW YORK)

LAST MEADOW

The myth of James Dean is viewed through the distorting lens of an agitator on the New York scene. The American dream debunked in a hybrid, unusual and exciting piece.

LE CONTINENTAL XL

SYLVAIN ÉMARD (MONTRÉAL)

LE CONTINENTAL XL

A wave of spirit and passion will flood Place des Festivals in a dynamic line dancing show featuring 200 amateur dancers. A tsunami of good cheer!

MILLE ANONYMES

DANIEL DANIS (QUÉBEC)

MILLE ANONYMES

The “1000 Unknown” are implacable combatants of the everyday. Their words take flight on the poetic gusts of Daniel Danis’ writing. A bold allegory of resistance.

MOI QUI ME PARLE À MOI-MÊME DANS LE FUTUR

MARIE BRASSARD (MONTRÉAL)

MOI QUI ME PARLE À MOI-MÊME DANS LE FUTUR

The iconoclastic performer Marie Brassard portrays moments from her childhood as she plunges into the twists and turns of time. A poetic autofiction that is incantatory and hallucinogenic.

NEUTRAL HERO

RICHARD MAXWELL (NEW YORK)

NEUTRAL HERO

Fascinating musical theatre proclaiming that destiny still exists and that man, like the ancient gods, belongs to eternity.

NIXE + OBTUS

CYNDY VAN ACKER (GENÈVE)

NIXE + OBTUS

Four minimalist solo pieces that reflect an inspired look at time, space and the body; four graphic, organic and magnificent worlds; a quadruple masterstroke.

O DEER !

CHANTI WADGE (MONTRÉAL)

O DEER !

Suffused with poetic sounds and images, this initiatory journey of a boy and a girl deep in the woods moves from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

OCTOBRE 70

MARTIN GENEST (QUÉBEC)

OCTOBRE 70

What happened in the house where four FLQ militants held Pierre Laporte hostage? A Martin Genest adaptation of Falardeau’s Octobre. Engaging theatre of observation.

PHOTOG.

JAY DODGE + SHERRY YOON (VANCOUVER)

PHOTOG.

Based on interviews with war photographers, this visually dazzling presentation gives voice to those who live in devastated, grief-stricken war zones.

POROROCA

LIA RODRIGUES (RIO DE JANEIRO)

POROROCA

An unceasing swell of eleven dancers splashes the stage with raw beauty fed by rage, hope and animality. A wonderful metaphor for the clash of differences.

ROAD TRIP

SUSIE BURPEE (TORONTO)
LINNEA SWAN (TORONTO)

ROAD TRIP

Contemporary dance and clowning join together in a tragicomic duet on the complexity of relations between women. Deliciously extravagant.

S’ENVOLER

ESTELLE CLARETON (MONTRÉAL)

S’ENVOLER

Shifting from vacillating waltz to furious takeoff, a clutch of fledglings ventures forth to conquer the world. A spectacular swan dive into the exhilaration of dance.

SOLENOID

PETER WILLIAM HOLDEN (LEIPZIG)

SOLENOID

Transported into the world of the musical via robotics, spectators are encouraged to create choreography for eight tap dancing shoes. Intriguing and stimulating.

STILL STANDING YOU

GUILHERME GARRIDO (GHENT (BELGIUM))
PIETER AMPE (GHENT (BELGIUM))

STILL STANDING YOU

Two men shove each other against the ropes of an imaginary boxing ring. Are they friends, lovers, brothers, rivals? An entertaining, uninhibited battle. 100% testosterone!

TEMPEST: WITHOUT A BODY

LEMI PONIFASIO (AUCKLAND)

TEMPEST: WITHOUT A BODY

An arresting work of sombre beauty that denounces the loss of liberty and the escalation of state powers in the contemporary world. An odyssey through the singular imagery of a choreographer from Polynesia.

THE YOU SHOW

CRYSTAL PITE (VANCOUVER / FRANCFORT)

THE YOU SHOW

Humour, sensitivity and theatricality combine in kaleidoscopic choreography where the image of love is shattered by its own reflection. Outstanding

TRUST

ANOUK VAN DIJK (BERLIN + AMSTERDAM)
FALK RICHTER (BERLIN + AMSTERDAM)

TRUST

In perfect symbiosis, theatre and dance dissect the disenchantment of the West, which no longer believes in love or even money. Superb and startling.

WHAT’S NEXT ?

BRIGITTE POUPART (MONTRÉAL)
DAVE ST-PIERRE (MONTRÉAL)

WHAT’S NEXT ?

Dave St-Pierre and Brigitte Poupart push back the boundaries of theatrical exploration as they create art that lives, that speaks out, that provokes. So much the better.

YUME NO SHIRO

DAISUKE MIURA (TOKYO)

YUME NO SHIRO

A minuscule apartment in Tokyo. A TV set, mattresses on the floor. Eight young people eat, make love, sleep. Welcome to the dizzying hyperrealism of Daisuke Miura.iura !