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La Compagnie Mobile Home

The show tells the story of a child who goes to bed. Once the lights are off, the fear of darkness sets in. The coat on the wall begins to move, the walls creak. Is it Yuma’s imagination playing tricks on him? Sleep finally comes and worries morph...

16 November 2018 at 14:15

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CIRQUE LE ROUX

Deliciously retro and absolutely original, Cirque Le Roux delves into a smoky monochrome world of circus arts, Hollywood film noir and physical theatre. Cigars, whisky, slapstick and acrobatics, the high society is bedevilled by a thousand plots...

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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal + ILL-Abilities

The ILL-Abilities international dance crew is comprised of 8 differently abled dancers. Their motto; No Excuses No Limits. On November 17th, ILL-Abilities celebrate their 10-year anniversary with an inclusive urban dance event in collaboration...

17 November 2018 at 20:00

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Anne Plamondon Productions

Radiant dancer Anne Plamondon remounts on a bold solo, her first, on the theme of mental illness. In collaboration with actress, writer and director Marie Brassard, she superimposes realities, presenting an almost panoramic, yet intimate vision of...

16 November 2018 at 20:00

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Tony Tran & Antero Hein

SCHISMOGENESIS is a collaboration between choreographers and dancers Tony Tran and Antero Hein. The performance is an intense and personal duet where power hierarchies and dynamics are explored through contemporary dance. The performance is...

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Destins Croisés

Loosely inspired by L. Frank Baum’s legendary The Wizard of Oz, oZe gives life to an abstract adventure and reveals a quirky and talented quartet of urban and contemporary dancers. In this revisited danced fairytale, the protagonists uncover the...

13 November 2018 at 13:00

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DynamO Théâtre

What if Romeo & Juliet… delves into the Shakespearean world and revisits the strikingly magnificent story of a great pain brought on by the hate between 2 families. Could there be another ending to this famed story? What if someone decided to...

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Julie Desrosiers

Once upon a time, on your path, there was a big girl named Big Red Hoody. As she walks her wolf through towns and forests, she encounters all kinds of strangers. If you're not afraid of the wolf, grab a cake, move in closer to get a good look and...

15 November 2018 at 14:00

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Tentacle Tribe

Six of Montreal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious mechanics of breathing, and interpret its life-giving rhythm. In Ghost, Lê Phan and Höglund have created an imaginative and uncommon movement language, combining elements...

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Louise Bédard Danse

Duet - work in progress Lose your orientation - get lost for a moment - maintain the momentum - the in-between - this little error - this touch, so close - maybe this is us? - this fleeting balance - the other - these reluctances - these...

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Alan Lake Factori(e)

Le Cri des Méduses takes place in an invented place, thrusting us into a terrifying dream-fantasy—an edgy physical dance like a pagan ritual, jolted by the images of a powerful scenography. Le Cri des Méduses is a waking dream, a dance of life, of...

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circus official programming

Cirque Alfonse

At the core of the Cirque Alfonse is the family Carabinier-Lepine from the village of St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez in rural Quebec. Since 2012 they have toured the world with their productions TIMBER and BARBU: Electro-trad Cabaret. Inspired by the...

14 November 2018 at 18:00

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Claudel Doucet

Apartment circus It would say, "I really want to trust you." There would be existential fears, idealistic leaps and ordinary eroticism. Banal bodies, sitting in the living room and floating in the kitchen. Ineffable tenderness. A confusion of film...

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Magali Chouinard

Through a sequence of tableaux that come to life where surrealism and poetic imagery are combined, NOMAD SOUL opens the gaze to the profound depths of inner life. Inspired by Indigenous spiritualities, the wolf and the raven symbols encounter a...

16 November 2018 at 20:30

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Lucie Grégoire Danse

Integrating past works and original new choreographies, Lucie Grégoire takes the audience on an intimate journey to the sources of her inspiration. Drawing upon other artistic disciplines and her explorations of wilderness settings, she merges her...

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Sylvain Lafortune et Esther Rousseau-Morin

Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin join forces to create an evocative, mesmerizing, highly technical dance. They construct within L’un L’autre a radiant ode to the beauty of “we.” Dancers: Sylvain Lafortune, Esther Rousseau-Morin

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Steptext Dance Project + Vuyani Dance Theatre

In OUT OF JOINT, Gregory Maqoma and Helge Letonja question the threatening shifts of global social and power balances. The dance sextet combines their initially independently developed choreographic strands to a stirring, transcultural piece of...

15 November 2018 at 14:30

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Cirque Éloize

A stopover where lives intersect briefly, just long enough for tales and memories to be forged… Let acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music guide you through this intimate refuge, styled with an avant-garde scenography inspired by the elegance...

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Frédérick Gravel

Frédérick Gravel presents a duet that initially looks somewhat like a realistic painting. Under an apparently simple, laid back allure, the duo gradually evolves between states of being, with a stage presence that is disturbingly natural, turning...

14 November 2018 at 20:00

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Mykalle Bielinski

Sovereign and alone, surrounded by screens placed 360 degress around the audience, Mykalle Bielinski delivers an ethereal polyphonic vocal performance so entrancing that it blends into the myriad of projections around her. Gloria is an immersive...

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Sébastien Provencher

This quintet takes aim at stereotypes of masculine virility. Children of Chemistry arises from a single dance phrase, an accumulation of gestures drawn from the universes of sports and fashion. An invitation for us to imagine a plurality of...

14 November 2018 at 18:00

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Joe Jack et John

Four neighbours are getting ready to throw a party for a refugee family arriving in Canada. Despite their best intentions, they quickly descend into prejudice, stereotypes, and dysfunction. Through dance and theatre, this deliciously awkward...

13 November 2018 at 20:00

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Catherine Gaudet

In this new opus, Catherine Gaudet focuses on cycles as a universal structure. To give them tangible shape, she uses the circular form– spatial, internal, instinctual… – as a backdrop. More geometric and refined, these postures convey a profoundly...

12 November 2018 at 21:00

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Constantinople

For 5 years, these musicians have been touring the world with their Itinerant Gardens. This ongoing collaboration has produced captivating new works, the fruit of a remarkable dialogue and communion. Follow them in these crossings of land and sea,...

13 November 2018 at 12:10

circus official programming

Compania de Circo Eia

Constructing and deconstructing, to not fall or let fall, transforming and reinventing… Four acrobats, between prowess and madness, take us through a universe pieced together by fragments of life. Loneliness, sharing, living together are evoked...

14 November 2018 at 14:30

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Artificiel

Boules is an interactive performance featuring spherically-shaped digital instruments manipulated by performers who create and modulate sounds through the movement of their bodies. The whole work is composed in real-time. Original idea and...

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Flûte Alors!

The only professional recorder quartet in Quebec, Flûte Alors! presents a programme that combines the music of Johann Sebastian Bach with jazz, highlighting the ensemble's original arrangements. Great classics from two eras meet in astonishing...

13 November 2018 at 12:40

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Les Soeurs Schmutt

Moved by a need for authenticity, twins and long-time artistic accomplices Élodie and Séverine Lombardo invite us to share their own desert experience. Caught between reality and fiction, spectators follow the pair as they alternate between...

14 November 2018 at 13:00

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Les Filles électriques

Humans, they’re too complicated! So Miss Mouche trains to fly and learns the language of birds. Poetic, touching and comical, this solo deals with the difficulty of communicating, being different and family relationships... all enhanced with...

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Perséides

Drawing on the cultural diversity and fluidity of their musical backgrounds and their virtuosic command of their instruments, Jean Félix Mailloux and Amir Amiri create a unique fusion that combines the refinement of traditional and classical...

16 November 2018 at 14:30

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Théâtre Incliné / Nordland Visual Theatre

Blind date with the North. Through an intimate testimony, a wandering artist gives us a taste of her encounter with immensity. Visual and resonant voyage between myth and reality, the play Nordicité becomes a Meeting point, special event inviting...

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Maria Kefirova

A performance for a dancer, voice recorder, four audio speakers and 25 kg of walnuts. A human figure, sound and walnuts will perform a series of dislocations and relocations, folding into each other in a process where sound becomes a body and a...

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Frédérick Gravel + Étienne Lepage

In movement that is in constant counterpoint to unclassifiable texts, four performers take on the contradictions of society. Playing with conventions, the offhand, impudent tone of these disruptive freethinkers is an antidote to moroseness and...

15 November 2018 at 21:30

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Red Sky Performance

For 18 years, this Toronto-based company directed by Sandra Laronde, has been the bold proponent of contemporary Indigenous dance steeped in culture. Backbone ferociously brings to life the electricity, circuitry, and impulses of the sentient land...

13 November 2018 at 18:00

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Théâtre Le Clou

In a city where everything is a bit strange, magic is on the prowl and the moon forces the residents to sing. Through their stories about hunters and golden carp, four teenagers give us their humorous account of a year in which everything turned...

17 November 2018 at 14:30

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Emilie Racine

The Newlywed Ravens is a walkabout in which an odd couple mixes with the crowd. Sailing in a surreal space, the lovers and their Fanfare parade through town and invite their guests to dance with them for the duration of a waltz. Puppeteer:...

16 November 2018 at 17:00

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[ZØGMA]

Discover a brand-new playground for percussive dance ! Created by Canadian dance phenomenon [ZØGMA], Cube takes dance out of the theatre and onto the streets. Feel the rhythm and enjoy the buzz as four dancers and percussionists create a...

16 November 2018 at 15:00

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Le Carré des Lombes

First-time presentation of excerpts from Danièle Desnoyers’ latest work, bringing together 12 performers and creators within a modular stage environment, in a reflection on the fragmentation of language, on damaged vocabularies and other inner...

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Dana Gingras + group A + Sonya Stefan

Choreographer/performer Dana Gingras partners with Berlin-based Japanese avant-garde synth wave duo Group A and Montreal media artist Sony Stefan as well as Finnish lighting designer Mikko Hynninen. An installation of televisions, sound, light and...

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Human Playground

A choreographic ambulatory that opens the parentheses of an intimate drama. A dramaturgy written in a succession of places, which moves the public, calling him as a witness. Guided by a mobile sound system, he is immersed in the world of Parking,...

14 November 2018 at 17:30

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SINHA DANSE

As part of the OFF-showcase dance series of Résonances Agency, discover "E-Razed", the new creation of SINHA DANSE. By means of this contemporary artistic exploration, the choreographer seeks to bring out the essence of our living humanity, in an...

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Margie Gillis - Projet Héritage

Evolutions offers a new tour concept: a transcendental and transformative adventure for audiences, with the fluidity and distinctiveness associated with Margie Gillis. Spectators will be transported through a selection of works from Margie’s...

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c.a.t.a.m.o.n - Dance Group in Jerusalem

This piece is dedicated to all those who have embarked on an adventure in an urban environment, to those who have analyzed humans as tribes, to those who examine the human body as a material. Tech it Away is an invitation to attentiveness. To...

17 November 2018 at 12:30

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Clara Furey (artiste associée à Par.B.L.eux)

Questioning the vacuum of intergalactic space by highlighting the dynamic bonds with which it is filled, Clara Furey has created a choreographic work of abstraction that reveals the unique radiance of bodies. Space vibrates as the seven performers...

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La Otra Orilla

Two diametrically opposed worlds come together: that of a language, flamenco, and that of the imagination, embodied by the ice floe. Creating a powerful sensorial universe, playing with the contrasts and dissonance born out of these two extremes,...

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MOMent(Medea on Media entertainment)

Suffocating and fast beating music is playing. And the man is keep running. The play start with the end of the original text. The whole context is deconstructed and reunited through actors’ movements. The movement is very exteriorized and frantic....

17 November 2018 at 14:30

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Gruejarm Production

This enormously entertaining and very creative magic show boasts a cast of Korea’s greatest illusion artists in an enchanting, engaging and hilarious show like no other. A multi-faceted art performance based on Magic combining ingenious stage...

14 November 2018 at 14:30

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maribé - sors de ce corps + Montréal Danse

In BESIDE, Marie Béland uses real-time radio as a soundtrack imposed on the performers. Among news reports, pop music, interviews, car advertising, how can this heterogeneous web constitute the framework of the choreography? Becoming vectors of...

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Daniel Léveillé

A variable-geometry quartet, this new piece clearly reflects a choreographer in full mastery of his technique and dancers at the very peak of their artistry, in a performance where sadness loses its solemnity. "Sadness Quartet is a pure delight"...

12 November 2018 at 19:30

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Théâtre de l'Avant-Pays

Joyously mingling acting and object theater, Son of what? explores the tensions between an immigrant father and his son, but also the profound moments of humanity they share as they seek to understand each other at all costs. Actors:...

16 November 2018 at 19:30

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Jazzlab Orchestra

The Jazzlab Orchestra is a Montreal-based ensemble of 8 musicians that presents creative music since 2003 - the Orchestra celebrates this year its fifteenth anniversary. After 6 albums and 250 concerts around the world, the Jazzlab now presents...

13 November 2018 at 13:10

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Martin Messier

Audio-visual performance created by new media/performing arts Québec artist Martin Messier, Field has been hosted by many new media festivals such as Mutek Montreal, Sonar Barcelona, Ars Electronica Linz or Biennale Nemo Paris. In this mesmerizing...

13 November 2018 at 20:00

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Système D/Dominique Porte

Conte de faits is a playful, sensitive and captivating piece in which each scene, woven of subtle games, explores the era of Surrealism. In this creation, Dominique Porte addresses young audiences, and the words of the French poet Jacques Prévert...

14 November 2018 at 12:30

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Circo Aereo

A big curtain, a chandelier with angels and a black piano ... Strange shapes flutter behind the curtain, a hand appears then, a foot, a leg and the body. Then comes a lanky pianist, dressed in a tail and haggard. The musician tries to join his...

17 November 2018 at 14:30

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Aakash Odedra Company

A breathtaking dance-theatre piece choreographed by Aakash Odedra about individuals trying to find a voice to stand against oppression. Winner of the Freedom of Expression Award 2017 by Amnesty International, #JeSuis features an ensemble of seven...

12 November 2018 at 20:00

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Tenon Mortaise

Based on Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Le projet Beckett is a puppet and actor play allying table puppets, actor play and shadow theater. In an apocalyptic world, four physically handicapped characters stretch time driving them to an everlasting...

15 November 2018 at 14:00

circus official programming

Gravity & Other Myths

Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective. It...

14 November 2018 at 14:30

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Sacré Tympan + PPS Danse

Pierre Labbé (Sacré Tympan) and Pierre-Paul Savoie (PPS Danse) explore the potentialities of a dance/music encounter that examines the intersecting zones and forces of attraction between the two artistic languages. Attractions depicts this...

12 November 2018 at 20:35

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Mykalle Bielinski

A choir of six women engages in a dialogue in wich the perspective of death raises questions about identity. Interpreted in french and english, Mythe breaks temporal and spatial boundaries by playing with perceptions, thereby enabling the public...

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Video Phase

Lumens, the second original creation of the group, explores the link between virtual and reality by creating a 3D multi-screen environment projected in front of and around the audience. The two creators give life to music and image in real time,...

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2b theatre company

Beauty is found in unexpected places. A duet for storyteller and violinist based on a short story by Yann Martel (Life of Pi), One Discordant Violin explores a transformative encounter with an unlikely composer, asking what happens when we reach...

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Zab Maboungou / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata

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Sixtrum

Made up of virtuosic and multi-talented performers, Sixtrum renews its artistic universe through constant confrontation with other art forms and other musical genres. Every collaboration aims to investigate new forms of expression and new modes of...

12 November 2018 at 20:10

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Architek Percussions

Strike/Struck is a movement of the album The Privacy of Domestic Life : it explores thresholds between temporal stability and instability, human and electronically produced sounds, and popular and contemporary musical idioms. Percussionnists:...

12 November 2018 at 19:55

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Espace Forain

A couple of lovebirds are about to head out of the city in their brand new car: a red 1957 Studebaker. It’s the perfect day for a romantic picnic. But fate has other ideas. Comedians: Maxime Berthiaume, Annick Premont *Presented as...

16 November 2018 at 14:00

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Danse Carpe Diem / Emmanuel Jouthe + Maï(g)wenn et les Orteils

As part of the OFF-showcase dance series of Résonances Agency, discover the newest version of the concept « ÉCOUTE POUR VOIR » performed by professional artists with intellectual disabilities. Dancers and spectators share a one on one...

13 November 2018 at 12:40

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Citadel + Compagnie

Set to the iconic "Frantic City" by Canadian punk band Teenage Head, Love me out of it explores Lemieux's long relationship to dance through various characters that come to life with every song. Performer: Laurence Lemieux

14 November 2018 at 14:00

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Mandoline Hybride

The piece explores the unlikely experience of two artists who decide to shed their flesh and organs, keeping only their bones. To get closer to their deepest sense of self and discover the meaning of their existence. In an interview, at the gym or...

14 November 2018 at 18:00

music official programming

Elizabeth Shepherd (Pinwheel Music)

After 3 years of interviews with strangers around Montreal, Elizabeth found herself with countless stories, making up a "people's history" of the city she loves so much - which she then wove into a series of 11 original songs to make up her first...

16 November 2018 at 17:30

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Étienne Lepage + Frédérick Gravel

This show presents us with five performers who will explore the idea of the “worse” in front of their audience. Through anecdotal stories, demonstrations and flights of fancy, the worse proves to be a powerful philosophical acid that exposes our...

15 November 2018 at 20:00

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Montréal Danse + Lorganisme + Hub Studio

REBO(U)ND is an architectural video projection unveiling and magnifying bodies on the verge of escaping gravity. A choreography of suspension, a cinematographic study of weightlessness, it reveals passersby and bystanders the ephemeral instant...

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Regard Persan

Between tradition and modernity, the music of Regard persan Trio innovates to create contemporary music that lifts the audience outside of time, to travel with the music. Founded by three Irano-Canadian musicians living in Montreal, Regard persan...

15 November 2018 at 20:00

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Frédérick Gravel

A melancholic party, a dark celebration. A poetic hymn dedicated to the feeling of helplessness and apathy. Once more accompanied by his frenzied “GAnG” of actors, dancers and musicians, Frédérick Gravel presents a choreographic concert filled...

15 November 2018 at 20:00

dance official programming

Cas Public + KOPERGIETERY

Known for its eloquent dance, Cas Public now houses an atypical performer, Cai Glover, who overcame a hearing impairment to become a professional dancer. Hélène Blackburn has taken the unusual step of using his disability as a point of departure...

15 November 2018 at 14:30

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Compagnie Virginie Brunelle

In this impressionistic fresco for 8 dancers and a string quartet (the world-renowned Quatuor Molinari), Virginie Brunelle wishes to trace an abstract but emotionally poignant portrait of the paradoxes and incoherencies that characterize Humanity,...

16 November 2018 at 16:00

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Porte Parole Productions

The Assembly is a thrilling theatrical response to the rise of extremism and tribalism in political discourse today. This documentary play invites the left and the right to face each other and attempt to transcend their ideological labels...

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Norté Tropical

Norté Tropical is an opportunity to discover the tropical Latino Montreal mouvement. Featuring Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, Boogat, Sonido Pesao, Oonga and Mtl Pachangón, this show is a highly moving experience. Groups: Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra,...

17 November 2018 at 22:00

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Andrea Peña & Artists

Untitled I, is a solo performance which inquisitively expresses the silence, vulnerability and harmonic repetition of the flesh body as a means to question human resilience. Resilience as the capacity of a strained body to recover after...

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Théâtre Terre des Hommes

L’Iliade_showdown has an essential principle: Words instead of Weapons. On stage, no weapons, no armor, no blood; only actors whose abilities to rhythm the words become a metaphor of war. A warrior facing the vertigo of conquering or dying has for...

17 November 2018 at 14:30

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Lemieux Pilon 4D Art

Multidisciplinary show combining the dreamlike universe of Lemieux Pilon and the intimate circus of The 7 Fingers, Temporel tells, in temporal chaos, of the life and times of an old man. His story is revealed in bits and pieces through events and...

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Panta Rei Danseteater

Make Me Dance is a choreographed concert about the choices we make and the small, yet universal stories that shape us as human beings. Through movement, sound and text three dancers and one musician look at why they have become professional...

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Sina Bathaie

Iranian-Canadian composer and Santur player Sina Bathaie’s newest album, Ray of Hope, is bursting with hope, peace, & love which has been captured musically in the album. This unique form of world fusion music blends the traditional Persian Santur...

16 November 2018 at 14:30

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Chants Libres

Love Songs Opéra by Ana Sokolovic, a piece written in 16 movements, presents a woman who sings about love, who sings the simple words «I love you» in 100 different languages. Mezzo-soprano: Marie-Annick Béliveau Saxophonist: Jean...

12 November 2018 at 19:30

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Kimberley de Jong

In Boxher microphones are attached to Kimberley’s heart and throat by Jason Sharp, monitoring the fluctuations and minor vibrations. An apocalyptic creature emerges from a pile of waste, she is boxed in the remains of what humans have left her....

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Pentaèdre + José Navas/Compagnie Flak

A dance and live chamber music version of the cycle Winterreise by Schubert. Choreographed and performed by José Navas, this creation is presented with the wind quintet Pentaèdre. Winterreise conveys powerful emotions through its sentimental...

13 November 2018 at 12:30

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Théâtre I.N.K.

On a June night, a group of young people gather in a muddy corn field to celebrate the end of their school days. What should have been an ordinary joyous occasion turns into a nightmare. This work uses words, video, dance, and acrobatics to say...

17 November 2018 at 20:00

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MAYDAY/Mélanie Demers

In the great march of the world, humans are nothing more than sad little animals. But animals that find solace in beauty, in a desire for immortality. Animal Triste is a kind of freeze frame, an attempt to understand nature and the role of mankind...

13 November 2018 at 20:00

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OktoEcho

Oktoecho aims to guide the listener into a sonic world brimming with lyricism found in the unique crossroads between the Middle Eastern, the Aboriginal and the Western cultures. Its goal is to bridge cultures that would otherwise never collide,...

16 November 2018 at 14:30

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Montréal Danse

Staging live bodies and projected bodies, multiplying pictures, sounds and videos, Instant Community offers a cunning reinvestment of our apps and cameras. The performance questions the online representations of the self and the distortions that...

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You Kyung-hwa and World Music Ensemble’E-DO’

You Kyung-hwa and World Music Ensemble’E-DO’ are trying to continue their past and present trends by using various techniques such as Indian music, jazz, and rock based on traditional Korean music. The musical colors and sounds that the performers...

16 November 2018 at 17:30

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PPS Danse

A quartet of dancers amuse us with their playful antics, depicting the imagination of children in all its marginality and beauty. Inspired by the energies of school and life, of skipping ropes and games with balls, the choreographies play out the...

15 November 2018 at 12:30

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Philippe Meunier + Ian Yaworski

As part of the OFF-showcase dance series of Résonances Agency, discover FRICTIONS. Choreographed by Philippe Meunier and Ian Yaworski, this walk-about inSitu performance will have the audience journey through a percussive story, where dance shapes...

16 November 2018 at 12:40

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Le Patin Libre

A gathering, a journey, a game. An accident. A transformation of bodies, lives, desires. Threshold uses the athletic virtuosity of highly-trained ice skaters to dive into a choreographic exploration of a crucial moment of change and danger. This...

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Van Grimde Corps Secrets

Transparent panels show images of Eve 2050 which interact with the images of the visitors and performers captured in real time. Bodies of the past, present and future fuse in a dance where physical and virtual boundaries become indistinct. This...

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Gerard X Reyes

SAMPLE. Merging dance with documentary film, ‘Cléopâtre’ illuminates the similarities between sex workers and contemporary dancers in Montreal and Berlin. Inside the historic strip club/cabaret of the same name, Gerard and Andréane honour all...

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BELLFLOWER

The sound of Montreal band BELLFLOWER is one that is rare, rich and powerful. The music is driven by the ingenuity of eight exceptional musicians assembled around singer-songwriter Em Pompa, whose powerful voice transports us with poetic lyrics...

16 November 2018 at 17:30

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tony chong

work in creation INVISIBLE is a poem of movement within a powerful and visually stunning multidisciplinary landscape. This meditative journey incorporates the magic of lasers and mirrors, plunging the viewer into multiple dimensions of...

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József Trefeli + Gábor Varga

A dynamic duo between József Trefeli and Gábor Varga who mix up rhythms and traditions with contemporary dance and body percussion. Both coming from the Hungarian Diaspora, they delve into their common heritage, a vocabulary of vibrant body...

16 November 2018 at 21:30

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Bouge de là

A topsy-turvy playground that opens up on a colourful, graphical world, Through My Eyes brings us back to one of the loveliest things about childhood: a tireless capacity for wonder. Dancers: Emmanuelle Martin, Myriam Tremblay, Julie...

14 November 2018 at 12:30

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Chantal & Bernadette

Pop and iconoclast conference-show on the french invariability of the past participle of the verbs that use the auxiliary “avoir” to have according to the position of the complement in the sentence Comedians: Arnaud Hoedt, Jérôme Piron

13 November 2018 at 20:00

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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Étienne Béchard, formerly of the prestigious Béjart Ballet, takes on the Rite of Spring, a great pagan ritual. Here no Virgin is sacrificed: two clans confront themselves in a post-apocalyptic arena. The public can only take in the choc of this...

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Montréal Danse + LORGANISME

GROUND explores the drives of the individual and of the collective, resonances and resistances that amplify between five bodies united by gravity. In a cinematographic aesthetic that distorts time and space, GROUND reveals the nature of our human...

15 November 2018 at 20:00

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Tenon Mortaise

Raptors or victims? is a short form combining puppetry, physical play and clowning. Slowly slide around two funny sparrows, who feed the birds in a remote corner of the garden without suspecting that they may be throwing their last loaves of bread...

17 November 2018 at 14:00

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Les Pianos Esmonde-White

An electrifying duo of pianists formed with Matt Herskowitz and John Roney. Classical music and jazz merge in a burst of virtuosity! Undisputed masters of improvisation, these two virtuosos take pleasure in revisiting jazz standards and great...

13 November 2018 at 13:40

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Bradyworks

Tim Brady and his electric guitar quartet Instruments of Happiness joins singer Marie-Annick Béliveau to make us dive into the work of the dissident Iranian poet Simin Behbahani. Guitarists: Jonathan Barriault, Tim Brady, François...

12 November 2018 at 19:45

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NW Dance Project

Artistic Director Sarah Slipper’s signature, dramatic duet, MemoryHouse, takes the viewer into a domestic couple’s most private and tender moments. But whether the action is real, remembered, or even imagined remains a mystery. Enhancing the...

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Danse Carpe Diem / Emmanuel Jouthe

RIGEL & BÉTELGEUSE is the story of a singular pair that come from nowhere, one of whom is destined by fate to depart. They are two characters that emerge from an unknown canvas and are driven into a new painting, this one executed by the outdoor...

13 November 2018 at 21:15

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Manuel Roque

A study about surpassing oneself, bang bang is a stage creation for a kamikaze soloist. The work follows a score that is also an ordeal. It both literally and figuratively questions the notion of performance, from the space of representation to...

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Emile Pineault

Normal Desires, Emile Pineault's new solo, invites the spectator to sneak into the skin of the acrobat. Immersed in the world of circus since a young age and professional acrobat for some years, Emile questions his practice. On stage, a single...

16 November 2018 at 13:40

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Les Soeurs Schmutt

A succession of physical states, spawned by stories of daily violence, wash over a woman’s body. Inspired by recent sociopolitical events in Mexico and by troubling realities concerning the status of women worldwide, Intérieur Brut raises...

14 November 2018 at 14:30

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Circa

A stirring journey of what it means to be human, and how our bodies, connections and aspirations all form part of who we are. Acrobats: Caroline Baillon, Nathan Boyle, Marty Evans, Piri Goodman, Keaton Hentoff-Killian, Bridie Hooper, Todd...

16 November 2018 at 19:00

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Cas Public + Kopergietery

Known for its eloquent dance, Cas Public now houses an atypical performer, Cai Glover, who overcame a hearing impairment to become a professional dancer. Choreographer Hélène Blackburn has taken the unusual step of using his disability as a point...

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L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres

Seven people shut themselves off from the world with an insurrectional essay by the Invisible Committee, the rules of the game of Go, a harpsichord, yellow objects, a camera… and the traditional tale The Sword of Light and Virtue of Wisdom. An...

15 November 2018 at 20:00

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L'acteur en marche

Tragicomic piece based on real events, Omi Mouna is the story of a personal quest and a reflection on the origins of violence. The solo performance unfolds on a bare stage where the actor, playing a multitude of characters, moves the audience...

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Compagnie Virginie Brunelle

PLOMB is a dark journey that evokes the moments of mourning and grief that burn the heart to ashes. Passion, tenderness and laughter suddenly slip through our fingers and leave us lingering in their silence. PLOMB is reveals the deep pit where...

14 November 2018 at 13:00

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Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company

Deep Time explores the archaeology of music - leading up to its vibrating present time. A journey combining melancholic sounds of the bronze horn, frisky marimba techno, as well as high-frequency chirps of echolocating bats. The dancers appear as...

15 November 2018 at 14:30

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Grand Poney - Jacques Poulin-Denis

Running Piece is a work for dancer and treadmill. On this confined yet infinite space, a man travels without leaving, moving through the situations and moments that define us. The work substantiates our proneness to constantly chase our tails and...

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Wants&Needs danse

5 artists x 4 minutes per artist, each present an experiment; an idea; an excerpt. Afterwards, we’ll have a party. Choregraph artists: Lucy May, Dorian Nuskind-Oder, Alexis O'Hara, Simon Portigal, Katie Ward *Presented as part of the...

14 November 2018 at 19:15

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Les Belles Bêtes

THE VISUEL QUINTET performs instrumental compositions executed by musicians unravelling both their strings and their bodies on stilts, with two violins, a guitar, a cello and an acoustic bass. Jaw dropping interpretations are accomplished in...

12 November 2018 at 17:00

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creature/creature

A Casual Reconstruction is an interdisciplinary encounter between two old friends about blood, mothers, and the uncomfortable feelings around being native and/or non-native. Audience members act as avatars for six culturally mixed...

14 November 2018 at 18:45

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Toxique Trottoir

When poetry and clown arts meet surrealism. With a cascade of choreographed scenes, optical illusions and magical effects, Le Ciel Rue’s foothold is certainly out of this world. Finding its inspiration in the dreamlike, poetic universe of...

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RUBBERBANDance Group

Victor Quijada is back with 10 dancers of RUBBERBANDance Group at the top of their form in this new production. Capable of delivering delicacy, finesse, brutality, and high-voltage action, 'Ever So Slightly' explores behavioural mechanisms – the...

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Théâtre À l'Envers

A beautiful story, spun from an African tale, of a courageous young girl named « Mwana » who lives in a village deep in a forest. Every day, a giant monster comes to steal the villagers’ food. Puppeteer: Patricia Bergeron Comedian:...

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Productions Porte Parole

The Assembly is a thrilling theatrical response to the rise of extremism and tribalism in political discourse today. This documentary play invites the left and the right to face each other and attempt to transcend their ideological labels through...

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Compagnie Mobile Home

Puppet show. Balthazar goes through the life of an old man, a former accordionist exiled from some unknown war. Reminiscent of is loves and the shreds of his childhood, the show borrows from the nostalgia and fragility of our lives in a poetic and...

15 November 2018 at 17:30

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PPS Danse et Coup de coeur francophone

Created in 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of Léo Ferré’s birth, Corps Amour Anarchie / Léo Ferré (Body Love Anarchy / Léo Ferré) celebrates the work of this great French poet and composer. This interdisciplinary show revisits Ferré’s work in a...

13 November 2018 at 12:45

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Les 7 Doigts

A band of strangers meet on a train. For a determined period of time, they exist in a suspended reality. They reflect on where they came from and imagine where they are going. Inspired by movement and transition, they oscillate between a lack of...

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[ZØGMA]

Discover the second part of the metaphorical trilogy created by [ZØGMA]: Aube invests the public space in a striking way. Feel the rhythm and witness the emergence of a new era when four women, initially constrained in their movements, gradually...

16 November 2018 at 14:30

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Kidoons/WYRD Productions

BOOM is the most presented new play in Canada, written, directed and performed by Rick Miller. Entertainment Weekly called Miller “one of the 100 most creative people alive today.” BOOM is an explosive solo performance that documents the music,...

15 November 2018 at 18:00

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Théâtre de la Pire Espèce

Onstage: an actor, a table, a camera... and hundreds of objects used to build, design and conjure up modern cities and their obsessions. With a low-tech approach, the atypical collector explores the symbolic and poetic value of objects creating an...

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L'Annexe-A

Les Strange strangers invites us into an offset universe where two dancers connect deeply with cardboard boxes, canvas and coloured tape through a self-administered hypnosis session, reminding us of Alice in Wonderland’s loss of sense of identity...

16 November 2018 at 20:00

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Compagnie Surya B

Feeling love 'The work is staging this drive, taken from my life. I wish to unveil my inner tautness, express the will that everyone carries to protect his character, to, ultimately, shed light on what is behind suffering, what is the energy of...

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Andréane Leclerc & Dany Desjardins

Sang Bleu is an exploration about the body and its relationship to its material components. Clusters of flesh and bacteria that interpenetrate, devour each other, and decompose. Whether it is through death, illness or infection, the artists...

16 November 2018 at 12:30

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Andrea Peña & Artists

“6.58” presents three disarticulated tableaus that experiment the notion of flesh and mind, mediated by external forces. An exploration of 5 dancers, in conversation with the hegemony of a a machine, opera singer, and a DJ. Dancers: Kevin...

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Les Chasseurs de Rêves

These large and graceful birds are giant wooden puppets, very realistic and equipped with a sophisticated mechanism. These are manipulated by talented circus artists specialized in stilts. Always under the watchful eye of their trainer (role...

15 November 2018 at 17:30

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Daina Ashbee

"Pour" explores Daina Ashbee’s complex relationship with her menstrual cycle. By lifting the taboo surrounding the private sufferings and their emotional repercussions, this piece, a blend of strength and vulnerability, reveals the various facets...

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Zab Maboungou

The artist has composed a musical, pounding work according to her trademark in which the body resonates and restores its own pathways, in time, and its own energy, in space. An aesthetic of presence, without concession, that manifests the dynamics...

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Le Vent du Nord

Renowned as wonderful ambassadors of la Francophonie, the multi-award winning and highly acclaimed Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive folk movement. Along with their terrific musicianship the band is now presenting...

16 November 2018 at 17:30

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Danse Carpe Diem / Emmanuel Jouthe

As part of the OFF-showcase dance series of Résonances Agency, discover the ÉCOUTE POUR VOIR and CORPS DE TEXTE offer a variety of solos spread out in space and danced simultaneously. Dancers and spectators share a one on one choreography, a...

16 November 2018 at 18:40

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Anne Thériault

Anne Thériault is pursuing her choreographic research in order to reveal the cinematography of bodies, stimulate the senses and strike imaginations. Récital stages three women, three theremins and other synthesizers. Sensuality and interactivity...

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Alix Dufresne + Marc Béland

Interpreting the verbatim account of the interview of quebecois economist and philosopher Alain Deneault by Marie-France Bazzo at Radio-Canada in February 2015, Alix Dufresne and Marc Béland speak out how tax evasion affects us intimately...

16 November 2018 at 13:30

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Simon Grenier-Poirier + Dorian Nuskind-Oder

A choreographic score for two professional table tennis players. Rather than playing to win points and end the game as quickly as possible, the players work together to keep the ball going for as long as they can. Setting aside the competitive...

17 November 2018 at 14:00

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B.A.A.P (Bald Angry Asian Productions)

A queer, non-binary, transgender, vegetarian radical anarchist returns home to their traditional Chinese family for Christmas dinner. An absurdist comedy about an immigrant family torn apart by gaps of generation, culture and language, rewrapped...

14 November 2018 at 18:00

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Le Gros Orteil

Paul-Emile Dumoulin is a serious librarian. He can also be so clumsy at times. His bookshelves must be impeccable. But be careful, when he begins to read, he enters completely into the story; madness takes hold of him and he begins to do...

17 November 2018 at 14:00

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Cie Philippe Saire

Vacuum generates impossible images and fantastic paintings, an interplay of bodies appearing and disappearing between black holes and dazzling lights. This duo is the third part in a series of performances called Dispositifs (‘stage devices’), in...

14 November 2018 at 20:00

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Zab Maboungou / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata

Mozongi (Return) is a piece about time, and more precisely, about the physics of time. The step is weight and weight is time. Not repetition, but persistence. “Being a body is a performance in itself” Zab Maboungou Dancers: Luis Cabanzo,...

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Le fils d'Adrien danse

P.ARTITION B.LANCHE (W.HITE S.CORE) is the result of a series of residencies bringing together research, cultural mediation and creation in an innovative research process. This creation celebrates the gift of self and empathy which are able to...

16 November 2018 at 19:00

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Parts+Labour Danse

Inspired by the political philosopher Thomas Hobbes' reasoning that human beings constantly oscillate between a desire for power and the hold of fear, LIFE WAITING explores the strategies and secrets of a group of five men. They are alternately...

16 November 2018 at 13:00

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Ivy Tsui

Attention Busy People! Have you ever had a moment to stop, look up and appreciate the surroundings? 'QuanQuan' - a dance performance between the books, would guide you through a journey of observation and exploration, and develop a 'conversation'...

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Compagnia Finzi Pasca

Icaro was conceived for a single spectator. It was written in prison, where Daniele had to serve a short sentence for conscientious objection. Since 1991, Daniele has performed this show more than 791 times in 130 cities of 25 countries in 6...

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c.a.t.a.m.o.n - Dance Group in Jerusalem - Elad Schechter

A collaborative dance work by two artists. Palestinian and Israeli. A Muslim and a Jew. A choreographer and a dancer. Both born and raised in Jerusalem. Both looking for the moment when everything will freeze and it will finally be possible to...

17 November 2018 at 12:00

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Les Foutoukours

Two clowns struggle to change their everyday life. Exasperated to wait for the call from the biggest international theaters , they decide to accept the inconceivable contract ... a children's party Acrobats: Jean-Félix Bélanger, Rémi Jacques

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Jamie Adkins

World renowned clown, juggler, and comic acrobat, Jamie Adkins, stumbles onstage, desperately trying to become the man he imagines himself to be. Sometimes endearing with his skillfully awkward juggling, his character always ends up touching the...

14 November 2018 at 14:30

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Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Threaded like beads into a unique choreographic anthology, these duets and solos, dance miniatures of varying durations are taken from the company’s repertoire of solos, but also from its group works, to create a two-act work for 10 dancers that...

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Anne Plamondon Productions

In Night Mechanics, Anne Plamondon explores the sources of the primal impulse, of the first movement. What is this primitive, animal state preceding the mysterious, unquenchable urge to create, to build, to give life? Dancer: Anne...

16 November 2018 at 12:30

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MAYDAY/Mélanie Demers

Danse Mutante is a choreographic project unfolding on three continents. After Mélanie Demers creates the original version, Cantique, the duet will be reinterpreted by choreographers Ann Liv Young (New York), Kettly Noël (Bamako), and Ann Van den...

16 November 2018 at 15:30

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BOURASK

As part of the OFF-showcase dance series of Résonances Agency, discover the new creation of BOURASK, « Corps et Être». Inspired by native dances, rhythms and healing rituals, the choreography is a moving experience that questions identity...

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Tenon Mortaise

The sandbox is a theatrical play for the early childhood, that mingles puppet theater, objects, clown and shadow theater. The sandbox proposes a playful and poetic route, strewed with short stories conceived from the discovery of the five senses,...

16 November 2018 at 13:25

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Tamar Ilana & Ventanas

Tamar Ilana & Ventanas present their new multimedia show, MISTRAL. Tamar Ilana’s “potent, vibrato-drenched vocals” (Downbeat), backed by virtuosic musicianship, are framed by visuals relating to MISTRAL's overarching themes of migration and...

16 November 2018 at 14:30

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Créations Estelle Clareton

Two colourful characters find themselves, against their will, joined together by a big elastic band. Through this forced intimacy they experience a surprising dependency. Captive to the context, they have no choice but to cope with this unsettling...

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Simone Grøtte Company

I ask granddad what sound he remembers best from the war.“The hatch that was battened down above us when the torpedo alarm sounded.” He recounts how he was forcibly evacuated on the German ship Karl Arp. Why hadn’t I heard about this? Why...

15 November 2018 at 14:30

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Compagnie Sam-Hester / Perrine Valli

Morning Sun is a women's duet, a small-format piece derived from Une femme au soleil, the third in a series of six pieces initiated by Perrine Valli around the theme of desire. Inspired by the eponymous picture of Edward Hopper,...

13 November 2018 at 20:00

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Rhodnie Désir Créations

EXCLUSIVE - Rhodnie Desir Creations invites you to UNVEIL THE FIRST VERSION OF WEBDOCUMENTARY BOW'T TRAIL. Live this choreographic-documentary project, and testify of what aims the diffusion in 2019-2020. An opportunity to dive in body, rhythm and...

16 November 2018 at 13:00