MARIE-HÉLÈNE FALCON UNVEILS 7 SHOWS FEATURED IN THE UPCOMING 8TH EDITION, HER LAST AS GENERAL AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES
With a friendly gibe at winter, the Festival TransAmériques intends as of today to get Montrealers dreaming of spring! General and artistic director Marie-Hélène Falcon is unveiling details of seven shows in the upcoming eighth edition, which will take place from May 22 to June 7, 2014. Marking the close of an important chapter in the history of the Festival, this next edition will be the last to bear the unique, visionary signature of the founder of the FTA. Once again this year, she promises an avalanche of discoveries, marvels and follies with inspired works by veteran and emerging stage directors and choreographers from near and far.
Theatre accomplices Alexis Martin and Daniel Brière of the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental present a unique, outrageous event equal to their overactive imaginations: L’histoire révélée du Canada français, 1608-1998, a 7-hour historic trilogy that offers insight into who we are in an amazing saga. + + + Three not-to-be missed shows from France, will make a dramatic appearance: Les particules élémentaires by writer Michel Houellebecq, in a brilliant, fiery staging by the impressive Julien Gosselin, just 26 years old, which caused a sensation last summer at Avignon and will no doubt be a big hit with FTA audiences; D’après une histoire vraie, the first piece by the renowned choreographer Christian Rizzo to be presented in Canada, featuring eight dancers from the Mediterranean Basin and two drummers in a performance that portrays a masculinity marked by virility, fragility and solidarity in an explosion of irresistible energy; and Germinal by Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger, which brilliantly demonstrates the fabrication of theatre in a hilarious piece with the look of a wild, exhilarating epic. + + + Fans of Quebec dance will be delighted that the FTA is presenting works by three masters of contemporary dance with talent to spare: the recipient of the prestigious Montreal Dance Prize in 2013, Benoît Lachambre will perform his fake solo of spectacular intensity Snakeskins; Daniel Léveillé, the recipient of the CALQ Award for best dance piece of 2012-13, will present Solitudes solo, a remarkable dance that attracted a lot of attention, the first opus in a cycle of new works; and finally, with his brilliant 40-year career saluted by a Governor General’s Award in 2012, choreographer Paul-André Fortier will dance Misfit Blues, a duo with the incandescent Robin Poitras in a bittersweet caricature that sheds new light on the grand human comedy.
3 SHOWS FOR $100
As of today – and exclusively until the unveiling of the complete program on March 24 – a special Preview discount package of 3 shows for $100 is available, and can be purchased at La Vitrine, or online or by telephone. Single tickets for the seven shows announced today are also now on sale and can be purchased by phone or Internet, and also at La Vitrine and the Place des Arts box office for shows presented at Place des Arts.
View video excerpts of the 7 shows at: fta.qc.ca