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UTOPIE(S)Art :: Theatre also Art :: Dance
8:00 PM
Arsenal Art Contemporain
From February 13 to March 10, 2018
At Arsenal Art Contemporain Montreal

* You can see UTOPIE(S) in its 12 hours integrity, or you can choose to assist to one of the 2 hours representations, distinctly showing 4 out of the 10 tableaus : SOLITUDE(S), AMOUR (S), COLÈRE(S) et RÉSISTANCE(S).

SOLITUDE(S) : Tuesday February 13, 20, 27 and March 6 at 8pm – 2 hours performance
AMOUR(S) : Wednesday February 14, 21, 28 and March 7 – 2 hours performance
COLÈRE(S) : Thursday February 15, 22 and March 1st and 8 at 8pm – 2 hours performance
RÉSISTANCE(S): Friday February 16, 23 and March 2 and 9 at 8pm – 2 hour performance
UTOPIE(S) (12 hours integral version): Saturday February 17 and March 3rd at 8pm | February 24 and March 10 at 12pm. A delicious feast will be served to accompany you in this theatrical experience (included in your ticket price)

Presented at Arsenal Art Contemporain | 2020 William Street, Montreal (Georges-Vanier or Lionel-Groulx metro stations)
For information and tickets: 438 792-0003 | billetterie@volte21.com

UTOPIE(S) is by nature, an audacious work of art. Its content and its aesthetics intent to answer these two essential and intrinsic questions: What creates the identity, the memory, and the utopia of who we are? How to live the nature, the culture and the History, while crafting together a collective imaginary ?

A chorus of 15 performers seeks to answer these questions as they bring out the ideas of exceptional women who made the Americas; pioneers women who dreamed and created the New World, women who resisted and fought for the common good, women who inspired communities, cultures, and the collective imaginary. When art is in quest of origins, extraordinary is the rapture.

UTOPIE(S) is an anthology. It is an eventful performance composed of 10-life tableau. They give themselves to our senses like an awaken dream, an impermanent time, taken outside of our communal history. It is like living in the desert of our fears, the ocean of our madness and the sky of our hopes. It is the “Divine Tragedy” of our past, our present and our forthcoming. It is all of us, on the occidental night of truths, walking together on the highway of the Americas. It is all of us, singing the last strophes of the freedom hymn. An unusual, iconoclastic experience.

Originally from Lebanon, dramaturge and stage director Hanna Abd El Nour has been living and working in Quebec for the last 10 years. With its company Volte 21, he offers through multidisciplinary works an artistic and political expression with the intention to initiate a debate in the city. Addressed to a diverse audience, his spectacles are a sensory experience within an unconventional event, questioning the issues and the crisis of our contemporary society. Artists and citizens are reunited to celebrate a world of all possibilities and utopias.

Artistic director, dramaturge and stage director Hanna Abd El Nour

Performers Lousnak Abdalian, Claudia Bernal, Sarah Chouinard-Poirier, Dana Dugan, Sarah Elola, Maritza Grégoire, Myriam-Sophie Deslauriers, Raïa Haidar, Veronica Melis, Kristin Molnar, Lara Oundjian, Jeimy Oviedo, Catalina Pop, Audrée Southière, Marina Sousa

Musical direction, composition and musical work Katia Makdissi-Warren | Music, sound designer and device Thomas Sinou | sculptures Gillian Nasser | Scenography team Machin Design | Costumes Valérie Gagnon Hamel | Light Martin Sirois | Creative assistants Stéphany Bélliveau, Sarah Merrette-Fournier, Marilie Beauchamp | Technical direction Benoît Fisch | Visual Sophie Jodoin | Graphism and Web Hugo Nadeau | Production Direction Pierre-Yves Serinet

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Age Group: 18+
Venue: Arsenal Art Contemporain
Address: 2020 rue William Montreal, Quebec
Phone: 438 792-0003

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