On this Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Festival TransAmériques artistic director Martin Faucher is delighted to release the names of some of the contemporary dance and theatre artists whose talent will astound Montrealers this coming spring.
From abroad, two magnificent shows. For the first time ever in North America Serge Aimé Coulibaly, a choreographer from Burkina Faso who has danced for Alain Platel, will present Kalakuta Republik, a galvanizing tribute to the brilliant African musician Fela Kuti. Then the Swiss-German collective and masters of documentary theatre Rimini Protokoll (100% Montreal at FTA 2017) will portray modern-day Cuba from the viewpoints of the grandchildren of Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries in Granma. Trombones de La Havane, which will be presented in Berlin in March.
And from Montreal, three world premières: UNFOLD | 7 perspectives, a new dance piece by choreographer Danièle Desnoyers and seven spirited, forceful dancers; SOIFS Matériaux, a far-ranging theatrical adaptation of the novels of Marie-Claire Blais by Stéphanie Jasmin and Denis Marleau featuring 25 actors and musicians; and Constituons!, an ambitious exercise in democracy involving citizens from all across Quebec and presented by man of the theatre Christian Lapointe, whose aim is to give Quebec its very own constitution.
These shows will be presented during the 13th edition of the Festival TransAmériques, which takes place from May 22 to June 4, 2019 and whose opening performance, Tous des oiseaux by Wajdi Mouawad, was announced last November. Although it is already sold out, additional tickets will be available as promised for those who purchase ticket packages for 4, 8 or 12 shows. They will go on sale on March 19, 2019, the day the complete FTA 2019 program is announced.
For more information and to purchase individual tickets:
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