Kindness comes alive in George Stamos’ ‘ONE KIND FAVOR’

New Transdisciplinary performance runs January 21 - 25 at the MAI

Photo credit: Nikol Mikus

“To find the strength in kindness, the courage; what if we approach kindness as a resource, a natural space to find safety and connect with each other in our lives and imaginations.” 

– George Stamos, Choreographer


From January 21st to the 25th, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and Danse-Cité presents George Stamos’ choreography ONE KIND FAVOR, created and performed in collaboration with dancer Karla Etienne and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.  

Choreographed by Stamos in collaboration with fellow performers Karla Etienne and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, ONE KIND FAVOR is an exploration of how kindness can be embodied; sometimes with grace, sometimes failing despite good intentions. 

This transdisciplinary performance project is centred on the spaces created by the cohabitation of the collaborators. The work is created without expectations for each other to change who they are in order to accommodate one another or reduce themselves into simplistic representations. ONE KIND FAVOR is a show of appreciation for the multiplicity of inheritances that cohabitate in society at large and within us as individuals. The performance is guided by an invitation to the collaborators to “come as you are” (as artists and people) as they enter it.

ONE KIND FAVOR is a co-production between George Stamos and Danse-Cité, co-presented by MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and Danse-Cité, supported by The Canada Council for the Arts.

“With One Kind Favor, I am interested in creating a piece that doesn’t rely on the thrill of chaos or dysfunction to excite the audience. I’m working with the idea of kindness as a type of creative generator, a motor to build a different type of energy.”
– George Stamos



Performances
January 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 at 8:00pm

Venue
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne Mance

Admission
Show regular $28
Show discount $22
Show group (10+) and 14 years and under $16
Accompanying person for spectators with an handicap $0

Box Office
514-982-3386
m-a-i.qc.ca/en/event/one-kind-favor/
m-a-i.qc.ca/en/box-office/


Performers: Karla Etienne, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, George Stamos
Choreographer/Artistic Director: George Stamos
Music: Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, “In Touch” by SUUNS + JIMH
Sound Direction: Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, George Stamos
Lighting Designer: Lee Anholt
Outside Eye: Sophie Corriveau
Text: Karla Étienne, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, George Stamos
Video Director: George Stamos (featuring Karla Etienne, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh)
Creative Contribution: Sara Shelton Mann

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