For a quick look at what shows open when this season, check out the 2021 Openings At-A-Glance page.

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, show dates and information may have changed. Refer to each production’s official site for the most current details.

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MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

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3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada
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http://m-a-i.qc.ca

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March 2021

CAD $10

Bijuriya

Gabriel Dharmoo
March 16 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from March 16-20
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Gabriel is a music composer and experimental vocalist. Bijuriya is a drag artist engaging with South Asian culture. Gabriel values innovation and risk taking as he navigates Eurocentric artistic scenes. On social media, Bijuriya lip-syncs her way into the hearts of brown queers. Both of them have marginal practices but they have very different audiences. Gabriel and Bijuriya are one person; it’s time to bring them together on one stage.

Presented at the MAI from March 16-20.

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CAD $10

Bijuriya

Gabriel Dharmoo
March 17 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from March 16-20
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Gabriel is a music composer and experimental vocalist. Bijuriya is a drag artist engaging with South Asian culture. Gabriel values innovation and risk taking as he navigates Eurocentric artistic scenes. On social media, Bijuriya lip-syncs her way into the hearts of brown queers. Both of them have marginal practices but they have very different audiences. Gabriel and Bijuriya are one person; it’s time to bring them together on one stage.

Presented at the MAI from March 16-20.

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CAD $10

Bijuriya

Gabriel Dharmoo
March 18 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from March 16-20
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Gabriel is a music composer and experimental vocalist. Bijuriya is a drag artist engaging with South Asian culture. Gabriel values innovation and risk taking as he navigates Eurocentric artistic scenes. On social media, Bijuriya lip-syncs her way into the hearts of brown queers. Both of them have marginal practices but they have very different audiences. Gabriel and Bijuriya are one person; it’s time to bring them together on one stage.

Presented at the MAI from March 16-20.

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CAD $10

Bijuriya

Gabriel Dharmoo
March 19 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from March 16-20
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Gabriel is a music composer and experimental vocalist. Bijuriya is a drag artist engaging with South Asian culture. Gabriel values innovation and risk taking as he navigates Eurocentric artistic scenes. On social media, Bijuriya lip-syncs her way into the hearts of brown queers. Both of them have marginal practices but they have very different audiences. Gabriel and Bijuriya are one person; it’s time to bring them together on one stage.

Presented at the MAI from March 16-20.

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CAD $10

Bijuriya

Gabriel Dharmoo
March 20 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from March 16-20
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Gabriel is a music composer and experimental vocalist. Bijuriya is a drag artist engaging with South Asian culture. Gabriel values innovation and risk taking as he navigates Eurocentric artistic scenes. On social media, Bijuriya lip-syncs her way into the hearts of brown queers. Both of them have marginal practices but they have very different audiences. Gabriel and Bijuriya are one person; it’s time to bring them together on one stage.

Presented at the MAI from March 16-20.

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CAD $10

Deux solitudes dans une même présence

Ariana Pirela Sánchez
March 26 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances on March 26-27
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Sometimes you have to leave home in order to understand your roots and fall back in love with what you’d seen too frequently to appreciate before. Deux solitudes dans une même présence explores the (re-)construction of identity through uprooting and the body in exile. The experience of migration intimately informs this solo piece by Venezuelan choreographer and dancer Ariana Pirela Sánchez, where the body, carrying its ancestral memories, is seen as a vehicle for desire, resistance and resilience. Embracing the form of a confessional narrative, the artist explores themes of forgetting, confabulation and rejection in the face of cultural assimilation in order to exhume her deepest memories.

Presented at the MAI on March 26 & 27.

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CAD $10

Deux solitudes dans une même présence

Ariana Pirela Sánchez
March 27 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances on March 26-27
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Sometimes you have to leave home in order to understand your roots and fall back in love with what you’d seen too frequently to appreciate before. Deux solitudes dans une même présence explores the (re-)construction of identity through uprooting and the body in exile. The experience of migration intimately informs this solo piece by Venezuelan choreographer and dancer Ariana Pirela Sánchez, where the body, carrying its ancestral memories, is seen as a vehicle for desire, resistance and resilience. Embracing the form of a confessional narrative, the artist explores themes of forgetting, confabulation and rejection in the face of cultural assimilation in order to exhume her deepest memories.

Presented at the MAI on March 26 & 27.

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April 2021

CAD $10

Tuning In

Imago Theatre
April 2 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from April 2-4
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Imago Theatre presents a commissioned series of three new short audio plays penned by women playwrights from across Canada. Tuning In tackles issues of care, denial and fear. Exploring new perspectives reflecting our fast-changing realities and the truths that bind us together, the series invites us to question our silence or inaction when faced with the inequities that have long plagued our communities.

Presented by Imago Theatre from April 2-4 at the MAI

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CAD $10

Tuning In

Imago Theatre
April 3 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from April 2-4
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Imago Theatre presents a commissioned series of three new short audio plays penned by women playwrights from across Canada. Tuning In tackles issues of care, denial and fear. Exploring new perspectives reflecting our fast-changing realities and the truths that bind us together, the series invites us to question our silence or inaction when faced with the inequities that have long plagued our communities.

Presented by Imago Theatre from April 2-4 at the MAI

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CAD $10

Tuning In

Imago Theatre
April 4 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from April 2-4
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Imago Theatre presents a commissioned series of three new short audio plays penned by women playwrights from across Canada. Tuning In tackles issues of care, denial and fear. Exploring new perspectives reflecting our fast-changing realities and the truths that bind us together, the series invites us to question our silence or inaction when faced with the inequities that have long plagued our communities.

Presented by Imago Theatre from April 2-4 at the MAI

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CAD $10

Ephemeral Artifacts

Theatre Passe Muraille
April 13 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from April 13-17
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Ephemeral Artifacts uses tap dancing and storytelling to explore the histories of tap and jazz, and the connection of these intertwined genres to black bodies. Professional tap dancer Travis Knights draws us in with his signature style, both intimate and intricate, encouraging audiences to listen to the stories, and the bodies, that have been kept alive through dance and oral traditions. The lineage of tap is both a meditation and a metaphor; on rhythm, adaptability, improvisation, and resistance through racialized bodies.

Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille and Anandam Dancetheatre Productions at the MAI from April 13-17.

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CAD $10

Ephemeral Artifacts

Theatre Passe Muraille
April 14 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from April 13-17
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Ephemeral Artifacts uses tap dancing and storytelling to explore the histories of tap and jazz, and the connection of these intertwined genres to black bodies. Professional tap dancer Travis Knights draws us in with his signature style, both intimate and intricate, encouraging audiences to listen to the stories, and the bodies, that have been kept alive through dance and oral traditions. The lineage of tap is both a meditation and a metaphor; on rhythm, adaptability, improvisation, and resistance through racialized bodies.

Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille and Anandam Dancetheatre Productions at the MAI from April 13-17.

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CAD $10

Ephemeral Artifacts

Theatre Passe Muraille
April 15 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from April 13-17
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Ephemeral Artifacts uses tap dancing and storytelling to explore the histories of tap and jazz, and the connection of these intertwined genres to black bodies. Professional tap dancer Travis Knights draws us in with his signature style, both intimate and intricate, encouraging audiences to listen to the stories, and the bodies, that have been kept alive through dance and oral traditions. The lineage of tap is both a meditation and a metaphor; on rhythm, adaptability, improvisation, and resistance through racialized bodies.

Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille and Anandam Dancetheatre Productions at the MAI from April 13-17.

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CAD $10

Ephemeral Artifacts

Theatre Passe Muraille
April 16 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from April 13-17
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Ephemeral Artifacts uses tap dancing and storytelling to explore the histories of tap and jazz, and the connection of these intertwined genres to black bodies. Professional tap dancer Travis Knights draws us in with his signature style, both intimate and intricate, encouraging audiences to listen to the stories, and the bodies, that have been kept alive through dance and oral traditions. The lineage of tap is both a meditation and a metaphor; on rhythm, adaptability, improvisation, and resistance through racialized bodies.

Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille and Anandam Dancetheatre Productions at the MAI from April 13-17.

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CAD $10

Ephemeral Artifacts

Theatre Passe Muraille
April 17 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from April 13-17
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Ephemeral Artifacts uses tap dancing and storytelling to explore the histories of tap and jazz, and the connection of these intertwined genres to black bodies. Professional tap dancer Travis Knights draws us in with his signature style, both intimate and intricate, encouraging audiences to listen to the stories, and the bodies, that have been kept alive through dance and oral traditions. The lineage of tap is both a meditation and a metaphor; on rhythm, adaptability, improvisation, and resistance through racialized bodies.

Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille and Anandam Dancetheatre Productions at the MAI from April 13-17.

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CAD $10

Je ne vais pas inonder la mer

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
April 30 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances on April 30 to May 1
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Je ne vais pas inonder la mer is a danced elegy that explores the role our relationship with mothers and our heritage play in the construction of femininity. This solo piece by Mexican choreographer and performer Sonia Bustos, draws from her personal history and search for identity, tinged with the pain of grieving her mother and grandmother. At the crossroads of questions on feminine condition, lineage, and memory, the artist explores the phenomena of reminiscence through theatrical dance, awakening all five senses.

Presented at the MAI on April 30 & May 1.

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May 2021

CAD $10

Je ne vais pas inonder la mer

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
May 1 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances on April 30 to May 1
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Je ne vais pas inonder la mer is a danced elegy that explores the role our relationship with mothers and our heritage play in the construction of femininity. This solo piece by Mexican choreographer and performer Sonia Bustos, draws from her personal history and search for identity, tinged with the pain of grieving her mother and grandmother. At the crossroads of questions on feminine condition, lineage, and memory, the artist explores the phenomena of reminiscence through theatrical dance, awakening all five senses.

Presented at the MAI on April 30 & May 1.

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CAD $10

1+1=0: performances in preparation for death

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
May 12 @ 7:30 pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

1+1+0: performances in preparation for death is a participatory art ritual inspired by the ceremony of washing and dressing the deceased, as featured in the 2008 Japanese film Departures, as well as the non-dualistic Buddhist concept of ‘self/Self.’ As a site for numinous research and a death meditation on intergenerational, queer and cross-cultural sites of love, this ritual and installation offers access to shifting and simultaneous layers of meaning accessible through perception, affect and energetic sensing. 

Presented at the MAI on May 12th

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CAD $10

Empty Mountain

Rajni Shah
May 12 @ 9:00 pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Empty Mountain is a meditation, a filling up followed by an emptying, a layering and unlayering. A moment of rest, echo, and surrender. As an audience member, you are invited to attend part one, part two, or both. Expect slowness, spaciousness, expansion, and letting go.

Presented at the MAI on May 12

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CAD $10

Gender Diasporist

Tobaron Waxman
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Gender Diasporist is an anti-colonial enactment of active refusal. This interdisciplinary live performance examines Tobaron Waxman’s application for Polish Citizenship as an out, transsexual person of Jewish heritage. Using video, photography, vocal performance and artifacts this auto-ethnographic project engages what Waxman calls ‘transsexual knowledge’, to interrogate how borders and concepts of citizenship make moral and ethical claims on bodies.

Presented at the MAI on May 13

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CAD $10

BABYLIFT

Anh Vo
May 13 @ 9:00 pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Anh Vo’s fragmented and collaged multi-media works combine the terror and pleasure of erotic hauntings. Named after a 1975 mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam to the U.S., resulting in a plane crash that killed 78 of those children, BABYLIFT confronts the afterlives of the Vietnam War (a.k.a. the Resistance War Against Imperialist America). Striving to queer a linear masculinist history, Vo weaves this together with cultural memories of the Civil Rights Movement, USAmerican freedom fantasies of the 1960s, and current leftist activism.

Presented at the MAI on May 13

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CAD $10

Real Talk # 2.0

Randy Reyes
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

Different parts club dance party, introverted protest, shy popsicle concert, extreme nap time, faux fur lecture installation, and healing circle, Real Talk # 2.0 deals with erotic ecologies and opaque dramaturgies of sex. Mobilizing queer club aesthetics, pulse, traum-ah, and collaboration with the unseen as a primary mover in the space, the work asks: “In the aftermath of a rupture, how do we tend to the wound ?” Electronic House music will throb throughout the space transforming itself into a live temporal sound bath revealing subliminal messages of what is at stake for us all, again and again, alone and together.

Presented at the MAI on May 14

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CAD $10

Hotter Than a Pan

Marikiscrycrycry
May 14 @ 9:00 pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

With a soundtrack composed by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, this assemblage of dance, text, and action attempts to further an aesthetics of melancholia and alienation, not as a political inhibitor, but as a nexus where radical poetics can be justified and proliferated. The show moves beyond the politics of identification and essentialism by leaning into the undercurrent, the emotional, the motorising, the affective, the non-narrative, and the non-linear.

Presented at the MAI on May 14

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June 2021

CAD $10

STRIKE/THRU

creature/creature
June 1 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from June 1-5
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

STRIKE/THRU is an interdisciplinary encounter between two old friends, Algonquin/French Canadian visual artist Nadia Myre and theatre artist Johanna Nutter, about the uncomfortable feelings around being native and/or non-native. Six members of the audience reconstruct a recorded conversation between culturally-mixed people, a guest writer reinterprets the artists’ intentions on a 1960s typewriter, and the playmates make records and reckonings of personal and political space. Oscillations of identity constructs ensue. A live impetus for conciliation and reconciliation, this work speaks to the current climate around Indigenous/Settler relations.

Presented at the MAI from June 1-5

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CAD $10

STRIKE/THRU

creature/creature
June 2 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from June 1-5
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

STRIKE/THRU is an interdisciplinary encounter between two old friends, Algonquin/French Canadian visual artist Nadia Myre and theatre artist Johanna Nutter, about the uncomfortable feelings around being native and/or non-native. Six members of the audience reconstruct a recorded conversation between culturally-mixed people, a guest writer reinterprets the artists’ intentions on a 1960s typewriter, and the playmates make records and reckonings of personal and political space. Oscillations of identity constructs ensue. A live impetus for conciliation and reconciliation, this work speaks to the current climate around Indigenous/Settler relations.

Presented at the MAI from June 1-5

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CAD $10

STRIKE/THRU

creature/creature
June 3 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from June 1-5
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

STRIKE/THRU is an interdisciplinary encounter between two old friends, Algonquin/French Canadian visual artist Nadia Myre and theatre artist Johanna Nutter, about the uncomfortable feelings around being native and/or non-native. Six members of the audience reconstruct a recorded conversation between culturally-mixed people, a guest writer reinterprets the artists’ intentions on a 1960s typewriter, and the playmates make records and reckonings of personal and political space. Oscillations of identity constructs ensue. A live impetus for conciliation and reconciliation, this work speaks to the current climate around Indigenous/Settler relations.

Presented at the MAI from June 1-5

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CAD $10

STRIKE/THRU

creature/creature
June 4 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from June 1-5
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

STRIKE/THRU is an interdisciplinary encounter between two old friends, Algonquin/French Canadian visual artist Nadia Myre and theatre artist Johanna Nutter, about the uncomfortable feelings around being native and/or non-native. Six members of the audience reconstruct a recorded conversation between culturally-mixed people, a guest writer reinterprets the artists’ intentions on a 1960s typewriter, and the playmates make records and reckonings of personal and political space. Oscillations of identity constructs ensue. A live impetus for conciliation and reconciliation, this work speaks to the current climate around Indigenous/Settler relations.

Presented at the MAI from June 1-5

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CAD $10

STRIKE/THRU

creature/creature
June 5 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performances from June 1-5
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montreal, QC H2X 2K5 Canada

STRIKE/THRU is an interdisciplinary encounter between two old friends, Algonquin/French Canadian visual artist Nadia Myre and theatre artist Johanna Nutter, about the uncomfortable feelings around being native and/or non-native. Six members of the audience reconstruct a recorded conversation between culturally-mixed people, a guest writer reinterprets the artists’ intentions on a 1960s typewriter, and the playmates make records and reckonings of personal and political space. Oscillations of identity constructs ensue. A live impetus for conciliation and reconciliation, this work speaks to the current climate around Indigenous/Settler relations.

Presented at the MAI from June 1-5

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