[​Rentrée culturelle] 10 shows to see on the stage and on the track


aWokening, by Winnie HoWinnie Ho immersed herself in her difficult and distant personal relationship with her birthplace, Hong Kong. Eager to highlight the complexities of her diaspora, she questions the connection to the roots once the arrival on a new land, notably through the use of the wok. With aWokening, she also examines her queer identity and delivers it to the public. At the Agora du coeur des sciences from September 21 to 25.

driftsby Lucie Gregoire An emblematic artist of contemporary dance in Quebec, the choreographer and performer Lucie Grégoire unveils her solo this fall drifts. She embodies the drifts of a world, but also personal drifts, by inhabiting the space, with poetry, to the music of the Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir. At the Agora de la danse from September 28 to October 1.

The Rite of Springby Pina Bausch Here is a great classic not to be missed. This version of the late and legendary Pina Bausch takes up the essence of her Sacred in 1975, Stravinsky’s masterpiece, with around thirty dancers from 14 African countries. For months, the German choreographer transmitted her work to the École des Sables, south of Dakar, founded by the famous Germaine Acogny. At the Maisonneuve theater from October 5 to 8.

Bush dancing To discover the talents of tomorrow, you have to go to Danses buissonnières. Five recently graduated artists present their first professional choreographic creation there. Eclectic evenings that allow them to explore a personal creation for about ten minutes to reach the public for the very first time. At Tangente from October 8 to 11.

The Day the Wild Criedby Kimberley de Jong + Jason Sharp Water, desert and metal inspired Kimberley de Jong and Jason Sharp for their creation The Day the Wild Cried. Like a journey through three landscapes, the musician and the dancer also draw on the representations of the city and capitalism that connect them. They then learn to adapt and survive. At La Chapelle on October 24, 25 and 28.

Translucentfrom Mecdy Mystic Rootz, and Kisiskaciwanby Jeanette Kotowich During this double evening, you can dive into the mystical universe of Mecdy Mystic Rootz. Between the spirit world and the physical world, he uses his dancing body to find answers to his life. In the second part, Jeanette Kotowich travels within herself and her Métis origins. Inspired by her summers in the Kah-tep-was valley, she embodies the feelings of that past. At Tangente from November 2 to 6.

Dog Risingby Clara Furey A trio of performers craft a hypnotic ritual, imitating both energy flows and life itself. Together, the three dancers draw an incessant spiral with their bodies to challenge the public. With Dog Risingchoreographer Clara Furey continues her research after Cosmic Love (2017), where she was already inspired by kinesthetic and physical phenomena. At Usine C on November 10 and 12.

My island, my heart, 7 fingers In a brand new space, the Studio-Cabaret of Espace St-Denis, the 7 fingers company will present its show My island, my heart. Between first love and new flame, this one evokes the journey of a newcomer, guided to Montreal. A show about emotions and travel that also pays homage to the metropolis and its river through acrobatic circus, theater and dance. At Studio-Cabaret – Espace St-Denis from September 8 to 25.

Ghost Light. Between the fall and the flightCircus Machine Presented as a Montreal premiere and as the last stop on its tour, the show Ghost Light. Between the fall and the flight highlights two artists and their modified Korean board. This, which rotates 360 degrees, also allows them to design the musical score live. The sounds picked up by the microphones positioned directly on the board then act as a sound environment. At La Tohu from November 9 to 12.

corteoCirque du Soleil During the holiday season, find the Cirque du Soleil! The legendary company returns to Montreal to (re)discover corteo. Entertainment and impulsiveness will then be at the rendezvous in this piece which wanders between heaven and earth and which pays homage to the clown Mauro. At the Bell Center from December 21, 2022 to January 1, 2023.

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