Because the creative process and the artistic life do not consist of performances only, the Festival TransAmériques is once again proposing a series of opportunities for discussion and for sharing with the artists, in both the presentation venues and at the Quartier Général (QG), with dialogues, meetings and debates, plus round table discussions and concerts, not to mention meeting the performers, directors and designers on the dance floor! All these encounters are unique, and they are all free of charge.
A place for debate and reflection by day, the Festival QG is transformed at night into the perfect place for prolonging the pleasure of the performance with food, talk, drink and dance!
SATURDAY, MAY 23
11 A.M. The director Alvis Hermanis > In English
12:30 P.M. The choreographer Yasmeen Godder > In English
SUNDAY, MAY 24
11 A.M. The director Denis Marleau > In French
12:30 P.M. The dancers of Sasha Waltz > In French and English
SATURDAY, MAY 30
11 A.M. The director Béla Pintér > In French
12:30 P.M. New Territories of Creation Round Table Discussion with Frédérick Gravel | Julie Andrée T. | Catherine Tardif | Francis Monty > In French
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
3 P.M. The Role of International Festivals in Promoting and Developing the Performing Arts Round Table Discussion > In French and English
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5:30 P.M. International Touring – Providing the Proper Tools Round Table Discussion > In French
SUNDAY, MAY 24
5:30 P.M. Bringing War to the Stage Round Table Discussion with play wrights Ritta Baddoura (Lebanon), Motti Lerner & Dafna Rubinstein (Israel) > In French and English
MONDAY, MAY 25
5:30 P.M. An Artist at Home with the Sciences with Stéphane Gladyszewski > In French
TUESDAY, MAY 26
5:30 P.M. The choreographer and director Jan Fabre > In French
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
5:30 P.M. FTA Feedback Session Featuring Young Artists Round Table Discussion with 20 young artists from France, Guadeloupe, Belgium, Mexico, Chile, Germany, Israel and Quebec > In French
FRIDAY, MAY 29
5:30 P.M. Concert MUTEK
TUESDAY, JUNE 2
5 P.M. The director Brigitte Haentjens > In French
THURSDAY, JUNE 4
5 P.M. New Theatre In Chile Round Table Discussion with Guillermo Calderón and other leading figures of Chilean theatre > In English
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
5:30 P.M. The director Pippo Delbono > In French
18 festive evenings punctuated by four big parties
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 10 P.M OPENING FESTIVITIES
SATURDAY, MAY 23 10 P.M
FRIDAY, MAY 29 10 P.M.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6 10 P.M. CLOSING PARTY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 AT 6 P.M.
Fourteen years after his memorable presentation of Maîtres anciens, Denis Marleau returns to the work of Thomas Bernhard. Véronique Patte Doumbé interviews the director on the stage set of Les Aveugles. He talks about the various aspects of his directing career. Discover also the life and work of the Austrian writer in a portrait of Thomas Bernhard concocted from rich archival material.
AU-DELÀ DE LA RAMPE : INTERVIEW DE DENIS MARLEAU> VÉRONIQUE PATTE DOUMBÉ [FR., 2005, 25 MIN, BETA SP]
UN SIÈCLE D’ÉCRIVAINS : THOMAS BERNHARD (1931-1989)> JEAN-PIERRE LIMOSIN [FR., 1998, 48 MIN, BETA SP, V. O. FR. ET ALL., S.-T. FR.]
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 AT 6 P.M.
In 2003, the Italian director Pippo Delbono and his troupe went on tour in Israel and Palestine with Guerra. Delbono brought back from their journey a rich canvas of images and impressions that nourished his theatrical research on difference and exclusion. “I wanted to see through the eyes of a child, open and expectant.”
GUERRA> PIPPO DELBONO [IT., 2003, 61 MIN, BETA SP, V. O. IT., ANGL. ET ARABE, S.-T. FR.]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 AT 6 P.M
The Flemish director, performer, choreographer, sculptor and artist Jan Fabre explores the limits of art as well as the those of the spectator. The documentary tracks him during rehearsals of his play Perroquets et Cobayes, performed in Paris in 2002. With the participation of Marina Abramovic, Els Deceukelier, Mike Figgis, Emio Greco and Jan Hoet.
JAN FABRE, L’HOMME QUI MESURE LES NUAGES
> CAROLINE HAERTEL | MIRJANA MOMIROVIC [FR.-ALL., 2003, 70 MIN, BETA SP, V. O. ALL. ET ANGL., S.-T. FR.]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 AT 6 P.M. & SATURDAY, MAY 23 AT 5 P.M.
This twofold event presents hip hop in a new light, first via the adaptation of Me and my choreographer in 63 by the Brazilian Bruno Beltrão. It features the dancer Augusto Hermanson, accompanied by spontaneous movements of his own voice. The second part is a portrait of young Palestinian artists who use hip hop as a vehicle for comprehending and confronting their reality.
DIVAGATIONS DANS UNE CHAMBRE D’HÔTEL
> PHILIPPE BARCINSKI | DAINARA TOFFOLI [FR., 2005, 25 MIN, BETA SP, V. O. PORTUGAISE, S.-T. FR.]
SLINGSHOT HIP HOP
> JACKIE REEM SALLOUM [É.-U., 2008, 89 MIN, BETA SP, V. O. ARABE, ANGL., HÉBREU, S.-T.FR.]
FRIDAY, MAY 29 AT 4:30 P.M.
In July 2007 the company Ex Machina, under the direction of Robert Lepage, travelled to Russia for the first time to present, in one month, four of its plays. The director Jocelyn Langlois takes the spectator backstage for a look at this colossal human adventure.
EX MACHINA EN RUSSIE, L’INACCESSIBLE ÉTOILE
> JOCELYN LANGLOIS [QUÉ., 2009, 53 MIN, BETA SP, V. O. FR.]
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TUESDAY, APRIL 7 AT 7 P.M.
SASHA WALTZ – 1
This filmed portrait of the choreographer Sasha Waltz depicts the exhilarating progression of her work from 1992 to 2007. Dialoge 06 features Sasha Waltz at work on her Dialogue interdisciplinary projects, as she explores the former pumping station Radialsystem V.
JARDIN DES DÉLICES> BRIGITTE KRAMER [ALL., 2008, 59 MIN, DVD, V. F.]
DIALOGE 06 > BRIGITTE KRAMER [ALL., 2008, 20 MIN, DVD]
TUESDAY, APRIL 14 AT 7 P.M. À 19H
SASHA WALTZ – 2
Sasha Waltz choreographed the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell with twelve dancers and fifty-one musicians, choral singers and soloists. Inspired by the emotional complexity of the work, she concentrated on two main characters, Queen Dido of Carthage and Aeneas.
DIDO & AENEAS> PETER SCHÖNHOFER [ALL., 2005, 98 MIN, DVD]
TUESDAY, APRIL 21 AT 7 P.M.
SASHA WALTZ – 3
Allee Der Kosmonauten is a family story. Sasha Waltz creates a strange portrait of the cohabitation of three generations in a city. Simultaneously ironic, tender and cruel, this multiaward winning production has been performed all over the world.
ALLEE DER KOSMONAUTEN> SASHA WALTZ, ELLIOT CAPLAN
[ALL., 1999, 58 MIN, DVD]
TUESDAY, APRIL 28 AT 7 P.M.
SASHA WALTZ – 4
A room where the vestiges of the past are evident. The last remaining refuge. The catastrophe outside is destroying everything, threatening the captives inside. With their current work Gezeiten, Sasha Waltz and her ensemble of sixteen dancers investigate the transformations. to which life is continually subjected.
GEZEITEN> SASHA WALTZ [ALL., 2005, 110 MIN, DVD]
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The Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD), the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and the Festival TransAmériques invite festivalgoers to discover four Lebanese and Israeli writers, all of whom are recipients of a special writing award. The result of a fundraising initiative organized by the playwright Wajdi Mouawad, the purpose of this project was to commission dramatic works about the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon. Written in French, English, Arabic and Hebrew, the scripts will be read in French.
SATURDAY, MAY 23 AT 2 P.M.
MOTTI LERNER ISRAEL
AU BOUT DE LA NUIT
TRANSLATED FROM THE HEBREW BY LAURENCE SENDROWICZ
A family in Israel has decided not to flee the city, despite bomb attacks by Hezbollah. An entire family marked by military service attends the wedding of their second son.
STAGED READING: LORRAINE PINTAL
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SATURDAY, MAY 23 AT 5 P.M.
YOUSSEF RIKKA LEBANON
33 PRIÈRES DANS LE VENTRE DE LA BALEINE
TRANSLATED FROM THE ARABIC BY MARIE TAWK GHOCH | RITA YAZIGI
In this whimsical piece, characters such as flowers, a sheik, Aladdin, a stag and a camel-man engage in discussions aboard trains, in libraries and along the road.
STAGED READING: ALICE RONFARD
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SUNDAY, MAY 24 AT 1 P.M.
RITTA BADDOURA LEBANON
ORIGINAL FRENCH VERSION
Two young Lebanese women, one in Beirut and the other in Stockholm, write to each other for the 33 summer days of the war unfolding on screens—computer and television screens and screens of memory and desire.
STAGED READING: MARIE-JOSÉE BASTIEN
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SUNDAY, MAY 24 AT 3 P.M.
DAFNA RUBINSTEIN ISRAEL
DU TEMPS À L’INFINI
TTRANSLATED FROM ENGLISH BY MARYSE WARDA
Yianna’s pimp Avi decides to renew contact with his brother David, an army officer. Passing themselves off as a couple, they use the camp to recruit clients..
STAGED READING: EMMA TIBALDO
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Saturday May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Centre Pierre-Péladeau
Scientific Direction: Dr Roger M Hobden
Initiated in 2007 as part of the Festival TransAmériques, this colloquium creates an opportunity to share on the physical, psychological, social and political aspects of the artists' health.
Tickets available at the FTA ticket office and at the door before the colloquium