Tickets in advance € 6/4, € 9/7 on the door
With D. Kimm, Alexis O’Hara, Fortner Anderson, Michel Vézina, Bernard Falaise, Michel F. Côté, Luciane Pinto.
Montreal is one of the liveliest, most experiment-friendly and most innovative cities in North America. The “Multimedia by Montreal. Room of Lost Steps” project will be presenting Montreal’s pulsating poetry scene. Dance, music and video projections are fused with text and spoken word. Voices are electrified and the poetic becomes automatic. Poetry and electronics merge into a single entity. The four Quebecer poets D. Kimm, Alexis O’Hara, Fortner Anderson and Michel Vézina produce their texts on the basis of dramatic effect and emphasise the performative aspects of language. They will be performing with musicians Bernard Falaise and Michel F. Côté and dancer Luciane Pinto.
The performer-artists remain in constant communication with one another, equally with the musicians and the dancer. During their performance, they alternate constantly between English and French. The hierarchy between text, voice and gesture is dismantled, as is the hierarchy between languages and accents. The musicians speak, the poets move, the dancer sings. The performance is synchronised with projections, film scenes and a live on-stage camera and all these elements are fused together via text fragments translated into German. Multimedia by Montreal is a co-production with Les Filles électriques.
With kind support from the Canadian Embassy, the Representation of the Government of Quebec, the Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
Sponsored by the Capital Cultural Fund