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THUS SPOKE…

Co-presented with Springboard Performance’s Fluid Festival

October 18 – 21, 2017

Spoken Word / Movement


UNEXPECTED. INDIVIDUAL. MONOLOGUES.

Hendrix meets Nietzsche meets rock and roll meets pop art. Cheeky and devilishly sexy while playing with and undermining the conventions of theatre and dance, four characters take on and expose the contradictions of society. From the art of wasting time to the privilege of not having to care about anything to crowd-funding to commit a political murder.

Thus Spoke… runs the gamut from the insane to the profane.

18 + sexual scenes and references, strong language and political content

90 minutes in length, no intermission

For more information on the show, please visit the Tickets and Media Tabs.

ARTIST TALKS

Ever wonder what inspiration is behind a piece of theatre or dance? Are you curious about where artists draw their inspiration from for their characters?

Artist Talks provide you the opportunity to pick the brains of writers, performers and have a conversation about the issues that brought a work to life. Artist Talks are free and take place on Thursday and Friday performance nights, immediately following the show.

Thursday October 19 – Melissa Tuplin, Dancer 

Friday October 20 – Ken Cameron, Playwright

DATE

October 18-21, 2017

Show starts at 8PM

PRICING

Regular – $40
Arts worker & Under 30 – $30
Student – $20

DISCLAIMER

18 + , sexual scenes and references, strong language and political content
90 minutes in length, no intermission

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday            9am – 5pm
Performance Weekends   Open 2 hours prior to show time

Contact our box office to buy tickets (403) 205-2922 or buy online here

EXCHANGE POLICY

Exchanges may be made for another performance of the same production with a minimum 24-hours notice and based on availability

An exchange fee of $3.75/per ticket will be applied

ARTISTIC TEAM

TEXT Étienne Lepage

MOVEMENT Frédérick Gravel

ARTISTIC DIRECTION Étienne Lepage AND Frédérick Gravel

PERFORMERS AT CREATION Daniel Parent, Marilyn Perreault, Éric Robidoux, Anne Thériault

SET DESIGN Frédérick Gravel ET Étienne Lepage

LIGHTING DESIGN Frédérick Gravel

COSTUMES Ellen Ewing

SOUND Stéphane Boucher

TECHNICAL DIRECTION Caroline Nadeau

TRANSLATION (TEXT) Chantal Bilodeau


A production of Étienne Lepage AND Frédérick Gravel

Executive producer Daniel Léveillé Danse

Coproduction Automne en Normandie ; Festival TransAmériques

Creative Residences Maison de la culture Frontenac; Agora de la Danse

Development Marie Andrée Gougeon; George Skalkogiannis

With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec AND Canada Council for the Arts

This production receives administrative/development support from Daniel Léveillé Danse company (Montreal, Canada) as part of its sponsorship project.

How I loved watching the four very talented cast members take the mic to challenge our minds. This well-written and directed 90-minute SummerWorks festival show captivated my attention from the beginning. Intrigued initially by the buzz the show was getting, and that it is a dance theatre production, I couldn’t wait to see this Montreal-based cast take the stage !”

 – Mooney on Theatre, Toronto (Canada)

Frédérick Gravel is arguably the most significant dance artist to emerge in Quebec in the past 10 years. He produces dance theatre – a combination of text and movement – that is sly and subversive.”

– The Globe and Mail, Toronto (Canada)

The benefits of effort – “It is not common on our stages that bodies and ideas merge so smoothly, while cleverly cultivating contrasts. Without a doubt, this show will remain as a turning point in the artistic paths of Gravel and Lepage.”

–  Revuejeu.org (Canada)

A free three-hour intensive class with visionary artists for local professionals.

Artists have the opportunity to learn in an intimate setting from visiting artists, in our main stage season, who are at the forefront of their art and often at the height of their careers.

Thus Spoke… Masterclass

Date: October 21

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Location: Theatre Junction GRAND, Flanagan Theatre

Register by e-mailing education@theatrejunction.com


Frédérick Gravel’s workshops are always related to his current choreographic research. This workshop will focus on an athletic and explosive body technique, on bringing the dancer’s attention to the present moment, and on accidents and risk management. Frédérick also takes interest in the dancers’ sensibility towards their presence on stage. He aspires to find a sort of dramaturgy of presence and is attentive to the relationship between dancers, in pairs or in groups. He will also share his improvisation tools in duet.

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Photo Credit: Brianna Lombardo

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