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
“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)
October 18-21, 2017
Show starts at 8PM
Regular – $40
Arts worker & Under 30 – $30
Student – $20
18 + , sexual scenes and references, strong language and political content
90 minutes in length, no intermission
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
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
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 email@example.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.
Photo Credit: Brianna Lombardo
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.