Following a preview during the OFFTA in front of a packed house at Restaurant Mon Nam, the happening Dans nos villes is kicking off its series of free performances throughout Montréal, from June 23 to 28.
Filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist Khoa Lê gathered twenty artists around this project. Writer Jonathan Bernier wove a tale inspired by the legends of Vietnam – the actress Macha Limonchik performs it live – seven artists illustrated it in video segments – a scenography that adapts the projections and the show’s mechanic to every venue – and seven audio artists take turn creating the soundscape of the installation.
By adapting to its venues and the work of its artists and designers, Dans nos villes becomes a festive and eclectic encounter between the artists and the public in a mix of genres, art forms, artistic approaches and cultures.
TRAILER : vimeo.com/270007630
Saturday June 23 at 7 p.m. at Centre CLARK – 5455 De Gaspé Avenue #114
Adapting its scenography to the context of an art gallery, Dans nos villes separates its narrator and its musician for a performance/installation carried by the beats and soundscape designed by artist Ouri.
Presented in collaboration with the Centre d’art et de diffusion CLARK.
Information and reservation : bit.ly/DNV_23juin
Sunday June 24 juin at 7 p.m. in an apartment – 6836 St-Denis Street
Dans nos villes sets up in an apartment where people live, leaving traces of their daily routine, for an intimate, ambulatory performance during which some 50 spectators will be transported by the voice of performer Gabriel Dharmoo.
Information and reservation : bit.ly/DNV_24juin
Monday June 25 at 9 p.m. at the Molson Park – Beaubien Street / Louis-Hébert Avenue
Dans nos villes invites families to a picnic performance under the stars, at the Molson Park in the heart of Rosemont, where it will be projected on a big screen with a film music backdrop by Foxtrott.
Presented in collaboration with Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and l’arrondissement Rosemont Petite-Patrie.
Information and reservation : bit.ly/DNV_25juin
Tuesday June 26 at 7 p.m. at Quan-Am pagoda – 3781 De Courtrai Avenue
Dans nos villes is imbued with the sacred character of the Quan-Am pagoda and the sound design of Simon Gervais, exposing the narrative, geographic, sensible and poetic territories present in this tale.
Information and reservation : bit.ly/DNV_26juin
Wednesday June 27 at 7 p.m. at the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) – 3680 Jeanne-Mance Street
In the MAI theatre, Dans nos villes places the musicians of Dear Criminals and its narrator on stage, in front of an audience, under 3 giant screens for a stage performance of its evolving event.
Presented in collaboration with the Festival de Nouveau Cinéma (FNC).
Information and reservation : bit.ly/DNV_27juin
Thursday June 28 at 7 p.m. at la Société des arts technologiques [SAT] – 1201 St-Laurent Blvd.
For its evening at the SAT, Dans nos villes becomes a large-scale installation with the simultaneously ambient and interactive electronic sounds of musician Ben Shemie.
Presented in collaboration with la SAT and Les Enfants.
Information and reservation : bit.ly/DNV_28juin
DANS NOS VILLES
Video Artists Félix-Antoine Boutin, Julie Favreau, Scorpion Dagger, Khoa Lê, Jean-François Lesage, Diane Obomsawin, Julie Tremble Stage Direction Khoa Lê Narrative Macha Limonchik Text Jonathan Bernier General Coordination and Assistant Direction Caroline Boucher-Boudreau Scenography Odile Gamache Production Direction (Field) Bertrand Caussé Technical Direction and Lighting Mathieu Denoncourt Sound Design Jean-François Blouin Costume Kate Lecours Make-up Janick Sabourin-Poirier Graphic Design Le Séisme Illustration Mathieu Labrecque Video Editing Mathieu Grondin
DANS NOS VILLES – from June 23 to 28 juin, 2018