Gestes impies et rites sacrés

Cérémonie baroque en plusieurs tableaux

All audiences from 15 years-old

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The heavens have long been abandoned and ancient rituals have slowly withered away. Humans are now struggling to find their place in the world. No longer knowing how to mark life’s milestones – how to become an adult? How to love, to make amends, to die? —, they seek to escape the insignificance of their condition. Some of those, who are spending their lives groping in the dark, attempt to regain a bit of their humanity by inventing new rituals.

A Pire Espèce and Festival des TransAmériques co-production, co-presented with Espace Libre.

Authors: Mathieu Gosselin, Marc Mauduit, Francis Monty
Director: Francis Monty
Preformers: Céline Brassard, Mathieu Gosselin, Marcelle Hudon, Denys Lefebvre, Alexandre Leroux, Anne-Marie Levasseur, Marc Mauduit
Assistant director: Manon Claveau
Set: Jonas Veroff Bouchard
Lighting: Martin Sirois
Sound design: Nicolas Letarte
Costumes and props: Julie Vallée-Léger
Artistic advisors and choreographers: Olivier Ducas, Frédérick Gravel
Production management: Clémence Doray

Néo-Cochon for theatrical innovation (at the Carte Prem1ères 2010 Gala des Cochons d’or)
– Cochon de chiffon for best costumes (at the Carte Prem1ères 2010 Gala des Cochons d’or)

“An enchanting, otherworldly show, reminiscent of a carnival, in the Bakhtinian sense of the word, an exhilarating juxtaposition of the grotesque and the sacred.” – Christian Saint-Pierre, Le Voir

“Breathtakingly rich” – Alexandre Cadieux, Le Devoir

“The creators’ ingenuity is a constant delight, for both our eyes and our minds.” – Alexandre Vigneault, La Presse

Gestes impies is perhaps the most dreamlike and most creative production we have seen from this company, which never ceases to surprise.” – David Lefebvre, Montheatre.qc.ca

“A maelstrom of originality.” – Le Détracteur constructif

Théâtre Espace Libre (Montréal, Québec)

Design Laurent Pinabel


Press kit (fr) (pdf)

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