ARTS IN THE PARK

Événement TOHU

Stop by l’Abri or the Cube for a festive and friendly cultural atmosphere!

L’Abri des arts and Boisé, two timeless spaces located in outstanding parc Frédéric-Back, will be dedicated to artistic performances for the whole family. TOHU has prepared a series of performances and workshops with local dance, circus and theatre companies. A mix of genres to escape through creativity and enjoy a bonding time for all ages: guaranteed awe!

On the menu:

July 14 – Circus

Location: l’Abri
11 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes

Julius Bitterling and his colleague César Mispelon, National Circus School graduates, have been seen at MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE, in Coups de coeur and in HÔTEL, a new creation by cirque Éloize. The hand in hand duo explores its relationship at an even more abstract level to go further in the nonsense. Losing each other a bit, trying other ways to communicate, finding other sides to their discipline, and diversifying our performance vocabulary. A research on the art of listening and slowness, with strength, plasticity of two bodies, nothing and all.

July 21 – Music

Location: l’Abri
11 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour

Luminescent, a duo by Harpe & Handpan, is an introduction to the Tibetan bowl and other music instruments. Be prepared for a journey, far away from the ground, the finger on the relaxation trigger. The audience will fly during their face to face embroidered with thoughtfulness and elegance. From the beginning, we feel the obvious connection of their instruments, as if the carbon fibre Celtic harp embraced the handpan made of steel alloys. It’s sensual, atmospheric, and sometimes meditative, especially when Tibetan bowls join in on the fun.

July 28 – Tale

Location: l’Abri
11 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes

Voix de la Jungle by Frank Sylvestre is an African and Martiniquan storytelling; an encounter with all jungle animals: lions, parrots, monkeys, and many others talk, question, love, reject and try to devour each other … naturally! Each story is accompanied by a different African music instrument (djembe, balafon, tamboa, kalimba). For the whole family.

July 29 – Circus

Location: Cube
11 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes

In the picnic area, discover D’argile by Jimmy and Érika, two circus artists in a brilliant acro-dance and clay juggling performance.

August 5 – Music workshop

Location: Cube
10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes

In the Secteur du Boisé picnic area, Adama Daou offers two balafon and djembe introduction workshops.

August 11 – Circus

Location: l’Abri
11 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes

AWEYE MANON! by Le Gros Orteil. Mademoiselle Manon, a naive and exuberant women from the audience, works as a waitress at the local restaurant. She arrives right on time for the show. Miracle! The artist doesn’t show up. She takes his place, find herself right in the centre and must climb on the trapeze, few! A secret… Mademoiselle Manon will use the opportunity to find the man of her dreams. An interactive and funny show for the whole family.

August 18 – Writing workshop

Location: l’Abri
11 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour

Les bons mots, by Valérie Beaulieu, is a writing workshop inspired by “Type-Ins”, popular in Canada and the United States. This workshop has participants rediscover—or discover for the first time—the joy of writing using a typewriter. Following a brainstorm session to find words related to kindness, participants can make their own envelopes filled with positive words for a loved one.

Typewriters, paper and everything needed to mail will be made available to participants.

August 25 – Contemporary dance

Location: l’Abri
10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 25 minutes

Children of chemistry by Sébastien Provencher. From the fashion show to a football field, from femininity to hyper-masculinity, Children of chemistry is a play that confronts, questions, and moves. Through a repetitive dance to popular and sports references, the choreographer addresses with humour the stereotypes and the concept of virility.

August 26 – Clownish tale

Location: Cube
10 a.m.: Performance and 10:45 a.m.: Workshop
11:30 a.m.: Performance and 12:15 p.m.: Workshop
Duration
Performance: 30 minutes
Workshop: 20 minutes

H20oo by Trunk Collectif. This clownish performance tells the tragicomic-poetic-musical story of Amanda and Gregorio, fishing in their boat, singing and drinking bottled water which they throw in the sea… Enjoy the funniest of ecological tales!
A cultural mediation workshop will be offered after the performance.
Performers: Lynne Cooper and Damian Nisenson

*This activity is free and is on a first come, first served basis

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