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Festival of New Dance: All Hell is Breaking Loose, Honey – Frédérick Gravel

October 7, 2017

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and see all the performances

8pm. No Latecomers.

Frédérick Gravel takes on the confusion of the contemporary American male, whether he hails from a bland suburb, a country road or a cowboy movie. He is accompanied by the musician Stéphane Boucher, a multi-instrumentalist who creates sound and music turmoil, Dave St-Pierre, the enfant terrible of trash choreography and Nicolas Cantin, an actor fascinated by clowning. Gravel himself is also onstage for the festivities for he is a musician, set designer and, as he likes to say, a “bad dancer who hopes to become an interesting bad dancer”. The music is performed live, the scratching of dirty chords. The lighting is vibrant, and the piece plays with irony and distancing. It is a tale of distraught men, the ordinary run-of-the-mill North American male – beer, T-shirts, baseball caps, cowboy boots, beer bellies and their hesitations, outbursts of violence, confusion, brusque changes of mood, right left, front and back, lurching in a drunken haze of beer and powerlessness. (source: Festival TransAmériques 2010)

Post Show Discussion in Cox & Palmer Second Space.

Main Stage Performances $20 students and seniors, $25 general (before HST, and Fees)

Festival Pass $100 (before HST, and Fees)

Includes all Mainstage and Multiform: Amanda Acorn performance at Eastern Edge Gallery



October 7, 2017