ANIMAL TRISTE

February 13-15, 8pm

Visceral and highly charged, Animal Triste investigates how instincts drive relationships, despite delusions.

Featuring Montreal-based, Guest Company, MAYDAY. Choreography by Melanie Demers.

Animal Triste comes to the prairies for the first time with an impressive history of acclaimed success all over the world, including performances in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Brazil, France, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Israel, the United States, and more. Featuring a cast of dancers from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Dancers: Marc Boivin, James Gnam, Brianna Lombardo, Léa Noblet Di Ziranaldi

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MAYDAY: distress call dispatched mainly by boats and aeroplanes. In use since the early 20th century, probably derived from the French expression “Venez m’aider!” (Come help me!).

For the choreographer and artistic director of MAYDAY, Mélanie Demers, the stage is a platform for performers to reflect as a group, a space for calling into question the role of the artist and the genre of theatre, and where our collective and individual fates are pondered. She does not subject audiences to accusatory harangues, nor does she wallow in a mood of sterile resignation: she simply draws our attention to the dark side of the human condition. Her works are at once a cry for help and a call for change. Hence the name MAYDAY: in the eyes of Mélanie Demers this word is imbued with equal parts hope and despair.