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October 20, 2021 - October 23, 2021

Edon Descollines — Le magasin ferme

Hosted by Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI), Joe Jack et John

Location

Theatre du MAI, 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC, H2X 2K5, Canada

• Présenté en français L’écriture collective, l’autodétermination et l’interdépendance défendues par Joe Jack et John lui permettent d’aborder des questions sociales visant à faire entendre une parole peu écoutée. En empruntant aux vocabulaires des arts visuels et de la danse pour interroger la notion de norme sociale, la compagnie de théâtre performatif permet l’émergence de paroles intègres et libres, de même que la naissance de singularités esthétiques – comme celles d’artistes en situation de handicap. Cette posture politique unique permet à l'estimé Edon Descollines, par exemple, de mener de bout en bout le processus de création d’une œuvre en résidence. Artiste visuel, poète, danseur et acteur, le fertile créateur propose Le magasin ferme, une courte forme alliant performance, installation, spoken word, danse, vidéo et œuvres picturales. On s’y balade dans la mélancolie et la tristesse du quotidien, au cœur de la nostalgie d’une époque où les magasins, avant d’être confrontés au géant Internet, étaient le théâtre de rencontres, de possibles et d’échanges.

• Presented in French Through collective writing and an emphasis on self-determination and interdependence, Joe Jack & John dares to confront crucial social issues, with the aim of providing an outlet for voices seldom heard. Borrowing its vocabulary from the worlds of visual arts and dance, the performance theatre company encourages the emergence of free and honest voices, as well as the creation of aesthetic singularities – like those of artists with a disability. This unique political stance provides the esteemed Edon Descollines with a foundation on which to build a work in residence and to present the creative process from start to finish. Visual artist, poet, dancer and actor, the prolific creator presents Le magasin ferme, a short piece merging performance art, installation, spoken word, dance, video and visual imagery. The melancholy and sadness of everyday life is palpable and we are drawn to the nostalgia at its heart: a longing for the pre-internet world, when stores were a theatre of meetings, of possibilities and of shared experience.

Accessibility

Cette production fait partie de la programmation décontractée 21.22 de MAI. Une représentation décontractée désigne une représentation ouverte à tous, particulièrement aux personnes ayant un handicap sensoriel ou intellectuel, ou un trouble neurologique ou d’apprentissage, et aux personnes accompagnées de nouveau-nés. L’ambiance sonore et visuelle du spectacle ainsi que l’accueil seront adaptées pour créer un environnement calme et inclusif. Pour plus d'informations à ce sujet, contactez notre équipe de billetterie.

This production is part of MAI's 21.22 relaxed programming. A relaxed performance refers to a show that is open to all – particularly those with a sensory or intellectual disability, or a neurological or learning disorder, and for people accompanied by a newborn. The reception, soundscape and visual atmosphere are all designed to create a calm and inclusive environment. For more information, please contact our box office team.

Organizations

Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)

3680, rue Jeanne-Mance,, Bureau 103, Montreal, QC, H2X 2K5, Canada

Phone number: (514) 982-1812

Email: info@m-a-i.qc.ca

MAI is neither an institution nor a self-managed artist center. We often speak of MAI as a strange beast because of its multidimensional modus operandi and the peculiarity of its mandate. He is an inclusive, multicultural and multidisciplinary presenter offering an artist-oriented support program and the initiator of an annual community exchange and an audience development program called Public + . The MAI defends and supports the development, creation, presentation and promotion of intercultural arts (hybrid arts resulting from an amalgam of forms, genres, styles, disciplines and languages) intended for various audiences. It offers programs that stimulate dialogue about intercultural, intergenerational, interdisciplinary arts and related themes, while encouraging community and intercultural exchanges that transcend gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion, age, language or other sectarian axes of identity,marked or not. In other words, MAI is a space where dualities and pluralities are one. Ultimately, the MAI aspires that its programming and its public development and community exchange activities promote inclusion and offer a different perspective from “we”. He wants to be the home of artists for whom the communion of cultures is essential.

Joe Jack et John

1945 rue Fullum, Montréal, QC, H2K 3N3, Canada

Phone number: (514) 279-9821

Email: info@joejacketjohn.com

Venues

Theatre du MAI

3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC, H2X 2K5, Canada

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible Washroom
  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Wheelchair Accessible Seating
  • Gender Inclusive Washrooms
  • Elevator
  • Automatic Door