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Youngnesse

 

a new projets hybris work
bilingual (en + fr)

Sept. 24, 2018, 7 pm
Sept. 25,27,28, 2018, 8 pm
La Chapelle - Scènes contemporaines, Montréal

director: Philippe Dumaine
dramaturgy: Marilou Craft
lights: Hugo Dalphond
technical manager: Nicola Dubois
live music: DRY SEC
(Mathieu Arsenault, Laurence Gauthier-Brown, Samuel Gougoux, Simon Provencher)
with:
Maude Arès, Antoine Beaudoin Gentes, Angie Cheng, Sarah Chouinard-Poirier, Danièle Simon
 

 

Youngnesse is an ensemble piece reflecting on the political energy of youth. Dance, theatre, music, performance and visual art come together in a series of tableaux about a generation galvanized by the transformative potential of collective action. What kind of future can we imagine, realistically? When we cannot decide whether to shout, protest, withdraw, or escape, the only defense mechanism left is the energy we have.

Youngnesse is youth torn between utopian idealism and nihilistic disillusionment. It’s the despair and anger caused by the suppression of marginalized ideas, but also a celebration of innovation and invention that emerge from struggle. With a physical language that is mutable, intense, and unstable, bodies manifest utopian imaginings that dissipate as quickly as they are formed. Eschewing narrative for a performative mode, alternative hopes and dreams coalesce into an acerbic, vital, luminous riposte to an unbearably morbid status quo.

 

Produced by projets hybris, Youngnesse is an updated version of a 2016 show presented at Aux Écuries for OFFTA. It is supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Conseil des arts de Montréal. Creative residencies were held at Hexagram UQAM, La Chapelle, Espace Cercle carré and Carrefour culturel de Notre-Drame-des-Prairies.

projets hybris wishes to thank Marie-Claude Garneau, Grégory-Yves Fénélon, Patrick R. Lacharité and Audrey Rochette
for their involvement at different points of the research on Youngnesse.

 
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Photo: Maude Arès
In the photo: Marilou Craft
Lights: Hugo Dalphond 

Mediation activities

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Talkback with the artists after the show
Host: Marilyn Farley, responsible for audience development and mediation at La Chapelle

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
La bibliographie de Youngnesse
Event organized in collaboration with L'Euguélionne, librairie féministe
Host: Camille Toffoli, member of the collective of L'Euguélionne
Facebook event and more information

Bibliography

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Gagnon, Madeleine. 1975. poélitique, Les herbes rouges no. 26
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Gaulin, Huguette. 1983. Lecture en vélocipède : poésie 1970-1971. Les herbes rouges
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Documents

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