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FRIMAS, French contemporary creation in Quebec

January 24, 2014 | By Francecanadaculture Québec

The Institut français and General Consulate of France in Quebec inaugurate the Frimas program, with a series of French cultural events to be presented in Quebec in 2014.

Frimas will initiate the idea of a rise in France-Quebec exchanges, encouraging risk-taking in a most modern and demanding approach to creation. This year will also be devoted to highlighting the newest generations in all artistic fields, with more emphasis to be placed on female creation. This will also broaden French-Quebec relations by paving the way for bold collaborations on the North American continent, in Canada with the exclusion of Quebec, and the US. A number of artistic proposals will serve as an opportunity to establish a dialogue on a continental scale by boosting common networks and creating new partnerships.

Undergoing constant development, the Frimas program augurs a truly bright winter with La Construction d’un rêve, with the recording performance of the latest Arthur H album, and Les Rois du Suspense by the Compagnie Grand Magasin.

Spring will be just as appealing with Les couples imaginaires, a manifest exhibit by Olivier Ciappa, the digital worlds of AntiVJ and 1024 architectures, the successes of the Avignon Festival 2013,  D’après une histoire vraie by Christian Rizzo, Les particules élémentaires by Julien Gosselin and Germinal by Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger.

Then, the invigorating shows of Focus France at the Complètement Cirque (Complètement cirque) Festival will follow, and the French programming of OSHEAGA and MEG Boat, the boat that sways to an electro beat. 

At the end of the year, Frimas will present plastic artists such as Loris Gréaud, Valérie Belin and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Oh les beaux jours by Marc Paquien with Catherine Frot, without omitting Quand je pense qu’on va vieillir ensemble by the Les Chiens de Navarre troupe.

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