november, 2018

08novallday10alldayOTTAWA - Actoral Festival(All Day) La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, 33 avenue King-Edward

Event Details

The Actoral Festival and the Théâtre du Trillium gather together to offer you the best of performing arts and contemporary writtings. A unique opportunity to discover original performances and singular artists, for the first time this year in Ottawa !

5 performances will be presented at the Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardin in Ottawa between thursday and saturday.

General Entrance: 30$

Festival Pass: 70$

Presented in collaboration with le Théâtre du Trillium (Ottawa), actoral (Marseille) and l’Usine C (Montréal) under the actoral festival Ottawa 2018, first International Biennale for arts and contemporary writings.


November 8, 2018, 8pm
Theater for general audiences
Studio A
Duration : 45 minutes (followed by a performance by Fairfield/Clément)

Halfway between performance art, choreography, theatre and visual arts, Miet Warlop investigates transitory states of matter and the dynamic of bringing life to the stage. She creates sculptural and sensory experiences live, in which instruments and materials are at play, bringing to mind possible definitions of the artistic act.


November 9, 2018, 7pm
Theater for general audiences
Studio A
Duration : 90 minutes

Because in everyday life, I am sometimes a man, sometimes an animal, but more often than not an impairment in between. My mind always oscillates between reason and insanity. Always this battle between applying an exemplary protocol or the impulse to just spit in a face.

Perpetually facing the dilemma of destroying everything and starting again, or just cry in front of the immensity of an absolute that I can not reach.

This deep opposition, this indefinable discomfort, by constantly wanting to blur the common codes, disfiguring them, and by wanting to play with behavioral codes, strangeness, ineptitude, we find ourselves before one thing; a strange thing, that has lost all common sense and external consensus, a pulverized eco-system; Me, this small patch of flesh, nerves and restrained anger.

Facing the absolute void, facing the loss of identity, in a form of unconscious fabulation, I disturb, I disturb myself. No reaction, whether chemical, epidermic or psychic, is in phase with me. I could just say I’m next to myself. Or behind. Or ahead.

I must relearn to articulate my body, my ideas. How can I do it in the ambient void?

Néant (void) is the fill that surrounds me.
Néant (void) is the shit that you put in my mind.
The words faith, resilience and adversity no longer have any value.

We fucked it up. Bye.


November 9, 2018, 9pm
Theater, 16 years old and +  (scenes of nudity and sexuality)
Studio A
Duration : 5 hours performance (people can come and leave freely)

Dave St-Pierre and Alex Huot get to the very core of intimacy. Fléau is a performance object flirting with contemporary dance and visual art. It puts on display the dynamics of relationship fusion and push-pulling, and the links between these polar opposites. Fléau is a car accident; a collision between the aesthetics of a show for children and those of soft-porn.


November 10, 2018, 7pm
Studio A
Duration : 35 minutes

Perfomances created by the author Thomas Clerc on the topic of books. Thomas Clerc is a writer, columnist and performer. He penned Maurice Sachs le désœuvré in 2005, which was published by Les Editions Allia. Since 2007, all his books have been published by L’Arbalète/Gallimard. His latest book Poeasy, which came out in February 2017, is comprised of 751 poems in free verse. A monthly columnist at Libération, he also creates custom-made performances for the venues that present his shows (Actoral Marseille, Palais de Tokyo, Théâtre du Rond-Point, Centre Pompidou, Festival Concordanse with the choreographer Julie Desprairies, Maison de la Poésie, etc.)


November 10, 2018, 8pm
Studio A
Duration : 75 minutes

Displaying a dark sense of humour and a taste for the absurd, this frantic and delicate new piece by Hubert Colas explores solitude, silence and disorder in relationships, nations, networks and communication.


november 8 (Thursday) - 10 (Saturday)


La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins

33 avenue King-Edward

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