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Duo en Vitrine

  • Performance
  • Theatre
  • Points of View
  • Storytelling
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PHI Centre Espace Rhino + Espace Plateau
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3

1 pm, 2:30 pm & 4 pm

Duration of the performance + discussion: 40 minutes

General admission: Between $10 and $20

The value of the ticket is at your discretion.

Taxes and fees not included

Please note that both the performance and discussion with the audience will be in French. 

An in situ performance by a loving duo presented on a soundtrack made from testimonies of citizen’s love stories.

The performance will be presented in French and will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

A co-production by

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Duo en Vitrine is an in situ performance project which consists in creating amorous duets inspired not only by the natural scenographies of the places where the performances are presented, but also by a soundtrack made up of excerpts of testimonies of the beginnings of love stories told by 7 couples of citizens.

This project was strongly inspired by the new collective reality imposed by the current pandemic, namely the physical distance of everyone. For months, we missed the others: the elderly saw little or no loved ones, lovers struggled to meet each other, polyamory had almost become a danger, families were scattered, single people remained single, etc. Everyone needs physical connections and even if the possibilities of doing so evolve according to the pandemic, the fact remains that there are restrictions that constrain and act as barriers, which is where the idea of ​​creating a series of Duos in Vitrine started from this “impossibility” by using as a binding physical element of a couple, the windows which overlook the outside of public places, including places of diffusion, which have been left without public for a year.

Théâtre I.N.K. is specialized in the creation of works that combine theatre, physical play and images, the creation of the Duos en Vitrines is an opportunity to continue this research. Added to the physical limitation imposed by the window and to the gestural and/or danced vocabularies that each place will inspire, there will be the presence of this soundtrack where we hear extracts from stories of the beginnings of inspiring love stories told by 7 couples of citizens of different ages, origins and sexual orientations, as a source of hope in this particular time when the proximity of bodies is more difficult and where we have seen each other through windows, showcases, plexiglass and patio doors so often. In addition to the stories of love stories, the soundtrack of the performance will also include a 3-minute scene interpreted by the actors and written by the author assigned to the Duo en Vitrine, Mireille Tawfik.

CREDITS

  • Based on an original idea by
    Marilyn Perreault and Annie Ranger

    Excerpts collage and writing
    Mireille Tawfik

    Director
    Clara Prieur

  • Sound design
    Mykalle Bielinski

    Performers
    Éloïse Guertin and Cha Raoutenfeld

    Assistant director and stage manager
    Félix-Antoine Gauthier

  • Illustration
    Bungalobungalo

    Citizen interview participants
    Anatole Desbaies, Jade Préfontaine, Annick Terral, Jeannot Perreault, Nicole Pellerin, Sarah Cliche, Fares Lassoued, Wanderson Santos Damaceno, Michel Gionet, Sophie Gionet-Santos, Anna B. Moulounda, Claude Flamand, Ankitaa Rajaa and Lesley Charters Cotton

  • For the creation of this project, Théâtre I.N.K. received financial support from the following organizations: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Cole Foundation

Only 3 performances!

Come experience the magic of live theatre.

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