Oct 07

THUS SPOKE…Uncensored & Contradictory

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Theatre Junction GRAND is thrilled to open its Flanagan Theatre season with Montréal’s Thus Spoke…, from October 18 - 21, 2017, as part of Springboard Performance’s Fluid Festival. 

Thus Spoke… is a collaboration between two of Montreal’s brightest, rock’n roll young talents. The show confirms the richness of anti-conformist sentiment coming out of the ‘new wave’ in Montreal,” said Mark Lawes, Theatre Junction’s Artistic Director.

Hendrix meets Nietzsche meets rock and roll meets pop art. Cheeky and devilishly sexy while playing with, and undermining, the conventions of theatre and dance, four characters take on and expose the contradictions of society. From the art of wasting time to the privilege of not having to care, to crowd-funding to committing a political murder, Thus Spoke… runs the gamut from the insane to the profane.

Theirs is a theatre of combat – provocative, reckless, constructive. An entanglement of forms and a fusion of energies, the production offers an experience that promises to be far from tepid. They are not trying to create dance in the poetic or expressionist sense. The characters do not move “like they should.” The intent is to arouse and stir the imagination of the spectators, without lecture.

Creators Étienne Lepage and Frédérick Gravel have been creating work for over a decade - Lepage has been described as “the voice of a generation that rejects the status quo,” while Gravel is seen by many as one of the most significant dance artists to emerge in the past 10 years.

Since graduating in Dramatic Writing from the National Theatre School of Montréal, , Lepage has expanded as a playwright, screenwriter, translator and transdisciplinary creator. Based in Montréal, his work is shown all over North America and Europe.

Gravel is a choreographer, dancer, musician and lighting designer who has been active on the Montréal scene, turning the structures of choreography upside down and merging various elements of rock and performance art into his work.


Tickets are on sale at theatrejunction.com or 403.205.2922.

Editor’s note: This post was written/provided by Aldona Barutowicz to promote Theatre Junction GRAND. If you would like to promote your Downtown business or event, please email [email protected]

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