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Shows at La Sala Rossa

February 10

8:30 pm

Goddess, Alive or Dead?

Tomson Highway (piano and voice)
Patricia Cano (voice)
Ulrich Kempendorff (saxophone)

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In English. One of North America’s leading Aboriginal writers, Tomson Highway presents his words and songs in a very special evening. He is joined onstage by Patty Cano, an actor with Arianne Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil, and Eastern European saxophonist Ulrich Kempendorff, whose wistful notes lend just the right feeling to the Cree composer’s nostalgic music. An exceptional opportunity to see three old friends perform, after honing their talents in Europe for years, in the intimate, romantic setting of La Sala Rossa.

Recorded by CBC Radio One 88.5 FM

February 11

8:30 pm

Jolis garçons

Animé par Guizo LaNuit (Alexis O’Hara)

les poètes Jean-Paul Daoust et Dany Boudreault
l’acteur et metteur en scène Marcel Pomerlo
l’acteur performeur Lucas Jolly
le (parfois) acteur Martin Faucher (Aaron Pollard et Stephen Lawson)

Et au piano:
Tomson Highway

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In French. An eclectic cabaret with Tomson Highway on the piano and seven gay happy boys.

February 12

8:30 pm

Semeurs de troubles

Avec les poètes:
Daphnée Azoulay
Thierry Dimanche
Kim Doré
Benoît Jutras
Jonathan Lamy
Tania Langlais
Hector Ruiz

Et le groupe Caniche Hara-Kiri:
Anick Bouchard: voix
Valérie Nadon: voix, clavier
Benjamin Proulx-Mathers: guitare
Moïa Jobin-Paré: batterie
Guillaume Duchesneau: violon, guitare, mélodica
Laurent Desjardins: basse, contrebasse
Maxime Bouchard: basse, accordéon

Projections: Pierre-Yves Girard

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In French. The powerful voices of a new generation of poets, with music and songs by a dynamic new band.

February 13

8:30 pm

Body and Soul 3

Animé par D. Kimm

La chorégraphe Dana Michel
Les musiciennes performeuses Lou + Suzanne Babin
La performeuse Sylvie Laliberté
La chanteuse Senaya
La poète et performeuse Catherine Lalonde
La performeuse Mylène Roy

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In French. These seven inspired and inspiring women bring intensity, intrepidity and generosity to the stage.

these are not harmless girls
these are women with powerful spirits and talents to match
who have cut their paths through the world
as they wield the French language
in their own inimitable ways

February 14

8:30 pm

Love and Kisses from Vancouver

Hosted by Alexis O’Hara


The Fugitives:
Barbara Adler, Brendan McLeod, Mark Berube, CR Avery

Storyteller Ivan Coyote
Singer Kinnie Starr

Dancers and performers (now living in Montréal)
Deborah Dunn
Chanti Wadge

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In English. Vancouver calling! A blind date with performers from the other end of the country: a transgenre cowboy, wicked poets, a First Nations rapper, fierce dancers/performers… It’s bound to be love at first sight!

February 15

8:30 pm

Histoires de pêche

In French. Big fish stories about the one that got away… not a word of exaggeration!

February 16

8:30 pm

Combat contre la langue de bois, deuxième round

Spectacle animé par le grand manitou de Macadam Tribus:
Jacques Bertrand.

Simon Brault (homme de culture!)
Olivier Choinière (homme de théâtre)
Jim Corcoran (chanteur)
Gilbert Dupuis (dramaturge et professeur)
Tomás Jensen (chanteur)
Jérôme Minière (chanteur)
Francine Pelletier (journaliste et réalisatrice)
Jean-François Poupart (poète, professeur et éditeur)
Samian (rappeur algonquin)
Michel Vézina (écrivain, journaliste et… cracheur de feu!)

Interventions musicales et mise à mort des discours trop longs:
Olivier Langevin et Fred Fortin

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In French. One soapbox, ten people, six minutes each, two crazy musicians and Jacques Bertrand to crack the whip. No right of reply. No second chance. Don’t miss it! (Unfortunately for us anglos, this year in French only.)

telling it like it is
we give the floor to people with something to say
who aren’t shy about saying it
round two of a boxing match against inertia and indifference…
6 minutes to deliver the knockout blow

February 17

8:30 pm

Spectacle du genre debout…

In French. The FVA closing show: let loose and go loco with Loco Locass and their guests.

to turn politics into poetry
takes spunk and language savvy
don’t take our word for it
open your eyes and ears at the closing party