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Sunday, February 7, 2010

5:00 pm

[“Band + Poetry” Happy Hours]


Chinatown in an intimate version of Pierre-Alain Faucon and Félix Dyotte.

With the collective Maman Lion: Daniel Leblanc-Poirier, Virginie Beauregard D and Shawn Cotton.

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec

Free admission

In French. Chinatown for a small room features Pierre-Alain Faucon and Félix Dyotte, the group’s pioneers and lead writers. It’s an imagistic musical fantasy show that is bright and hummable. Their first album, Cité d’or, evoked a perfect world, an ideal city rife with the promise of unfulfilled dreams. From there, it’s been a flow to romantic pop, Tarantino-style spaghetti western, moody ballads and pop grooves. Sharing their pared-down poetry and cinematic universe, will be the terrifying collective Maman Lion featuring poets Daniel Leblanc-Poirier, Shawn Cotton and Virginie Beauregard D.

8:30 pm

[Shows at 8:30 pm]

Sky de Sela: Maintenant

Sky de Sela with French double bass player Benoît Jayot and Montreal viola da gamba player Pierre-Yves Martel.

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In French. Authentic to the marrow, this circus artist (and sister of our dear departed Lhasa) gives the first North American performance of her solo show. A surprising and hilarious dialogue between language and the mute gestures of her clown.

11:00 pm

[Night Shift]

Night Shift: Joe Jack et John

Hosted by Alexis O’Hara.

Musicians: Bernard Falaise and Michel F Côté.

In first part: the company Joe Jack et John.

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec

Free admission

Open mic, bilingual. Joe likes to work with intriguing artists of all types. His goal is to create that sense of unfamiliarity essential to the thinking process and to genuine poetry. Jack prefers collaborative theatre in which the work is written with the actors. John continues to integrate animals, kitsch objects, pop music, English and grass carpets into his performances. Together, they are Joe, Jack and John, and they explore the boundaries between theatre and performance.