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Program 2013

23may17:007july

Mask Movements

Exhibition
The individual disappears under the mask; more than a uniform, the mask evokes the symbolic and plays a role in the movements of force or opposition. Inspired by the incredible cre...
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23may17:002june

Our Guests’ Masks

Exhibition
Traditional masks by First Nations’ people of British Columbia, Japanese 18th century masks, a romanian mask from the traditional carnival of the new year cycle, our guests h...
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23may17:002june

Kanaval

Exhibition
Photo exhibition Each year, Jacmel, a coastal town in Southern Haiti, holds pre-Lenten Mardi Gras Festivities. Troupes of ‘performers’ act out mythological and politica...
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23may18:00

Opening Ceremony

Festive events
Autour d’un cocktail dînatoire relevé, venez vivre une soirée animée en compagnie de plusieurs de nos artistes invités....
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24may25june

Masks of the World

Exhibition
Traditional masks from the five continents. Borrowed from the Réseau Biblio de l’Estrie....
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24may08:152june

At the School of Mask

Exhibition
From kindergarten to secondary schools, many classes have been participating in mask-making workshops with the artists of the festival. The children`s art work will be exposed in d...
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24may16:0025june

Insubordinate Rites

Exhibition
Theatrical, tribal, folkloric; funny, frightful, and political: such are the many facets explored by artists, with or without their knowledge, of the universe of masks. We asked mo...
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25may14:00

Tamat

Performance
“Welcome to my house, here you will find tranquility!” An old woman from another age welcomes people around her mat for a cup of tea.  After taking time to settle hers...
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25may16:00

The White Woman

Performance
With The White Woman, Magali Chouinard takes a tender look at how solitude can be a special place, a place where we can discover and rediscover ourselves. By daring to be silent, ...
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25may17:00

Démonstration ouverte de sculpture de masque

Other
Sous nos yeux, les mains expertes de Mike Dangeli sculpteront un masque de bois dont les racines sont issues de la tradition des Premières Nations de l’Ouest canadien, si r...
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25may20:30

Dead Man Rises and Other Short Shows

Performance
Dead Man Rises presents a simple myth involving a man and a river, eerily amplified by the use of megaphones placed at the edges of the stage. “There is a dead man laying in the...
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26may1erjuneIn collaboration with the Conseil de Culture de l'Estrie

Introduction to Noh Theater

Workshop
Noh is a form of traditional Japanese theatre founded in the 14th century.  It is a masked theatre influenced by Zen Buddhism, employing minimal, codified movements with diaphragm...
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26may10:00

Nature’s Masks and Mimicry

Conference
Morning lecture with coffee and croissants The mask in nature? Far from being farfetched, masks are evident throughout nature and their use is a fundamental survival skill. There a...
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26may14:00

Dialogue: Bach and Samourai

Performance
The Ausonia ensemble is based in Belgium. Through the play of Masato Matsuura, master of noh theatre and Japanese martial arts, the ensemble will interpret extracts from the second...
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26may16:00

Mask and Motion Improvisations

Lever de rideau
Studio MDE, a company of masks and motion based in St. Camille, presents a series of guided improvisations featuring ten children between 5 and 9 years old, who will perform on sta...
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26may17:00

7 Mascarades

Lever de rideau
7 Mascarades nous invite à découvrir un jeu de tableaux pleins de surprises, de rire et de poésie, habités par des créatures masquées et des objets étranges qui se transfor...
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26may19:30

Ephemeron

Performance
Ephemeron plays with the seemingly opposing notions of performance and media as transitory experiences, and the idea of a timeless event inside a short-lived moment.  In doing th...
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27may19:30

Outlaw Mask

Panel
The mask – an art form, a sacred object, and cultural symbol – became a wonderful means of expression and protest from young and old during the printemps erables. Suddenly, the...
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28may19:30

Felix Mirbt: The Mask and the Pupeteer

Conference
Presentation and demonstration of masks and totem objects made by Felix Mirbts. Felix Mirbt was born in Germany in 1931. In 1954, he became a resident of Québec. His artistic jour...
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29may19:30

Carnaval

Conference
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30may19:30

The Masks of the North-West Coast First Nations

Conference
This co-lecture by Mike and Mique’l Dangeli offers an in-depth view of the masking dancing traditions of the Tsimshian and Nisga’a First Nations. They also speak about the comp...
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31may17:00

Stories from Karl Valentine to Raymond Devos

Lever de rideau
Midway through their theatre studies programme at College Lionel-Groulx, student actors have been exploring a variety of types of theatre and masks during their second year under t...
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31may19:30

Kino-Kabaret

Festive events
Kino est un mouvement cinématographique québécois organisé, dont les débuts remontent en 1999 à Montréal, et qui compte maintenant quelques dizaines de cellules à travers ...
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1june13:30

Public Presentation of the Noh Workshop

Lever de rideau
As a traditional Japanese theatre originally presented for the samurais, noh is extremely ritualistic and codified. Specific masks represent characters whose gestural styles are ac...
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1june15:00

Who still doesn’t have their Mask?

Festive events
In preparation for the parade and the masked ball, you are invited to create your very own mask in a creative environment with a multitude of materials and technical assistance ava...
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1june17:00

Who wants to “flashmob”?

Festive events
Pour tous ceux qui souhaitent s’investir encore plus dans le défilé masqué, rendez-vous sous le Toit-des-4-temps pour préparer des surprises aux marcheurs (type flashmob...
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1june19:00

Parade

Festive events
This is the celebration of the village! After having seen masks and heard all that has been said about them in all their shapes and sizes, everyone is invited to put their mask on ...
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1june20:30

Masked Ball

Festive events
Invited artists: Obatala...
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