Git Hayetsk Dancers (Colombie Britannique)
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You’ve been dreaming of acquiring an original made-to-measure mask for a theater piece? You want to experience facial appearance through a new medium? In this 3-day workshop, you...
The masked village
Wander around the village and you’ll be amazed by our local talents! Children from our primary school, students from l’École de la Montée in Sherbrooke and École de l’...
Many artists from the Eastern Townships working with as many different media share the walls of the Espace Hortense and of Félix-Leclerc Hall to expose us to their vision of the...
Stories in the Forest
To salute Spring and honour the Abenakis territory on which we live, we invite you outside in the forest for a very special happening!
2 pm: Abenakis story with N...
The scaring and fascinating zombies are just actors who are transformed by various techniques and products. Janick Lussier, who studied visual arts at Cégep Limoilou, will transfo...
Zombie – Le mort-vivant autopsié (Autopsy of the Undead)
For over ten years now, marches have been organised in the streets of many cities in which people wear latex prostheses and bloody make-up for the simple pleasure of being a living...
Les Affamés (o.f.v. Ravenous)
The municipalities of Ham-Nord and St-Adrien served as sets for the filming of the movie Les Affamés in 2016. So we are very excited to show the film during the Zombie special of ...
Discovering Native Mask Theater
Initiation workshop on the divining theater method developed by Ondinnok in recent years, using natural objects, bones, stones and masks which were created for our recent shows. We...
Masks in every sens
The festival’s team is, let’s say… keen on masks! So much in fact that we want to share with you the rich documentation discovered during the two-year-research leading to 201...
Students from the Option Théâtre du Cégep de St-Hyacinthe are presenting three series of masks, from the conception to the final product, including pictures from the shows. The ...
A first opportunity to share a special moment – and a drink – with artists from the festival. Exhibition opening, buffet dinner from the Québénakis caterer and surprise perfo...
The Langage of the Kuba Masks
This conference is an invitation into the world of the Kuba from Central Africa.
Guy Mushagalusa Chigoho créated in 2014 in Montreal Espace Mushagalusa, a center for african cultu...
Carte blanche to Ondinnok
Lever de rideau
The festival opening under the protection of native masks! The founders of the native theater company Ondinnok, Yves Sioui Durand and Catherine Joncas, offer us an intiatory journe...
Lever de rideau
An authentic slam embodying the athmosphere of real life. The artist’s words take us through two identities, like masks, sometimes rough, sometimes crude, always relevant. É...
Walking towards the ancestors: the role of masks in Ondinnok theatre
For many years, Canadian Indigenous peoples have been flourishing and expanding. In their practice, they have been reconnecting with their ancestral culture and techniques while re...
Among masks, puppets, animated film and video projections, a succession of graphic universes takes on a life of its own at the heart of nature. In these landscapes of forest and wa...
Avatars and masks in virtual reality
In the world of virtual reality, everyone wears a mask. Until we have cameras that allow us to project ourselves in 360 degrees, we have no choice but to use a graphic representati...
Mama Khan – Lakota Earthsong
Mama Khan is part of a vast project combining masks, songs, storytelling and myths from the First Nations, called Les 13 chemins de Grand-Mère Terre. Mama Khan – Lakota Eart...
Et pourtant elle tourne (extract)
Lever de rideau
Two masked scenes extracted from an interdisciplinary performance composed on a canvas of abstract mime.
Tania Hernandez, an artist with mexican roots, studied at École du Mime de...
What is Cultural Appropriation?
In the last year, cultural activity was rich in controversy surrounding the notion of cultural appropriation. Generally defined as using elements of one culture by members of anoth...
What is there beyond what we see through the window or hear from the floor above?
Imobilhados (in Portuguese, a pun on “real estate/apartment” and “marooned/stranded”) is a...
The Fog Mask
A young boy goes on a quest to find a mask that will save his village. A story about masks told without a mask! In partnership with the St-Camille library, this story is presented ...
Horned, hairy, jangled: Discovering the traditional masks of Europe
In the streets and squares of many European cities and villages, many strange figures can be seen during the low season. They are horned, hairy, cloaked in leaves or coloured fabri...
Come immerse yourself in the universe of Japanese dances and stories. The masked dancers and actors will be accompanied on stage by a Taiko player (typical Japanese percussions) an...
Who doesn’t have his mask yet?
Join us for our traditional joyful and creative mask workshop. Bring your own recycled material or draw from the festival’s supply, but most of all, let your imagination free!...
Lalla Aicha – The Berber Song of Water
A young woman meshes her intimate recollections with ancestral memories to create a link with everything that survives the passage of time. Wearing an old woman’s mask, she lets ...
Made anonymous by a mask or transformed from head to toe, the whole community gathers with artists, volunteers and trainees of this year’s festival for the traditional parade on ...
Festival’s artists, volunteers and public gather for this BBQ. Bring your appetite… and your chair!...
The Kino-Kabaret movement was born in Montreal in 1999 and has now many different groups around the world. The idea is to create a short film within a short time frame. Everything ...
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