Dérive de nuit

Interdisciplinary journey

Caroline Robert and Vincent Morisset - Studio AATOAA
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
  • In-person event

  • Français
  • Ages 9-14

  • Approx. 1 hour
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 10:00 am French sold out
Thursday, April 4, 2024 10:00 am French Seats available
Friday, April 5, 2024 10:00 am French Seats available

“Hunting for your treasure”

The ship’s foghorn sounds: now boarding for a trip to an island known as the Cemetery of the Gulf, the terror of sailors. This nocturnal excursion in the form of a live poetic performance can be undertaken on your own or with your family, but you’ll have to be prepared to lose your bearings a little ... in order better to find yourself. 

We follow the trail of a mysterious woman on her way to the unknown. Along her drifting path, she meets a treasure hunter, a mischievous girl, three nuns, and even a wrecked piano! We never see this woman, but she’s always there, described by four magnificent stage performers who bring her to life through their stories at the microphone, their drawings on a light table, their songs, and the guitar and harmonium. 

In this dream-like show, we listen to the melting ice and imagine unspoiled lands, filled with deer and unusual stones that we turn over to discover vestiges of shipwrecks, or traces of ourselves. 

In French ● Ages 9+

REMIX Workshop
Led by the director of the show, the four performers of Dérive de nuit invite the audience to participate in an interdisciplinary jam. After the performance, they will make available to the audience "materials" from the show (sounds, film sequences, actions, materials, phrases from the story), which will then be remixed live by the artists to create an original tableau! A concrete and playful way to learn about interdisciplinary creation and to extend the experience of the show!
(Offered after each performance. Duration: 20 minutes)


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    Creation and adaptation Anne-Marie Guilmaine
  • claudinerobillard-credit-julie-artacho
    Creation and Interpretation Claudine Robillard
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    Sets and Interpretation Julie Vallée-Léger
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    Music and interpretation Karine Sauvé
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    Music and interpretation Frédéric Auger
  • Created by Système Kangourou, loosely based on the film Bermudes (nord) directed by Claire Legendre
  • Adapted for the stage Anne-Marie Guilmaine (with the participation of the performers)
  • With Claudine Robillard as the paths, Julie Vallée-Léger as the humours, Frédéric Auger as the landscapes, and Karine Sauvé as the winds
  • Sets Julie Vallée-Léger
  • Music Frédéric Auger et Karine Sauvé
  • Lighting Marie-Aube St-Amant Duplessis
  • Images Claire Legendre, for the film "Bermudes (nord)" – cinematography by Franck Le Coroller
  • Dramaturgical consultant Mélanie Dumont
  • Costumes Jeanne Dupré
  • Technical director Gabriel Duquette
  • Production manager Andrée-Anne Garneau
  • Producer Système Kangourou
  • Supporters Espace Libre, La Chapelle – Scènes contemporaines, Théâtre du Tandem, le Cube, Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles, Productions Recto-Verso, Conseil des Arts de Montréal, Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec

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