October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Until We Die

Transthéâtre Montreal
  • Directed by Brigitte Poupart

Who hasn’t imagined going back in time to alter the course of history and prevent the inevitable? In this new immersive experience by Montreal’s Transthéâtre, the beginning of the show is actually the end of the story, as actors and audience members share a dreamlike space in which time has stopped at a moment of chaos and destruction.  Through circus arts, dance, theatre and electronic music, the events that led to the disaster unfold in reverse, ultimately bringing the characters and audience back to the moment when the evening first began.

Until We Die is a metaphor for our world, with characters who are carefree and vital, and unaware of the tragedy that awaits.  For this ambitious work, creator Brigitte Poupart and her team of acclaimed collaborators are creating an immersive scenography that redefines the usual conventions surrounding the audience/actor relationship, that breaks the fourth wall and draws the spectator into a unique sensory experience. 

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Until We Die, Transthéâtre © PP Charbonneau
Until We Die, Transthéâtre © PP Charbonneau
Until We Die, Transthéâtre © PP Charbonneau

Company

Transthéâtre was founded in 1991 with the aim of creating theatre with political, social or philosophical elements.  To fulfill its mission, the company produces exclusively contemporary works that explore the contradictions and failings of the Western world. Those faults can be collective or individual, psychological or philosophical.  This philosophy is reflected in new works that situate the audience in relation to mass phenomena, and that break the formal conventions of the traditional audience-actor relationship.

The company’s multidisciplinary approach to production (dance, music, multimedia) gives full value to collaborations involving creative people from different cultural and artistic backgrounds.

Creative team

  • Directed by Brigitte Poupart
  • Music Alex McMahon
  • Choreography and costume design Dave St-Pierre
  • Scenography Patrick Binette
  • Sound design Mathieu Roy

National Creation Fund investment

The National Creation Fund’s investment of $180,000 will support several significant enhancements, including an additional workshop, the creation of original music, and an expanded cast.

Credits

A new partnership between Transthéâtre, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE and Multicolore (Piknic Electronik).

Performance dates

Premiering in 2021.


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