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Francophone Theatre

From 10 am to noon and 1 pm to 3pm, September 12, 13 & 14

This year le Théâtre du Trillium, in collaboration with the Interactive Studio of the National Film Board of Canada and Zones Théâtrales, will inaugurate its research laboratory in digital creation. This national research laboratory explores the endless potentials of the encounter between live arts and the digital world.

For its first year, the laboratory will focus on the role of live art in the articulation of a creative vocabulary in the field of virtual reality. Whether it is to create immersive original works, pieces accompanying stage creations, or to immerse audiences at the heart of creation and its processes, our goal is to enable artists to discover and innovate with the new artistic possibilities of this ultra contemporary medium. This massive project will accompany on a conceptual and technological level, a series of projects interested in creating a dialogue between live art and virtual reality.

A/R_V is a unique initiative that plunges artists and audiences in the heart of research and creation, convinced that it is the role of live art to breathe a soul into technology.

Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard 
Louis-Richard Tremblay
Martin Viau 

Tuesday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NAC Salon:

Equipped with an immersive 360° video camera, Magali Lemèle crossed the Atlantic and brought back the images that inspired her workshop production Dans le bleu. Thanks to virtual reality, viewers will be invited to spend a little time on the deck of the sailboat, soothed by the cadences of the writer’s words. A unique experience and the perfect complement to Magali’s workshop presentation at the Zones, Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.:

The members of the group FET.NAT present an experimental musical representation of the transfer of hacked personal data. By capturing these data and converting them to MIDI sequences that affect their instruments’ sound, the group aims to represent the invisible movement of our personal data in sound form.

Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.:

The BOG (ou Petit guide pour restructurer votre vie) project is an attempt to redefine the theatrical connection between the artist and the audience. Directed by Dillon Orr, this virtual reality experience features four actors (from Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Moncton) exploring a new approach to virtual creation and rehearsal space.