September 27, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Contes et légendes

2022-06-01 19:30 2022-06-04 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Contes et légendes

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/25541

In-person event

With his latest creation, Joël Pommerat delivers an anticipatory fictional documentary about the construction of self in adolescence and the myth of the artificial being. While his previous show, Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis, examined the origins of the French political system from the 1789 revolution onward, Joël Pommerat continues his investigation of contemporary values and identities, this time creating a slightly futuristic world where humans and social robots...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
June 1 - 4, 2022

June 2022

  1. Jun 1 2022
    Wednesday

    7:30pm

  2. Jun 2 2022
    Thursday

    7:30pm

  3. Jun 3 2022
    Friday

    7:30pm

  4. Jun 4 2022
    Saturday

    4:00pm

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Short stories of humans and androids

In-person event

With his latest creation, Joël Pommerat delivers an anticipatory fictional documentary about the construction of self in adolescence and the myth of the artificial being.

While his previous show, Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis, examined the origins of the French political system from the 1789 revolution onward, Joël Pommerat continues his investigation of contemporary values and identities, this time creating a slightly futuristic world where humans and social robots coexist. Like an anthropologist of the future, he observes a series of relationships between adolescents, adults and androids. More than yet another discourse on the dangers or the progress of artificial intelligence, Contes et légendes invites the audience to experience the ambiguities of these different modes of existence and truth through a constellation of insightful and amusing moments.

This is the fifth NAC French Theatre appearance by outstanding creator Joël Pommerat. For him, theatre is an artificial place for creating reality. With the Compagnie Louis Brouillard, which he founded, he investigates that reality in compelling works with a streamlined, dazzling aesthetic. His theatre, both intimate and spectacular, relies on the stage presence of the performers (here, young female actors) and the discomfort of the audience.

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
May 30
May 31
Jun 1
  • 7:30pm
Jun 2
  • 7:30pm
Jun 3
  • 7:30pm
Jun 4
  • 4:00pm
Jun 5
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  • With Prescillia Amany Kouamé, Jean-Édouard Bodziak, Elsa Bouchain, Lena Dia, Angélique Flaugère, Lucie Grunstein, Lucie Guien, Marion Levesque, Angeline Pelandakis and Mélanie Prezelin
  • Sets and lighting Éric Soyer
  • Costumes and visual research Isabelle Deffin
  • Wigs and makeup Julie Poulain
  • Sound François Leymarie and Philippe Perrin
  • Musical creation Antonin Leymarie
  • Dramaturg Marion Boudier
  • Assistant director Roxane Isnard
  • Assistant observer Daniely Francisque
  • Support assistant Axel Cuisin et Lucia Trotta
  • Technical director Emmanuel Abate
  • Sound technician Philippe Perrin or Yann Priest
  • Lighting technician Gwendal Malard or Jean-Pierre Michel
  • Stage manager Pierre-Yves Le Borgne, Jean-Pierre Costanziello or Damien Ricau
  • Dresser Marion Denarié
  • Wigs Jean-Sebastien Merle
  • Set construction Ateliers de Nanterre-Amandiers
  • Furniture construction Thomas Ramon – Artom
  • Produced by Compagnie Louis Brouillard
  • Coproducers Nanterre-Amandiers – Centre dramatique national, La Coursive – Scène nationale de La Rochelle, Comédie de Genève, Festival d’Anjou, La Criée – Théâtre National Marseille, NAC French Theatre, La Filature – Scène nationale de Mulhouse, Théâtre Olympia – Centre dramatique national de Tours, Espace Malraux – Scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, Bonlieu – Scène nationale d’Annecy, Espace Jean Legendre – Théâtre de Compiègne, La Comète – Scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne, Le Phénix – Scène nationale de Valenciennes, L’Estive – Scène nationale de Foix et de l’Ariège, la MC2 – Scène nationale de Grenoble, Le Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, ThéâtredelaCité – Centre dramatique national de Toulouse Occitanie, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles and National Taichung Theater
  • With funding from Région Ile-de-France
  • This creation received support from Ministry of Culture (France)
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