January 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Chansons pour le musée

Ages 7 to 14 (Public listening session)

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Down the rabbit hole with Karine Sauvé!

A public listening session for theatrical UFO straight from the amazing mind of Karine Sauvé! With songs that are like vitamins for the soul, Karine forges an intimate path to help mourn a shattered home. Don’t miss this fantastic unidentified theatrical object!

How is it that Karine Sauvé can change Heavy to Light? In 2015, she managed to dazzle us and make us laugh (!) with Les Grands-mères mortes, and here she is again with another tough subject: how families can fall apart after a separation. But don’t grab your handkerchiefs just yet! Together with multi-instrumentalist Nicolas Letarte, Karine lights up the stage with a surprising story and new wave songs. Why not visit a museum at night for some comfort? Like a breath of air, it’s a breath of art!

On the program: A live music performance, a Q&A with the artists and an unique chance to listen to the first episode of Chansons pour le musée, a new theatre podcast from Montreal-based theatre company, Mammifère.

Depending on public health guidelines, this show will be presented in-person at the NAC. Visit How the NAC is responding to COVID-19 to learn more. 

The public listening session is approximately 50 minutes with no intermission.

Performance is approximately 50 minutes with no intermission.

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  • Creation and artistic direction Karine Sauvé
  • Performed by Nicolas Letarte-Bersianik and Karine Sauvé
  • Written by David Paquet and Karine Sauvé
  • Playwright and cast director Anne-Marie Guilmaine
  • Sound design Nicolas Letarte-Bersianik
  • Songs Nicolas Letarte-Bersianik and Karine Sauvé
  • Realization, Sound recording and mix Navet Confit
  • Mastering Jean-Philippe Vilmur
  • Produced by Mammifères
  • Coproduced by NAC French Theatre
  • Acknowledgments Shary Boyle, Sylvie Cotton and Élise Provencher, the artists who made it possible for Karine Sauvé to conduct her solo camping residencies accompanied by their fabulous works; and psychoanalyst Fabienne Martin, who supported and advised the team during the research stages.