Friday,March 8, 20248:30 p.m.


Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d’Outremont High School Auditorium
475 Bloomfield Avenue
Outremont (Québec) H2V 1Y8



SOLIDARITY Ticket — $40
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REGULAR Ticket — $30
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REDUCED Ticket — $25
I have a tight budget for cultural activities, but I don’t want to miss out on anything.

ACCESSIBLE Ticket — $20
My income is very low and I can seldom afford cultural activities.

Adult and teen audience, 13 years +


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A comme Animal is a strange, playful show that combines dance, mask, and puppetry. Freely inspired by the lectures of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1992-1995), it explores the themes of dreams and metamorphosis through the language of philosophy and symbolism. Between human and animal, between high heels and altered voices, the audience is immersed in a surreal universe that evokes the world of cartoons.

This poetic fable that draws inspiration from on storytelling and cinematography, takes a unique look at the passage of time, humanity’s fundamental dualities, and the fragility and impermanence of identity.



Language: In French
Running time: 45 minutes
Techniques: Full body, bunraku-type puppet, and masks







Marie-Pascale Bélanger is a multidisciplinary artist with degrees in visual arts and contemporary dance. After completing a master’s degree in dance at UQAM, she created the choreography for several shows that were presented in Canada and the United States. Fascinated by puppetry, she obtained a degree in graduate studies in contemporary puppet theatre at UQAM in 2019. With a visual aesthetic deliberately borrowed from comic strips and the Dada and Surrealist movements, she creates works in which the boundary between the real and the fantastic is blurred.




Stage direction, set design, masks, and puppets: Marie-Pascale Bélanger
Story: Marie-Pascale Bélanger, inspired by the lectures of Gilles Deleuze
Music: Rodrigo Rojas
Lighting: Julie Charette
Performers: Marie-Pascale Bélanger, Marika Karlsson and Elinor Fueter
Outside eye: Catherine Tardif


Marie-Pascale Bélanger wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their support.



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