|Thursday,||March 3, 2022||7 p.m.|
|Friday,||March 4, 2022||7 p.m.|
Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d’Outremont High School Auditorium
475 Bloomfield Avenue
Outremont (Québec) H2V 1Y8
Photos: Richard Termine
Lone Wolf Tribe (New York)
Adult and teen audiences, 13 years +
The show you had in mind is sold out? Try your luck at the door!
Arrive early. If reserved tickets are cancelled at the last minute, we will gladly to put them up for sale.
The Thursday, March 3 performance will be followed by a talkback with the audience.
Body Concert is a hybrid dance/puppetry performance that unfolds as a series of haunting vignettes that celebrate our shared human condition, while highlighting our vulnerability and our resilience. Inspired by Japanese Butoh dance and performed to a bittersweet electroacoustic score, the show resonates like a poem and is accentuated with heartbreaking hints of nature throughout.
Expanding the puppetry genre boundaries, this minimalistic solo show features beautifully sculpted foam rubber puppets, oversized limbs stripped of their skin, which become a mesmerizing sculpture of moving muscle, tendons, and bone, in an extremely rigorous choreography.
So fascinating, strange, daring, gorgeous, eerie, wistful, and far from the mainstream.
— The New York Times, October 2021
Running time: 50 minutes
Technique: bunraku solo
Founded in 1997 in New York City and helmed by Kevin Augustine, Lone Wolf Tribe embraces art as a catalyst for social change. The company’s mission is to investigate, challenge, and spellbind with fearless original stories rooted in our collective human experience. Lone Wolf Tribe has dug into ancient religious schisms, exposed the true costs of war, mounted secret circus sideshows, fought for animal rights, and mourned the ongoing U.S. veteran suicide epidemic.
Stage director, performer, and sculptor Kevin Augustine is a creative virtuoso who values meticulous craft, physical rigour, and decidedly dark humour! His shows have been presented and critically acclaimed on five continents. This is his first tour in Montréal.
Story, Stage direction, scenography, puppets, and performance: Kevin Augustine
Music: Mark Bruckner
Lighting: Poe Saegusa
Mould Maker: Gloria Sun
Puppet Technician: Ilya Vett
A Lone Wolf Tribe (New York) and Les Sages Fous (Trois-Rivières) coproduction
Lone Wolf Tribe gratefully acknowledges the Jim Henson Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation via USArtists International, Les Sages Fous (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ella Fiskum Danz (Norway), Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY), Djerassi (Woodside, CA), Saint Ann’s Warehouse (Brooklyn, NY), and Wild Acres (Little Switzerland, NC) for their support.
Kevin Augustine appears by courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.