|Wednesday,||March 2, 2022||3 p.m.|
Église Saint-Viateur d'Outremont
1175 Laurier Street West
Montréal (Québec) H2V 3R5
Photos: Andrea Calderón
La Liga Teatro Elástico (Mexique) and Casteliers (Montréal), in collaboration with fanfare Pourpour (Montréal) and Théâtre de La Pire Espèce (Montréal)
Few words, in French and Spanish
The show starts outside of Saint-Viateur church and will move indoors. Seating is limited. Please arrive early.
Check in at the welcome table outside the church to receive a visitor’s pass that will guarantee you a seat inside.
The world’s only remaining donkey has died. A solemn procession is organized to honour its memory… but the funeral is abruptly interrupted by an unexpected event that gives rise to the re-enactment of the most important moments of its life.
This ambulatory theatre performance celebrates life and death, suffering and joy. A work that inspires both joy and contemplation. A new take on the ancient Feast of the Ass celebrations that seeks to embrace paradoxes as a way of coming to terms with our human-animal selves.
¡Burros! is a celebration for all ages, with a very carnivalesque and popular flavour, that avoids cheap caricatural humour thanks to its clever wit and high quality visual, musical, and theatrical approach.
¡Burros! is the second in a trilogy of animalistic shows that draws the audience into a large-scale puppet show. The first instalment, Les Bêtes dansent ou le sortilège discret de la nature sauvage, was presented at the opening of the 14th edition of Festival de Casteliers in 2018.
Running time: 70 minutes
Techniques: puppets, masks, and objects
Founded in 2011 in Mexico by actress and stage director Jacqueline Serafin and caricaturist, sculptor and puppet inventor Iker Vicente, La Liga Teatro Elástico seeks to engage the public in an active and playful way. The company’s approach is at the crossroads of sculpture, theatre, performance, and education. La Liga Teatro Elástico’s works – performances and installations – have been presented in Canada, Mexico, Spain, and South Africa.
Stage direction, scenography, masks and puppets: Iker Vicente
Performers and creative collaborators: Jacqueline Serafín, Noémi Belanger, Salim Hammad, and Iker Vicente
Stage direction advisor: Marcelle Hudon
Dramaturgy advisor: Francis Monty
Costumes: Jerildy Bosch
Stage direction and production assistant: Élisabeth Bosquet
Scenography and costume assistant: Flavia Evia
Costume assistant: Jessica Hernández
Musical direction, composition, clarinette and bass clarinette: Pierre-Emmanuel Poizat
Additional composition, accordeon and percussions: Luzio Altobelli
Additional composition, trumpet and percussions: Némo Babin
La Liga Teatro Elástico gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ministère de l’éducation du Québec and Léonard de Vinci school, as well as the Mexican Secretariat of Culture (Secretaría de Cultura – SACPC) for their support.