In the serene surroundings of their favourite retreats, five characters devote themselves to their private rituals. Whether in a garden, underground, or as seen through a window, their movements are a kind of search for transcendence. Will their transformations prove fragile or lasting? Observing them at a comfortable distance, you alone bear witness: you alone can decide…
Created by five pairs of Vancouver-based artists, Nos Repaires is a series of outdoor micro-performances that explore what is essential in a world where the ground is shifting beneath our feet. These intimate tableaux combine to form a mysterious and dreamlike panorama juxtaposing birth and death, goldfish and glitter, sequins and the sacred, pleasure and pain.
|Wednesday, September 23||PIECE # 1||19h / 20h – POSTPONED|
|Thursday, September 24||PIECE #2||19h30 / 20h15|
|Friday, September 25||PIECE #3||19h / 19h45 / 20h30|
|Saturday, September 26||PIECE #4||19h30 / 20h15|
|Sunday, September 27||PIECE #5||15h / 16h|
|Wednesday, September 30||PIECE #3||19h / 19h45 / 20h30|
|Thursday, October 01||PIECE #1||19h / 20h / 21h|
|Friday, October 02||PIECE #1||19h / 20h / 21h|
|Friday, October 02||PIECE #4||19h30 / 20h15 / 21h|
|Saturday, October 03||PIECE #5||15h / 16h / 17h|
|Saturday, October 03||PIECE #2||19h30 / 20h15|
Each performance lasts approximately 15 minutes and takes place outdoors in front of a small audience. The exact locations will be sent by email to ticket holders a few days before their selected performance(s).
Nightly, an isolated woman creates a rite of escape in her car.
Creation: Siona Gareau-Brennan and Cory Haas
Neighborhood: Kitsilano (close to Kitsilano Beach)
Info: a car and a smartphone are required to access this performance, that will take place in “drive-in” format.
What’s going on behind these closed doors? Isolation allows people to express themselves with total freedom. So look out, because tonight these doors will swing wide open!
Creation: Joey Lespérance and Rachel Peake
Neighborhood: West End (English Bay)
The amazing true story of an ordinary life.
Creation: Thérèse Champagne and Gilles Poulin-Denis
Neighborhood: Fairview (Granville Island)
With in-kind support from CMHC – Granville Island
Our receptionist is here to welcome you to the afterlife. Please take a seat in our waiting room and prepare to be admitted to eternity.
Creation: Ghislaine Doté and Marie Farsi
Neighborhood: Fairview (Maison de la francophonie)
After her block party, Agatha is taking a bath. Amid the bubbles, she reclaims the joy of being alone… and the freedom of the ocean.
Creation: Mika Laulainen and Emilie Leclerc
Neighborhood: West End (Denman street sector)
Production Théâtre la Seizième
Concept and original idea Esther Duquette and Anita Rochon
Artistic coordinator Anita Rochon
Creation Thérèse Champagne, Ghislaine Doté, Marie Farsi, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Cory Haas, Mika Laulainen, Emilie Leclerc, Joey Lespérance, Rachel Peake and Gilles Poulin-Denis
Cast Thérèse Champagne, Ghislaine Doté, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Cory Haas, Emilie Leclerc and Joey Lespérance
Set Jay Dodge
Costumes Carmen Alatorre
Sound designer Nancy Tam
Stage Manager Mélanie Thompson
Lighting & Technical Director Jeremy Baxter
Production Coordinator Jessie Dumais
Movement Noam Gagnon
- Nos Repaires: Creating a Hybrid Format
- A Practical Guide to Nos Repaires
- Interview with Cory & Siona, creators of Repaire #1
- Interview with Rachel & Joey, creators of Repaire #2
- Interview with Gilles & Thérèse, creators of Repaire #3
- Interview with Marie & Ghislaine, creators of Repaire #4
- Interview with Mika & Emilie, creators of Repaire #5