Workshops 2015-2018, Montréal

Séverine Fontaine developed Identities project from 2015 to 2018. Un encounter with Quebec and several artists of her generation in Montreal. Based on a vision of a French woman, she began a research process to understand the mechanisms of protection and attack in intercultural relations. She invited authors from different communities to write a choral text and explore the unspoken words buried in us, transmitted consciously or unconsciously by ancestors, families, countries.

“How to go beyond the past to enter together into a process of repair? How to express violence, to explode speech that has been held back for too long, all these false beliefs that inhabit us and that still feed our anger? This is the story I have attempted to tell and experience with Identities” SF


Concept & direction by Séverine Fontaine
Text & interpretation Claudia Chan Tak, Alexis Diamond, Ximena Ferrer, Séverine Fontaine, Annick Lefebvre – Annie Darisse, Hubert Lemire, Émilie Monnet, Elkahna Talbi – Ines Talbi, Julie Tamiko Manning, Tatiana Zinga Botao – Schelby Jean-Baptiste
Dramaturgy advice Paul Lefebvre
With the voice of Alain Deneault and Pierre Rabhi
Music Claude Gomez

Workshops 2015 – thanks to Claudia Chan Tak, Véronique Côté, Jean-François Guilbault, Talia Halmona, Sylvain Lavoie, Annick Lefebvre, Hubert Lemire, Émilie Monnet, Pohanna Pyne Feinberg, Martin Vaillancourt

Cube – Théâtre du Clou, Festival du Jamais Lu, Usine C, Fenêtres de la Création, Chartreuse-CNESThanks to CEAD. With the support of Institut Français – Ville de Lyon, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Commission Permanente de Coopération Franco-Québécoise, Délégation du Québec Paris, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Conseil des Arts du Canada.