IDENTITIES questions the multicultural encounter. This piece is a space for the liberation of unwritten words buried in us, transmitted consciously or unconsciously by our ancestors and the history of our countries. IDENTITY is a vision of our struggles, our judgments, our violence, our guilt, our sufferings of wounded children. It is also the bringing to light of what unites us and connects us deeply as human to our common origins, the foundations of nature, the energy and the instinct of the animals that are our guides, Songs and dances that inhabit us.

Launched in 2015 in Montréal, IDENTITIES was born from Séverine Fontaine’s encounter with Québec and several artists of her generation. IDENTITIES is borne by the texts, voices and bodies of these artists with diverse influences, complementary practices, and pluricultural expressions. It is a strong adventure that is built together to carry collectively a speech more than necessary today.

READING ON MAY, 11th  2017 AT FESTIVAL DU JAMAIS LU, Théâtre aux Écuries, Montreal
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With the texts and voices of Claudia Chan Tak, Alexis Diamond, Séverine Fontaine, Ximena Ferrer, Talia Hallmona (lue par Elkahna Talbi), Annick Lefebvre (lue par Annie Darisse), Hubert Lemire, Émilie Monnet, Elkahna Talbi, Julie Tamiko Manning, Tatiana Zinga Botao

Conception and Art Direction: Séverine Fontaine

Music and sound: Claude Gomez

With the meetings on the preparatory stages of Marie Louise Bibish Mumbu, Marco Colin, Véronique Côté, Jean-François Guilbault, Sylvain Lavoie, Mike Payette, Pohanna Pyne Feinberg,  Martin Vaillancourt

Production Cie IKB with the support of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, Institut Français  and Ville de Lyon, Commission Permanente Franco-Québécoise.

Residences: Le Cube – Usine C (Montreal, Quebec) / La Chartreuse – Maison des Métallos (Villeneuve lez Avignon – Paris, France)


Photos credits: David Spin, llumfabrika