From May 22 to June 7, 2014
Founded in 1982 by the very passionate and tireless talent scout Marie-Hélène Falcon, the Festival des Amériques first took place in 1985. It became the Festival TransAmériques in 2007, when dance and performance were added to theatre. With close to 400 shows from 45 countries, the Festival is now a major international reference point in the theatre arts. The eighth edition will be held from May 22 to June 7, and I am delighted at the prospect of discovering some great works that will open wide the windows on today’s world through the prism of art. What a privilege for Montrealers to be able to attend these performances and dialogue with the artists! Among the many events are works by the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental, the European creators Michel Houellebecq, Christian Rizzo, Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger, and the Quebec choreographers Benoît Lachambre, Daniel Léveillé and Paul-André Fortier – to name but a few.