December 14 2018

The collective of Burcu Emeç, Michael Martini, Nien Tzu Weng, and Roxa Hy is the lucky winner of the creation/production residency in new artistic practices.


How can you express theatrically the reasons that lead people to participate or remain in the wings? What are the power dynamics of participation? The project Ça a l’air synthétique bonjour hi will examine the lack of citizen involvement in local politics through participatory performance. 

The ephemeral collective made up of Burcu Emeç, Michael Martini, Nien Tzu Weng, and Roxa Hy has won the creation/production residency in new artistic practices. Hailing from different regions and countries, the collective’s members share their disciplinary visions of theatre, dance, and media arts to provide a collective examination of unseen labour and participation in the broad sense.

In particular, the project, entitled Ça a l’air synthétique bonjour hi, will examine the factors that motivate, dissuade, limit, or force participation. The residency includes a $15,000 creation grant, the use of rehearsal studios at the Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal, support in the form of service, consulting, or communications from the RAIQ, and a residency, including technical support, at La Chapelle theatre from June 25 to July 6, 2019.

Thank you to our partners: La Chapelle theatre, Scènes contemporaines, and the Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec (RAIQ)
 


Photo : Sandrick Mathurin