La Messe Basse/Collectif Aalaapi

Canada
theatre Official Programming
Duration 90 min.
Booth 2
11 November 2022 at 16:00 Théâtre Rouge du Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal
Artistic Direction: Collectif Aalaapi/Laurence Dauphinais
Canada (Québec) Crossing the boundaries of age and ethnicity in its collective authorship, AALAAPI enriches our lives with a nuanced understanding of contemporary Inuit experience. Combining the aesthetics of theatre and radio, the project takes us to the North. The focus is on two women living in Nunavik; over a long arc, we watch their lives play out. A radio is the centrepiece in their domestic setting, and through it come the sounds of an audio documentary. We listen along with the women, and eventually the broadcast comes under scrutiny in a process informed by ethical and political concerns. We invite the spectator of Aalaapi to adopt a rare quality of listening. This endeavour is the first step towards a real encounter. Actresses Nancy Saunders, Olivia Ikey Produced by Collectif Aalaapi Original idea Laurence Dauphinais, Marie-Laurence Rancourt Directed by Laurence Dauphinais Radio documentary directed by Magnéto –Marie-Laurence Rancourt, Daniel Capeille Set Design Odile Gamache Lighting Design Chantal Labonté Music Antonin Wyss Sound and Video on tour Fabien Locas Video Guillaume Vallée Assistant Director Charlie Cohen Set Design Assistant Nancy Saunders Translated by Brett Donahue, Nicolas Pirti-Duplessis Animation Camille Monette-Dubeau Tour Manager Sandy Caron Technical Director Romane Bocquet Stage Manager Jasmine Kamruzzaman Production Director of the original version Letícia Tórgo Production and touring La Messe Basse Created in association with Magneto With the support of Nouveau Chapitre Creative residencies Quai 5160, maison de la culture de Verdun, Ateliers de LA SERRE – arts vivants, Conseil des arts de Montréal Members of the collectif Aalaapi Audrey Alasuak, Daniel Capeille, Laurence Dauphinais, Mélodie Duplessis, Caroline Jutras-Boisclair, Samantha Leclerc, Louisa Naluiyuk, Akinisie Novalinga, Marie-Laurence Rancourt, Nancy Saunders, Hannah Tooktoo
Represented by
Laurence Dauphinais La Dauphine Production inc.
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