• 21.10.2021 21:00
  • 22+23.10.2021 20:30
Chapel, 60’

Presence of text in French
Meet the artists after the show on 21.10

Politics of Worst and Hope

Galvanized by the statements made by the philosopher Alain Deneault on Radio-Canada about tax evasions, Alix Dufresne and Marc Béland rise up in a virulent and playful choreography, interspersed with hints of pamphlet-speak.

The soundbites are accompanied by rushed, absurd and insane gymnastic dance to get the spectator feel the consequences of a perverse system that is leaving no one untouched. In the guise of astute and insightful clowns, Alix Dufresne and Daniel Parent, who here takes over Marc Béland's role, mischievously translate the citizens’ anger and powerlessness towards that immense, lawful deception of tax havens and of governments that do not assume their responsibilities and have fallen prey to a handful of oligarchs who are masters of trickery and scams.


The performance takes place within the framework of the themed evenings Politics of Worst and Hope. Les Brigittines will be presenting four original and incisive performances around highly topical themes of today.

See also:

Possibility to buy a combi-ticket with the show Pleasant Island.

A creation from :
Alix Dufresne + Marc Béland
Concept, performance :
Alix Dufresne, Daniel Parent
Artistic advices :
Sophie Corriveau
Dramaturgy :
Andréanne Roy
Sound composition :
Larsen Lupin
Costumes, stage design :
Odile Gamache
Light design :
Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
Technical direction, stage :
Seoyoung Park
Production :
Alix Dufresne + Marc Béland
Executive production (creation) :
LA SERRE – arts vivants
Executive production (distribution), development :
DLD – Daniel Léveillé Danse
Creation residencies :
Carrefour culturel de Notre-Dame-des- Prairies (Montréal), Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montréal), Festival Quartiers Danses (Montréal), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Courtrai), Les Brigittines, Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal (Montréal), Théâtre du Marais (Val- Morin)
Supported by :
Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal
Pictures :
Xavier Laliberté