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Menka Nagrani Cendres d’Été





Menka Nagrani Cendres d’Été





Menka Nagrani Torpedo




Menka Nagrani Torpedo




Menka Nagrani Torpedo




Menka Nagrani COMM_UNION




Menka Nagrani Cultural Mediation Workshops




Menka Nagrani Cultural Mediation Workshops




Menka NagraniAppointment to the Order of Canada!

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Cendres d’Été
A musical and dance-theater play by Menka Nagrani


Survivors of a devastating fire from which they emerge orphans, Étienne and his sister Viviane attempt to start their lives again. Their sister Sophie reappears after years of absence, in the midst of a burnout. She too is reduced to ashes, devastated when faced with her parents' urn and their burned down home. In this post-apocalyptic context, all three cling to the memories which remain as they try to reinvent their world in the wake of what has happened. They are accompanied by phantom musicians playing both traditional and “end-of-the-world” music. Set to a decor of ashes, questions regarding legacy, the environment and the loss of one's roots hover, as well as reflections on the future and a new world to be shaped. This show merges the universe of our productions "Cendres" with that of the traditional music group É.T.É.

Performers: Félix Monette-Dubeau, Clara Prieur, Menka Nagrani
With the participation of the É.T.É. group: Thierry Clouette, Élisabeth Giroux, Élisabeth Moquin
Dramatic text: Emmanuelle Jimenez
Adaptation, direction and choreography: Menka Nagrani
Traditional music: É.T.É Original music: Maëva Clermont Scenography: Erica Schmitz Lighting: Anne-Sara Gendron

Dates :
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 7:30
Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal

Saturday, November 20th, 2021, 8:00
Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, 7:30
Maison de la culture Ahuntsic

Friday, December 3rd, 2021, 7:30
Maison de la culture Janine Sutto

Saturday, December 4th, 2021, 7:30
Maison de la culture Montréal-Nord




Torpedo
A great interdisciplinary and inclusive improvisation match with our multi talented artists:


Anne Tremblay, Anthony Dolbec, Edon Descolines, Félix Monette Dubeau, Clara Prieur, Jacinte Giroux, Jacqueline Van der GeerJean-François Hupé, Marie-Anik Deschamps, Normand Carrière, Philippe David et Xavier Malo accompagnés de nos musiciens improvisateurs Alexis Chartrand et Maëva Clermont



Dates :
Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, 7:30
Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal

Thursday, February 10th, 2022, 7:30
Maison de la culture Parc Extension

Sunday, February 13th, 2022, 7:30
Maison de la culture Verdun

Saturday, March 26th, 2022, 7:30
Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, 7:30
Maison de la culture Janine Sutto

Saturday, April 9th, 2022, 7:30
Bibliothèque Ville St-Laurent

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, 7:30
Maison de la culture Rosemont

Thursday, April 21st, 2022, 8:00
Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, 7:30
Maison de la culture Ahuntsic



COMM_UNION


COMM_UNION is a digital work of art featuring our performers Antony Dolbec, Mario Diamond, Jacinthe Giroux and Jean-François Hupé, produced by Olivier Arseneault, with original music by Alexis Chartrand and under the artistic direction of Menka Nagrani. COMM_UNION is a danced interpretation of the works of Lee Bae from his exhibition “UNION” presented at the PHI Foundation. It is a co-production of the Festival Quartiers Danses, the PHI Foundation and Productions des pieds des mains.



Cultural Mediation Workshops


This year Les Pied des mains Productions continue their long tradition of mediation workshops once again. Several teams made up of atypical and neurotypical actor-dancers accompanied by a musician will head off to introduce children and adults to socially engaged theater, contemporary dance and physical theater. This year we will collaborate with several community organizations, cultural centres, as well as the Place des arts.


Congratulations to Menka Nagrani on her recent appointment to the Order of Canada!


In addition to being a finalist for the Fully-fledged Prize of the "Office des personnes handicapées du Québec", our founder, director, choreographer and artistic director Menka Nagrani was named Member of the Order of Canada for her exceptional contribution to the Nation. It is the highest honor in the country bestowed by the Honorable Lieutenant Governor Julie Payette. Internationally recognized for her unique approach to professional inclusion and the training of artists with intellectual disabilities, Menka is regularly invited to give lectures and master classes here, in Canada and in Europe. Her ardent work in clearing the way and raising awareness for the recognition of the professional status of artists with disabilities has paved the way for new practices and new atypical artists on the professional stage.


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