L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres’ Kurt Weill: Cabaret Brise-Jour.
Photo by Guillaume D. Cyr.
While many of the city’s stages are swarming with Pop rockers, there’s still lots to see in dance and theatre this week.
Quebec theatre, music and performance collective L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres (LODHO) are staging a four-night run of their new production Kurt Weill: Cabaret brise-jour et autres manivelles. The eight-person musical group has mounted a full vintage cabaret show, performed on a stage laden with jumble and overlain with surrealist images and tableaux that conjure the feel of post-war communist theatre. The piece samples widely from Weill’s repertoire, as well as drawing from texts by Bertold Brecht, Ogden Nash and Robert Denos. Performances are in French, but that shouldn’t stop the die-hard nostalgic political radicals among us. To Sept. 22, Usine-C (1345 Lalonde), 8 p.m., sliding scale
Teesri Duniya’s run of director Lib Spry’s much-acclaimed production Where the Blood Mixes continues until Sept. 30. Based on the award-winning play by Kevin Loring, the show explores the legacies of the Canadian Residential Schools on generations of First Nations communities. Centre Culturel Calixa-Lavallée (3189 Calixa-Lavallée, near Parc Lafontaine), 8 p.m., $24/$20 seniors/$12 students
Local theatre company Metachroma is staging its first-ever production this week at the Segal Centre. Directed by Joel Miller, their take on Richard III features a multiracial cast in Shakespeare’s story of the historical tyrant. Segal Centre (5170 Côte Ste-Catherine) to Sept. 29, 8 p.m., $29/$18 for students, seniors and professional artists
Danse-Cité opened their season this week with a new piece, Ta Douleur, featuring Anne Le Beau. Brigitte Haentjens’ choreography expresses the manifold expressions of human emotional pain through contemporary dance, solo and duo. To Sept. 29, Théâtre La Chapelle (3700 Dominique), 8 p.m., $30/25 for students
Friday night, the Quartiers Danse closing party is taking over the Darling Foundry. The event will feature DJs and numerous performances from dancers who participated at the festival. Darling Foundry (745 Ottawa), 8 p.m.
Art Pop is also hosting two art performance events this weekend. On Saturday, Los Angeles experimental noisemakers lucky dragons play the PHI Centre. A collaboration between artists Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara, the group uses live synthesized music, projections and sounds captured during the show to create an immersive and participatory audience experience. Sept. 23, PHI Centre (407 St-Pierre), Sept. 23, 5 p.m., $15
Sunday, catch Pop’s presentation of Where the River Gets the Water Remix, a reimagining of the show staged at Suoni per il popolo in 2010. In this revision, dancer Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and musicians Katie Moore and Matthew Woodley (plus special surprise guests) delve deeper into thinking through how different artists and media work together. Sept. 23, Ukrainian Federation (5213 Hutchison), 4 p.m., $10 ■