Cult MTL’s scoop on what’s happening this week in theatre, dance and other performance arts this week in Montreal.
Usine-C welcomes Halifax’s 2B Theatre Company for a series of performances of Invisible Atom. The one-man show starring Anthony Black features a stockbroker slowly losing his marbles under the weight of human folly and self-destructiveness. The production has scored rave reviews in other cities where it’s played, but it’s only a four-night run in Montreal, so get on it. Invisible Atom is being staged in French (Oct. 4–5) and English (Oct. 6–7). Usine-C (1345 Lalonde), 8 p.m.
Well, the Segal’s production of Guys and Dolls is in full swing. The classic Broadway revue about dodgy New York gamblers and their dolls, combines jazz age music, cats in ‘20s and ‘30s suits and big song-and-dance numbers runs until Oct. 28. Segal Centre (5140 Côte Ste-Catherine), check venue website for showtimes
This weekend, Montreal’s Blood Ballet Cabaret is offering a new twist on their revue of burlesque, circus and other thrills: this round’s all set to classical and opera tracks, and features a performance by local neo-classical group, Street Meat Trio. Oct. 7, Belmont (4483 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $10
Centaur Theatre opened a new play this week. Harry Standjofski directs the company’s production of Franco-Ontarian playwright Jean-Marc Dalpé’s August, an Afternoon in the Country, from a new translation by Maureen Labonté. The play is a portrait of a family celebration gone awry, as an engagement party unravels existing tensions and deceit. To Oct. 28, Centaur Theatre (453 Saint-François-Xavier), Tues-Sat 8 p.m., $36
Les Grands Ballet has several special events set for this week, many of them free, including narrative performances of its new ballet Kaguyahime: The Moon Princess with a slideshow, a documentary screening about choreographer Jirí Kylián and a photo exhibit of the ballet performance by Joris Jan Bos. Check their website for details.
New local theatre company inFurnace has launched an Indiegogo campaign to cover their start-up costs. They’ve already raised the initial goal of $1,000 through donations, but the drive’s still running until Oct. 30, and a little would go a long way in helping them get this show on the road. Check it out.
If you’re a dancer or choreographer, Bouge d’Ici festival continues its ongoing open call for participants in its January 2013 programming. The festival is accepting applications until Oct. 8. ■
Here’s a preview of Kaguyahime, opening next week: