Registrations have closed
كما روتها أمي – Told By My Mother | FTA

كما روتها أمي – Told By My Mother | FTA

Wednesday, May 22 , 8 p.m. to Friday, May 24 , 9 p.m.

From May 22 to June 5, 2024, the 18th edition of Festival TransAmériques (FTA) will immerse audiences in a unique sensory and artistic experience!

Perhaps the strongest voice in Lebanon’s contemporary performing arts, choreographer Ali Chahrour draws on song, music, and dance to exorcise sorrow and extoll the power of maternal love in two stories lived through by his family. His relative Leila managed to save her son Abbas from a martyr’s fate; his aunt, the late Fatmeh, lost her son in Syria. In the flowing, gyrating movements of Chahrour’s choreography, Leila and Abbas embody both of these poignant stories with utter sincerity, easing the vertigo of loss. Stark gestures lead to moments of stillness when the silence of frozen time vibrates with the intensity of the performers’ gazes.

After May He Rise and Smell the Fragrance (FTA, 2019), Ali Chahrour and his remarkable team of musicians and performers are back with Told by my mother, a work of memory rooted in reality that soothes sorrow and nourishes hope. Love and death go hand in hand, touching our hearts.

Photo credit: Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Watch teaser

Get your tickets now!

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 22 , 8 p.m. to Friday, May 24 , 9 p.m.




Monument-National, Saint Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, QC