Le Pop d'époque - A digital baroque opera
29 Oct au 21 Nov 2014
«THERE IS NOTHING NEW EXCEPT FOR WHAT HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN»
The Society for arts and technology [SAT] and the Party Like It’s 1699 artist collective (Frances Mckenzie and Aleks Schürmer) present Le Pop d’époque, an immersive performance experience that takes us to the spectacular world of baroque times amidst our contemporary era.
This multidisciplinary work offers an audacious combination of artistic practices : opera and new media, theatre, dance, period and electronic music. When entering the Satosphere, audience members will emerge in a neobaroque opera house and bathe in the opulence of the 17th century scenography.
Combining 10 narrative pieces, Pop d'époque revisits a few stories from the baroque era, themselves taking from Greek mythology.The artists offer adaptations of old stories, newly empowered with queer and feminist perspectives. A program of musical performances (see below) and a menu prepared by the Labo culinaire will complement the experience!
Presentations until November 21 - Satosphere
Immersive movie + Live musical performances + Light snacks : 42,25 $
► Tickets available on line and at the SAT before each representations from 5pm.
FRANCES ADAIR MCKENZIE, New Media Artist
ALEKS SCHÜRMER, Musician and composer
- Digital scenography : Frances Mckenzie
- Music composed : Aleks Schürmer
- Coproduced in collaboration with the SAT’s immersive team
- Presented as part of the SAT’s residency program
Coproduced with M for Montréal (November 19, 20, 21).
Music collaborators : Caila Thompson-Hannant (of Mozart’s Sister), Christopher d’Eon (of Eon), Tyr Jami (of Syngja), Peggy Hogan (of Hua Li 化力), Charlie Twitch (of ¡FLIST!), Alexandre Bergeron (Year of Glad), Ohara Hale (of Mori, Nancy Pants and Ohara), Matthew Otto (of Majical Cloudz) and La Bande Montréal Baroque.
Dance collaborators : Dana Michel (Band Of Bless), Andrew Tay (Wants&Needs) and Sabine Lawless.