Scenic Telepresence Events

Discover the events in scenic telepresence for the 2019-2020 season!

Credits: Collectif Bonneau-Knight, CorpsTempsLieux, Photo: Dany Janvier

For several years, the Society for Arts and Technology has been developing the SCENIC software, which expands the notion of scenic telepresence, a practice of real-time audiovisual recording and transmission that brings together participants in different physical locations. More than twenty performance venues in Quebec are equipped with this technology to create in a network and stage collaborative works. The SAT is proud to reveal this season’s projects!

Interrégional numérique
Nov. 13, 2019
Saint-Camille / Rouyn-Noranda / Montmagny
As part of this telepresence event, Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda and Les Arts de la scène de Montmagny will offer actors from their regions the opportunity to meet and learn about the mobilizing digital initiatives that significantly contribute to territorial development, living together and the well-being of individuals and communities.

Pilou and Mylène Bélanger create an electroacoustic work
Jan. 13 to 19, 2020
Saint-Camille / Saint-Adrien
Between January 13 and 19, 2020, in collaboration with Les Concerts de la chapelle of Saint-Camille and the Bureau estrien de l’audiovisuel et du multimédia (BEAM) in Saint-Adrien, Saint-Camille harpsichordist Mylène Bélanger and composer and multi-instrumentalist Pierre-Philippe Côté (alias Pilou) will create an electroacoustic work for harpsichord.

Family Saturday
Jan. 25, 2020
Montréal / Victoriaville
Explore the digital arts with your children during this event organized in collaboration with Campus SAT, TOHU, and Victoriaville’s Centre d’art Jacques et Michel Auger. You will discover a captivating circus-themed program.

February 12, 2020
Montréal / Sept-Îles
The oral heritage of our elders is an invaluable gift to any culture. What happens when we tie this powerful legacy to our latest stage technologies? Mushum is an audacious theatrical experience that eludes geographic reality. Between the Outremont Theatre in Montreal and La Salle Jean-Marc-Dion in Septs-Îles.

Digital Masked Creation for Kids
March 2 to 5, 2020
Saint-Camille / Rimouski
From March 2-5, 2020, kids from Saint-Camille and Rimouski will have the pleasure to create a masked tale in telepresence together, with the collaboration of the festival Masq’alors and Coopérative Paradis.

March 19, 2020
Rimouski / Montmagny
A cabaret show in two spaces, each one a part of the same kitchen where a traditional “kitchen party” will take place. Traditional musicians will perform Isidore Soucy’s music in their own way. Visual ambiance, musical remix, competition via a connected polyrhythmic game, and experimentation with “long-distance dances” allowing audiences to interact in both venues, La Coopérative Paradis de Rimouski and Les Arts de la scène de Montmagny.

Qui bougera
April 26, 2020
Ste-Thérèse / Montmagny
Like in dance battles, this competition pairs professionals and amateurs on stage via telepresence, between Odyscène in Ste-Thérèse and Les Arts de la scène Montmagny. Imagine dancers in two venues, a show where technology cancels out distance and creates the magic of an interactive experience!

O.K. Pis après?
May 10 to 17, 2020
Saint-Camille / Alma
From May 10 to 17, 2020, an artistic team led by choreographer Étienne Lambert and actor Vincent Nolin-Bouchard will continue the creation of O.K. Pis après? in collaboration with IQ l’Atelier in Alma and Le P’tit bonheur de Saint-Camille. Details to come for the dates and times of public presentations at the end of the residency.

Saint-Camille, Montreal, Rivière-du-Loup : 3 municipalities reunited for a day of exploration and reflection. Interactive telepresence games, a battle of the books in three locations, and a think tank. Addressing managers of libraries (big and small), elected officials, citizen-users and development agents, BibloMix offers a creative and interactive reflection.

Long-Distance Circus Training
Research is currently underway on long-distance training in circus arts in collaboration with the Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, the National Circus School in Montreal, TOHU and the SAT.



A multidisciplinary interactive performance by Collectif Bonneau-Knightthat highlights the links between the body and the land. The experience of walking and drawing are a metaphor for life’s course. Spectators are invited to contribute to the construction of this space shared at a distance, this new virtual territory existing only through telepresence. An artistic residency between the Pauline-Julien Centre in Trois-Rivières and the Jacques and Michel Auger Art Centre in Victoriaville.


Two projects in creation
In preparation for next year, two projects are in research and creation.


Three characters in three different cities. The protagonists reveal themselves, question themselves, discuss and debate the question of authenticity. Through the camera, they seek to demonstrate their honesty and integrity. But can we be “real” while controlling our image on-screen? How can we avoid succumbing to the temptation of transforming reality through the camera?
Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda, Monument National,  Centre Pauline-Julien de Trois-Rivières and the Centre Culturel de Sherbrooke, P’tit bonheur de Saint-Camille


CorresponDanse de guerre 

In a research residency from December 1 to 3, 2019 and 2020, CorresponDanse de guerre is a multidisciplinary show that combines theatre, dance and digital technology. Created to be performed on two stages simultaneously, this show promises spectators an unusual, unique and immersive experience. Based on historical archives, these war correspondences feature two protagonists: a young soldier gone to serve his nation abroad and his lover waiting back at home.

SPEC du Haut-Richelieu, Centre Culturel Joliette, Corporation Hector-Charland



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