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Les Palais

Various performance “islets” are scattered over an area adjoining the Caserne Saint-Nicolas, a former fire station in Quebec City’s Old Port. They are made up diverse vehicles, containers, machines and huts inhabited by seemingly isolated beings doing what they have to do. Their actions are filmed individually and projected on the facade of the Caserne Saint-Nicolas, like rooms of house that can be seen through the walls. The sounds are also recorded and redirected to a listening area. Over the course of their walk-through, between cacophony and intense moments of communion, participants come to realise that each action contributes to the performance of a single piece of music.


Designed by L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres and Théâtre Rude Ingénierie. Produced by Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec.

With : Frédéric Auger, Étienne Baillargeon, Christine Bernard, Josiane Bernier, Bruno Bouchard, Guillaume Bouchard, Gabrielle Bouthillier, Audrey Broggini, Jacynthe Carrier, Jasmin Cloutier, Julie Cloutier Delorme, Tara Connor, Marie-Loup Cottinet, Nadia Delisle, Ralph Denzer, Simon Drouin, Vincent Duplessy, Simon Elmaleh, Mathieu Fecteau, Benoît Fortier, Anne Fugère, Jimmy Gagnon, Christiane Gauthier, Mathieu Gotti, Denise Leclerc, Philippe Lessard Drolet, Charlotte Mentzel, Sébastien Merckling, Natacha Mercure, David Nadeau, Danya Ortmann, Yana Ouellet, Sylvie Picard, Sophie Pomerleau, Pascal Robitaille, Maria Laura Santamaria, Chloé Surprenant.

Photos : Renaud Philippe