Attend Tracks et Déraillements – A Rencontres/Encounters Performance (Montreal)

May 13, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

Wednesday, January 20, 2016: 7:30pm
Thursday, January 21, 2016: 7:30pm
Friday, January 22, 2016: 7:30pm
Saturday, January 23, 2016: 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Mai Gallery
3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal QC
Tickets are available on a Pay What You Can basis! There will be tickets at the door every night (cash only!), though you can also reserve tickets for a minimum contribution of $10 at
Event page:

"Encounters has been experimenting over the past 2 years with performance of 'Self' and 'Other' as a means to build relationships across real and perceived differences. Tracks et Déraillements brings these stories and experiences to public performance through dialogue, poetic intervention, movement, song, and autobiographic stories that confront these differences and the challenges of our multicultural society. R/E blends public text from pop culture, philosophy, and gender theory with verbatim dialogue drawn from the research process. As stories unfold, participants join the ensemble into the action through interactive staging; audiences are invited to sit on the Metro car with the performers, sit on the "platform" at more of a distance, or wander around freely, coming and going as they choose."

Rencontres/Encounters (R/E) is an engaged, intercultural research-creation project, whose aim is to R/E-evaluate, R/E-envision and R/E-imagine performance as a means to build relationship across different values and life experiences. R/E aims also to offer possibilities for transformation in understanding of others and otherness in a range of community contexts.  The R/E believes that another person’s perspective can be better understood (though never even close to fully understood) through storytelling, dialogue, and through performance of oneself, and of another. Under the leadership of artist scholar Rachael Van Fossen, Encounters is an Art for Social Change field study that aims to link research creation and public performance more fully with social activism through partnerships engaging universities with community-based and/or Art for Social Change (ASC) organizations.



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