Festival Quartiers Danses presents

Volto Umano

Volto Umano reveals human nature’s weakness and volatility by injecting violence in the artists’ microsociety. The piece showcases society’s “small misdeeds” that can lead to ruthlessness. It highlights how fragile our civilization’s safety net is when ethics and morals fall victim to cruelty. When pride is revealed, humanity’s precarious balance can be broken at any time and create disaster. When violence becomes part of our lives, what side of us will emerge?

Toula Limnaios, choreographer

A student in both classical and modern dance, Toula Limnaios has worked as a performer with Claudio Bernardo and Régine Chopinot. In addition to being a member of the Folkwang Studio under Pina Bausch’s leadership, she participated for several years in improvised dancing with musicians Konraf Bauer and Peter Kowald. Toula Limnaios is regularly invited as a guest professor and choreographer. Since 1996, she has been leading the Toula Limnaios Company she co-founded with Ralf R. Ollertz.

Performers: Daniel Afonso, Leonardo d’Aquino, Francesca Bedin, Laura Beschi, Priscilla Fiuza, Alessio Scandale, Hironori Sugata, Karolina Wyrwal.

Les Grands Ballets’ Studio-Theatre de l’Édifice Wilder
Monday, September 12, 2022 at 8:00pm

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The FQD celebrates its 20th anniversary with a local, national and international edition

For its 20th edition, the Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) presents 20 indoors performances from September 7 to 18, 2022! With 6 international companies and 11 local companies, the performances will be presented at Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts, at Salle Bourgie of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at the Studio-Théâtre des Grands Ballets Canadiens / Wilder Building.

For a 4th consecutive year, this 20th edition of FQD is dedicated to women by bringing together 10 women choreographers out of the 17 national and international choreographers invited. Moreover, the FQD is honored to have as co-spokespersons for its 20th edition the two renowned dance artists Margie Gillis and Anik Bissonnette.