If you are in Montreal this May, don’t miss Stu&Jess Productions presentation of Ravel’s classic “L’Heure Espagnole”.
IF YOU AREN’T, MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE!
Stu&Jess Productions has made it their mission to present talented, young singers in unique, non-traditional venues. “L’Heure Espagnole” marks the third collaboration of Stuart Martin and Jessica Derventzis, the creative team behind Stu&Jess Productions, their first success having been with Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium” in the fall of 2013, which was presented in a re-envisioned church. Their production Ravel’s comedic classic, ”L’Heure Espagnole”, will be given a modern twist in the upper floor warehouse of the Techno-Lith paper company in Montreal (aka the New City Gas complex).
For Body and Light is a contemporary dance company directed by choreographer Stéphanie Morin-Robert in collaboration with Ian Ferrier of Wired On Words. Linnea Gwiazda, Allison Burns, Danika Cormier, Marie-Pier Gilbert, Marie-France Jacques, and Joachim Yensen-Martin are among the dancers who collaborate.
In 2013 For Body and Light wowed Parrsborians with their first performance of Coming and Going on the secondfloor of Main & Station. The dance-music-poetry performance which was created in 2013 while Nonesuch artists in residence at Main & Station was inspired by the local environment and lore and especially by the tides coming and going in the Minas Basin. Following the performance one viewer exclaimed excitedly that it was so vivid she could “see the barnacles on their legs“.
The latest happening in the third floor loft is #boxtape, a Peter Trosztmer social investigation that implicates Sonya Stefan, Elinor Fueter, Marie-Claire Forté, Jeremy Gordaneer, Thea Patterson, Lois Brown. Nathan Yaffe, Winnie Ho, Sigrid Patterson, Elise Vanderborght, and many many others.