The MÉMOIRES project flows from LE CYCLE DES BERCEUSES, a wide-ranging multidisciplinary research project addressing themes of memory, transmission, roots, childhood and old age. We’ve imagined a concept in which the performing arts, public art and performance itself intersect with cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, drawing on intergenerational transmission and the return to one’s roots.

MÉMOIRES is a series of three collective performances to be performed in October, November and December 2016 in Québec City : LE BANQUET, LA VEILLÉE and LES CORVÉES. The intent is to take a fresh look at the community rituals and holidays that marked the passage of time in Quebec. These were essential touchstones that are deeply rooted in our culture and within ourselves.

Credits

Concept, creation and artistic direction:
Audrey Marchand, Laurence P Lafaille and Josiane Bernier

Project coordination: Josiane Bernier

Performers : to be confirmed

Mediation and communication manager: Marjorie Audet

Web videos : Le Machin Club

This project stems from a partnership between Les Incomplètes and Le Centre de Valorisation du Patrimoine Vivant (CVPV), and receives support from l’Entente de développement culturel MCC-Ville de Québec. Le Machin Club will create and promote the short web videos based on the project.