Montreal, August 30th, 2017 — On September 15th, POP Montreal and LA SERRE — arts vivants invite the public to a show by Un Blonde presented as part of POSSIBLES. In addition, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, the National Film Board of Canada, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and LA SERRE — arts vivants are proud to announce the launch of La Nuit des POSSIBLES on December 8th. These events are part of the official programming of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.
Imagine a unique evening in a historical site at the St-John The Evangelist Church (Red Roof Church), where a talented musician accompanied by a choir reflects on the theme of spirituality. The project was developed by Jean-Sébastien Audet, alias Un Blonde, as part of POSSIBLES. For the occasion, the Montreal singer-songwriter intends to reimagine the songs from his Polaris Prize-nominated album Good Will Come to You in which he explores, with gospel overtones, the role of spirituality and the sublime in his practice. This exceptional evening will be the only opportunity to hear Un Blonde accompanied by string quartet The Dervich Warhol, a small choir, and other musicians. The event will be free. Join us for an exhilarating evening!
Friday, September 15th, 9pm
8 pm – Open doors
St-John The Evangelist Church – Red Roof Church
137 President-Kennedy avenue, Montreal, QC H2X
Multi-talented Montreal musician Jean-Sebastien Audet continues to expand the reaches of his output with the increasingly out-there Un Blonde project. His most recent album, Good Will Come to You came out in May 2016.
The 12th POSSIBLES and the conclusion of a year of artistic exploration on societal issues will take place on December 8th, 2017, during the Nuit des POSSIBLES. Don’t miss out!
On December 8th, POSSIBLES will be taking over the interior and exterior spaces of the Grande Bibliothèque in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles! Throughout the evening, relive the first 11 events and participate in the inauguration of an immersive installation in which visitors can embark on an astounding journey through the fantasy and memory of the library.
This grand celebration will also be the occasion to unveil the POSSIBLES Manifesto, a collection of shared reflections cultivated throughout a year of productions, presented as part of Montreal’s 375th celebrations.
Stage Director: Philippe Cyr
12th POSSIBLES creator: Étienne Paquette
Manifesto creators: Emmanuelle Walter, Joël Morin Ben Abdallah and Akufen
A co-production of LA SERRE – arts vivants, BAnQ, the National Film Board of Canada and Quartier des spectacles Partnership.
For more information: possibles.ca
Not to be missed : POSSIBLES 10, 11 et 12
*POSSIBLES 10 and 11 venues will be unveiled 375 hours prior to each event.
October 16 – Collectif Rien à cacher | Théâtre Aux Écuries | Justice + Peace – NEW DATE
November 16 – Caroline Monnet | Oboro | Ecology
December 8 – Étienne Paquette | BAnQ + ONF + PQDS | Worldwide Collaboration + Global Goal
POSSIBLES merges art and civic engagement in the perspective of sustainable community development. Once a month throughout the year 2017, POSSIBLES will present the works of 12 artists from various art disciplines in collaboration with 12 creative partnerships in 12 unusual Montreal venues.
The Objective: Provide a platform to up-and-coming artists by inviting them to create new POSSIBLES exploring 12 local issues that arose from discussions with the community. The year 2017 will impart a manifesto and a methodology to cities from across the globe enabling them to adopt and contribute to the project. An in-depth reflection about the future, an invitation to participate in the creation of a better tomorrow.
For more information: possibles.ca
The POP Montreal International Music Festival is an internationally renowned event that offers a daring mix of various music, art forms and events. The festival champions artistic independence and presents conferences, art exhibits, a craft fair, a fashion competition, films, and of course, parties that last ’til the break of dawn.
For more information: popmontreal.com
LA SERRE is a decisive incubator for the development of performing arts. It positions itself as a collaboration agent between artists, various partners and the community. Artistically, LA SERRE promotes works and approaches that forge transparent links between the arts, nature and society and which foster encounters between the various disciplinary and sectorial sectors.
For more information: laserre.ca
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Canda, the Gouvernement du Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: 375mtl.com
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LA SERRE – arts vivants thanks the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support.
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