Out & About

November 1, 2012

Theater companies offering variety in Montreal

MONTREAL — The Montreal autumn circus, dance and theater season is in full swing with unique stage offerings.


First up, a little circus fun is in order as La Tohu presents “Sequence 8” by Montreal-based circus collective Les 7 Doigts de la Main. The original acrobatic production is on through Saturday, Nov. 17.

La Tohu is at 2345 Jarry St. E. (at the corner of Iberville Street). Adult admission starts at $39. Call (514) 376-8648 or visit to learn more.


Montreal’s Danse Danse presents “Political Mother” performed by Britain’s Hofesh Shechter Company. The work, choreographed by Hofesh Shechter, an Israeli choreographer and musician now based in the United Kingdom, explores tyranny and indoctrination with 10 dancers, seven musicians, strobe lights and loud music. It’s presented at Place des Art tonight through Saturday. Tickets cost $55 and $62.

Danse Danse next presents “Usually Beauty Fails” by Frederick Gravel, an upbeat contemporary dance piece featuring eight dancers and set to the music of Chopin, PJ Harvey and more. The production is on various dates Wednesday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 17. Tickets cost $36.

Call Place des Arts at (866) 842-2112 or visit for details.


Next, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts offers a number of productions this fall.

The Segal’s Studio stage presents the Black Theatre Workshop production of “Harlem Duet,” which offers a preface to Shakespeare’s “Othello” through the eyes of Billie, Othello’s first wife. The work is set at the corners of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X boulevards in upper Manhattan.

“Harlem Duet” continues through Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets start at $25 and are available at or by calling (514) 932-1104.

Following is a work geared for youths with “Dreaming Now,” an interactive production that uses new media and interactive technologies to explore the concept of digital overload, according to a press release. “Dreaming Now” is presented Monday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Nov. 23.

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