Assistant director and production manager
With the presence of a children’s choir
Artistic collaboration for the musical aspect
and coordination of choirs in France
Alexi Babin Rioux
In co-production with Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne (Quebec); Scène Nationale d’Albi; Théâtre Molière Sète, scène nationale archipel de Thau; and Théâtre des Quatre Saisons – Scène Conventionnée d'Intérêt National Art & Création de Gradignan (France).
Developed with the support of the National Creative Fund of the National Arts Centre, the Cole Foundation, and co-production assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts.
The play Frontière Nord, situated in an indeterminate geographic space, features a choral universe of women and children. In this contemporary oratorio, electro-acoustic music by composer Roland Auzet is in dialogue with two texts written by Suzanne Lebeau, as two parts of a single narrative: the walls that rise and the borders that separate and cut across territories – North and South, Children and Adults, Self and Other.
Director Gervais Gaudreault creates a major project in which choirs are omnipresent. They narrate the collective tragedy – a tragedy that touches each individual differently but affects the community as a whole. In the conflict presented to us, the characters are the spokespersons of their own experience, the witnesses to their own pain.