James Viveiros / Vera Kvarcakova and Jérémy Galdeano

Cinquième Salle September 15, 2021

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This double-program features pieces by Vera Kvarcakova and Jérémy Galdeano, as well as James Viveiros.

FOMO “Fear of Missing Out.”  A feeling of anxiety about missing out on an exciting event and, consequently, being excluded or feeling rejected from a particular group. Inspired by the acronym, this piece highlights the toxic relationships that can exist between social media networks and their users, often expressed by a constant need to share content online, among other things. FOMO asks the fundamental question, “How does social media addiction influence our perceptions and behaviours?”

PLAY:BACK is loosely based on Plato’s Symposium, a fantastical, mythological story about a time when twice as many humans existed as do today. Because they were viewed as a threat by the gods, Zeus cut each human in two. Since then, they have been searching for their other halves, seeking completeness. This piece explores the feeling of emptiness that arises from the absence of the “other.” The performance is a journey revealing a vision of love and desire that exists beyond race, gender and sexual preference. It is an ode not only to attachment, but also to passionate, occasionally toxic love and the human experience of interconnectedness in this web of life.


Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required
Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required

Please note that physical distancing protocols are in effect for this performance, which means that 1 seat will remain empty on each side of seated spectators, except for spectators from the same family bubble.

To attend the performance, ticketholders must comply with the usual health and safety measures, in addition to meeting the following two criteria:

  • All spectators aged 13 and up must show a vaccine passport, along with a proof of ID, at the entrance to the performance hall. A photo ID is required for people of ages 16 to 74.

  • All spectators aged 10 and up must wear a face covering at all times: when circulating and during the performance (masks are also strongly recommended for children of ages 2 to 9).

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