L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres: Cabaret Brise-Jour

Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm and Saturday, August 24th at 7 pm
Location: Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana

Seven deadly sins for three pennies
This Canadian orchestra, composed of eight musicians and actors, takes us back in time to the surrealist world of cabaret. Like in pre-war Berlin, there is decadence, eroticism, and the pending threat of aerial bombardment. Images come across as bizarre, strange and exciting. This fascinating music and performing group of artists comes from Québec and was established in 2001. Their penultimate performance was dedicated to the music of Tom Waits, whereas this time they somewhat resemble freedivers as they immerse themselves in the cabaret melodies and poetry created by the master of this genre, Kurt Weill. We can see everything appear on stage: tragedy, drama, comedy, melodrama. Everything good and bad that a woman’s soul and a man’s flesh are capable of. Absolutely nothing you have seen so far can compare with what you’re about to experience in this performance. Go with the flow and leave time behind.

Writing, arrangements, direction: L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres
Performers: Danya Ortmann, Philippe Lessard-Drolet, Lyne Goulet, Simon Elmaleh, Simon Drouin, Jasmin Cloutier, Gabrielle Bouthillier, Bruno Bouchard
Music: Kurt Weill
Texts: Bertolt Brecht, Robert Desnos, Ira Gershwin, Maxwell Anderson, Jacques Deval, Ogden Nash
Sound design: Frédéric Auger
Light design: Philippe Lessard-Drolet
Theatrical machines: Pascal Robitaille
Production: L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres
Supported by: Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre Le Périscope de Québec, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Service de la culture de la ville de Québec, Usine C – Montréal

Photo: Guillaume D. Cyr

95 minutes with intermission


23. 08. 2013


Stara mestna elektrarna