With Cabane, one of the most inspiring contemporary dance figures in Québec, Paul-André Fortier, happily takes us into an absurd and shifting world, accompanied by Rober Racine; visual artist, performer, musician – and for the occasion – dancer. At the center of the stage stands a shed made of bits and pieces. This unique setting, potable and modular, is in reality a world in itself, a genuine treasure chest where the two protagonists draw miscellaneous objects that feed their crazy obsessions. A man dances on a score made of words, measures his territory. A metal box spring becomes a musical instrument. A sober, simple staging adds to the surreal atmosphere of this work, at the frontier of theatre, visual arts, dance and performance art. Paul-André Fortier drew from all these disciplines to nourish a singular and controlled universe, giving us a simple, crazy and passionately absurd gem. An intelligent and poetic delight!

Paul-André Fortier

Concept, choreography and staging
Paul-André Fortier

Paul-André Fortier, Rober Racine

Rober Racine

Robert Morin

John Munro

set and accessories
Daniel Vallée, d’après une idée de Paul-André Fortier 


Denis Lavoie

Lute-making (stringed box spring)
Martin Ouellet

Rehearsal coach, supervision of performances
and assistant to the choreographer

Ginelle Chagnon

Technical director and production manager
Guy Levesque

Simon Pineau

Fortier Danse-Création

November 18-19 / 8 PM + November 20 / 4 PM



Co-produced by the Festival TransAmériques, the National arts center and the Canada Dance Festival

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