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From the Greek φαινόμενον, phainomenon.

What is observed or noted by experience and is likely to be repeated or reproduced and to acquire an objective, universal value.

(National Center for Textual and Lexical Resources)

All audiences

60 minutes

5 dancers



In the half-light, under a cold light, five silhouettes wake up, move in a jerky, precise way. These five figures, sensitive humanoid robots or new generation of augmented human beings, evolve before the eyes of the spectators, active witnesses of the metamorphosis that takes place throughout the piece. It is in contact with the other, in close proximity with the audience, that these phenomena humanize themselves to become real living beings, indistinguishable from a biological Human, with the only difference that these super-humans underline our human vulnerability, leaving our future in suspense.


Philosophical reflection, story of Humanity, aesthetic meditation, Phenomena explores the infinite possibilities of amplification and transcendence of the body and questions the evolution of the Human in a not so distant future.



A production of Destins Croisés

A choreography by Ismaël Mouaraki in collaboration with the performers


Audrey Bergeron, Geneviève Boulet, Matthew Quigley, José Flores, Geneviève Gagné

Dramaturgy Advisor

Estelle Clareton


Lighting and scenography

Paul Chambers, David-Alexandre Chabot


Annie Gagnon and Isabelle Poirier

Artistic advisors

Annie Gagnon, Geneviève Boulet and Isabelle Poirier


Antoine Berthiaume


Sarah Dube

Technical direction

Olivier Chopinet


Phenomena has received residency support from the Agora de la danse, the Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, the Maison de la culture Frontenac and Circuit-est center chorégraphique. The creation of Phenomena received the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des Arts de Montréal.


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