Stéphane Maddix Albert à FURIES 2021 (Photo: Clotilde D-G)
Stéphane Maddix Albert à FURIES 2021 (Photo: Clotilde D-G)

ABOUT

About FURIES

Under the artistic direction of Priscilla Guy and Sébastien Provencher, FURIES is a contemporary dance festival on a human scale held in Marsoui – Gaspésie and which highlights powerful choreographic forms in the everyday landscape. For the 3rd edition, which will take place from July 28 to 31, 2022, guest artist-curator Karla Etienne is joining the programming team. FURIES is produced by Mandoline Hybride. The 3rd edition of FURIES in a nutshell:
  • Internationally acclaimed performances presented for the first time in Gaspésie (with Dana Michel and Louise Lecavalier);
  • Creations especially conceived for FURIES and presented in secret locations (with Louise Bédard and Théâtre Témoin)
  • A premiere that will begin its journey in Marsoui (with Soleil Launière & Joséphine Bacon);
  • Surprising and colorful performances to be contemplated in the Haute-Gaspésie landscape (with Marie Lambin-Gagnon and Wendt&Dufaux);
  • A section highlighting the work of Afro-descendant artists with guest artist-curator Karla Étienne (Aly Keita, Marie-Reine Kabasha, Mecdy Mystic Rootz in a triple program at the Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, as well as a Café-causerie in the park);
  • Moments to move as a group, with fun and without pressure (Afro trap sessions in the park, Qi Gong at the beach and FURIES Party);
  • A young audience program with the artist Nate Yaffe who proposes to awaken creativity with a performance-workshop in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and in a workshop in Marsoui;
  • Live music for our greatest pleasure (with Elena Stoodley and in Papillon by Helen Simard);
  • Screendance artists to discover, who make us see and feel movement differently;
  • and much more! Discover the whole program here.

Thank you to our partners

We also thank
Ms. Méganne Perry Mélançon – députée de Gaspé, Ms. Diane Lebouthillier – députée de Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Marie Hudon, Jean-Jacques Élie, Tangente Danse, Microbrasserie le Malbord, Épicerie Thibault of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Armoire Santé, Vignoble Coteau Rougemont, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges school of Marsoui, the Comité de développement de Marsoui, the Marsoui camping team, La Chapelle du Cap, Mont-Café, the Municipality of Marsoui, our team of volunteers and all the partners and friends who contribute directly or indirectly to the success of the festival.

Team

Artistic direction: Priscilla Guy & Sébastien Provencher Guest artist-curator: Karla Etienne Director – Administration, production and ticketing: Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey Director – Communications and Production: Clotilde Dyotte-Gabelier Technical direction: Samuel Thériault, Paul Chambers & Lisandre Coulombe Web developer: Jean-Philippe Ung Design: Étienne Després Photographers: Moïse Marcoux-Chabot & René Faulkner Videographers: Claudia Chan Tak & Jonathan Gaudreau Production assistants: Maurice-G. Du Berger & Jarom Osorio Caterer: Marc-André Dinel

Our eco-responsible commitments

FURIES is proud to be committed to reducing its ecological footprint, through various concrete choices, from suppliers to transportation. Below is a summary of the achievements of the last edition of the festival. These will be renewed and improved for the 2022 edition:

  • No single-use plastic used at the bar or in the kitchen;
  • No printing of paper programs;
  • Approximately 150 homemade meals served to the artistic teams in reusable dishes;
  • No printing required for ticketing;
  • Composting of all organic waste in the kitchen and recycling bins on site;
  • Transportation of artists and teams offset by purchasing carbon credits to finance the planting of trees in Quebec;
  • Sale of FURIES shirts bought second hand and printed locally and ethically in silk-screening;
  • Choice of local suppliers (bar, meals, banner printing, etc.)

Visit Mandoline Hybride’s website to learn more about the company’s commitments.

Land and water acknowledgment

We wish to acknowledge that our activities and gatherings take place on the unceded lands and waters of the Mi’gmaq Nation. These traditional lands and waters are known to the Mi’gmaq community as the 7th District of the Mi’gma’gi, Gespe’gewa’gi: The Last Land. Visit Mandoline Hybride’s website to read the full acknowledgment.

Archives: FURIES 2021 time capsule

Archives: FURIES 2019 time capsule