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  • Pauline Vaillancourt presents The Trials of Patricia Isasa

    Pauline Vaillancourt presents The Trials of Patricia Isasa
    May 2016, 1m53s

    From May 19 to 21, 2016, at the Monument-National of Montréal, the opera "The Trials of Patricia Isasa" will be premiered.

    This new work tells the true story of Patricia Isasa, a human rights activist in Argentina. Pauline Vaillancourt, the Stage Director of the opera and the Director of Chants Libres, tells us more about this lavish production, which brings together six soloists, one actor, and a chorus, accompanied by seven musicians.

    News posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • Recap on the discussion "Art and Horror"

    May 12th, we organized a discussion with the help of Amnistie internationale Canada francophone (AICF) bringing together artists and activists to debate the issue of presenting horror in art.

    The discussion, moderated by the filmmaker Patricio Henriquez, gave voice to Pauline Vaillancourt (Stage Director of the opera), Kristin Norderval (Composer and Soloist), Patricia Isasa (Human rights activist in Argentina) and Gilles Sabourin (Activist and Vice-President of the AICF).

    The artist Dominique Blain, who presented a video installation titled Émergence, also contributed to the discussion by offering her point of view.

    To find out more:

    • «Medium Large» — Première chaîne Radio-Canada — Interview with Dominique Blain, Pauline Vaillancourt and Patricio Henriquez — Listen to the program
    • La Presse + — «Étudiante torturée, son histoire devient un opéra» — Recap of the discussion and the interviews with Kristin Norderval and Patricia Isasa — Read the article

    News posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • Art and horror

    A prelude to the world premiere of The Trials of Patricia Isasa

    Chants Libres presents, in collaboration with Amnesty international, a public discussion called “Art and horror” on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5 to 7 PM, at the café of the Monument-National (Free admission). As a prelude to the world premiere of its new opera The Trials of Patricia Isasa, artists and human rights activits will be gathered to discuss representation of horror — and torture — in arts.

    The discussion will be moderated by the filmmaker Patricio Henriquez (winner of the Gala du Cinéma québécois prize for best full feature documentary for Ouïghour, prisonniers de l’absurde), and panellists will be Kristin Norderval, composer of the opera and lead singer;

    Pauline Vaillancourt, Artistic and General Director of Chants Libres and Stage Director of the opera; Patricia Isasa,human rights activist from Argentina whose story inspired the opera; and Gilles Sabourin, activist for Amnistie internationale Canada francophone.

    Free admission

    News posted Thursday, April 21, 2016

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