Montréal, Thursday, April 21, 2016 — 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.
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