PROGRAM / BIG BANG OTTAWA 2019
Sunday 17 February 2019 - Monday 18 February 2019
Jesse Stewart, Bascaille & Les Incomplètes /
Three surprise micro-concerts as you tour behind the scenes at the NAC
Ever been curious about what really goes on backstage? Well here’s your chance. Enjoy three mini concerts as you weave your way through the twists and turns in our labyrinth of corridors behind the performance halls. Are you up for the adventure? Awesome!
Jesse Stewart can play anything. He's been known to give a concert in a kitchen with nothing more than the usual things lying around. Here, the inventive musician has a new venue to work with, where he can mess with whatever he finds, plus the trusty unconventional instrument he likes to lug along with him to double the fun.
Created and performed by Jesse Stewart
Three percussionists enter. These ingenious musicians from the Lower St. Lawrence like to surprise audiences with curious instruments like their Patente à découdre, which looks like a treadle sewing machine with a muffler on top, and sounds like it's going into battle, or their Bois Deboutte, standing pieces of lumber that somehow make music. They're bound to surprise again – maybe even in the dark.
Created and performed by Tom Jacques, Olivier Tremblay Noël and Antoine Létourneau B. / Production: Bascaille
Josiane Bernier and Symon Marcoux smile invitingly. She's a dancer; he's a bass player. Together, they take us from the shore to unsuspected watery depths. Movement and music create waves that softly rock us in an imaginary aquatic world. Come on, let's dive in!
Created and directed by Audrey Marchand and Laurence P Lafaille / Choreography and performance: Josiane Bernier / Bass: Symon Marcoux / Production: Les Incomplètes