Se mettre dans l'eau chaude
PLEASE NOTE THE SHOW IS IN FRENCH- MORE INFO IN FRENCH SIDE OF THE WEB SITE!
A balneotherapeutic theatrical trail produced by ATSA
Featuring Geneviève Rochette, Jean-François Nadeau, Mylène Roy and Philippe Ducros.
Sound design: Robert M. Lepage | Lighting: Marie-Aube St-Amand Duplessis
At Espace Libre, renamed Spa Libre for the occasion
1945 Fullum St., Montreal
FROM MONDAY, JUNE 10 TO SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013, at 8:30 p.m.
Bar and locker rooms (men’s and women’s) open at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive early in order to change. as well, bathrobes will be provided.
Information and ticket counter: 514-521-4191
Online ticket sales: www.espacelibre.qc.ca
Possibility of purchase through ATSA and information inquiries:
514-844-9830 | www.atsa.qc.ca
No stranger to investing the public space, Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable (ATSA) will occupy a theatrical venue for the very first time, transforming both Théâtre Espace Libre and adjacent Coupal St. into a spa.
Interdisciplinary artists and ATSA founders Annie Roy and Pierre Allard present Se mettre dans l’eau chaude (a riff on “being in hot water”), a happening that puts a totally different spin on going to the theatre!
Are our collective need to “unwind” and our culture of well-being more important than our responsibilities, or have they evolved into a necessary survival mechanism with which to stave off the ambient inhumanity? What is the nature of the dilemma we face as we seek to legitimately exercise this “right” to leisure while striving to be active citizens?
Upon arriving at Spa Libre, “clients” will be pleasantly greeted by our team of gracious hosts. They will be asked to choose one of two rest-and-relaxation packages: Mouillez-vous (requiring their getting wet) or Restez au sec (staying dry). They will then be ushered into the locker room—men’s or women’s—to don their bathing suit, bathrobe and sandals, or for the dry option, casual clothes, after which they will have an opportunity to enjoy a thirst-quenching beverage on the lounge bar’s deck.
Spa Libre’s director (Philippe Ducros), yoga teacher (Mylène Roy), reporter (Geneviève Rochette) and trader (Jean-François Nadeau) will encourage clients’ to fill out their wellness report. They will then guide them through the different indoor and outdoor stations devoted to relaxation and collective reflection: the urban garden; the lounge chairs looking onto the sunken swimming pool; the jacuzzi; the Finnish (dry) sauna; the gym; and the areas reserved for massage and prana yoga meditation.
FIN NOVEMBRE invites you to join us in 2013!
For the second edition ATSA created FIN NOVEMBRE 2012 around the 20th anniversary of Place Émilie-Gamelin : five installations related to the history of the square and a program related to its engaged and festive spirit but also with its DNA of taking position thanks to the Soirée Rouge where 30 distinctive personalities made us vibrate through their stirring militancy full of ideals and commitment!
A huge thank you to you major partners, financial partners and media, artists and spokespeople, collaborators and restaurant sponsors, donators of clothes and food, a Mother Nature who blessed us with a wonderful temperature, to you, precious volunteers, who accumulated more than 2700 hours of work. And finally to you, the public, who came to visit us during the event!
Montreal Culture Metropolis
During the last get-together of “Montréal Métropole Culturelle” at Tohu, Annie Roy spoke to the audience and read a text entitled: ”Une vision pour Montréal ? Un espoir pour l’espace public !” [in french only] Many people and organizations supported its content.
You may read it, circulate it and give us your comments! Written for “Culture Montréal” in October 2012, read the 26th November, 2012 during the event “Montréal Métropole Culturelle” it’s circulating now generating support so far from amongst others:
Bastien Gilbert (directeur du RCAAQ), le RAIQ, Daredare, Margie Gillis (interprète et chorégraphe), Toxique trottoir, Geneviève Rochette (comédienne), Olivier Choinières (metteur en scène), Dominique Lebeau (musiciens et animateur), Anne-Marie Broudehoux (professeure en design-UQAM), Francine Couture (professeure associée, département d'histoire de l'art, UQAM), Catherine Caron (Rédactrice en chef adjointe, Revue Relations) Ève Lamoureux (professeur au département d’histoire de l’art-UQAM), Louis Jacob (professeur et directeur de l’Unité de programmes de cycles supérieurs en sociologie-UQAM), Émily Laliberté (artiste et coordinatrice du Feminist Art project), Marie J. Jean (Directrice, VOX, centre de l'image contemporaine), le collectif SYN, Esther Trépannier (professeure au département d'histoire de l'art-UQAM), Péristyle Nomade, Ianik Marcil, Pierre gaudreau, Guylaine Maroist
and a lot more.
We are inviting you to participate by sending us your name to email@example.com enabling us to add you to the list.