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Violette

performance

Date

June 21, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

Performance @ Dressing Rooms, The Isabel

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Violette welcomes you into her apartment. She invites you – and only you – to enter the private zone of her bedroom… and then, of her imagination. Explore this real-world space as if you were at the home of a friend. Then put on your VR headset… and become the sole witness to the apartment’s untold story: a bit magic, and somewhat tragic. Finally, take the headset off: return to real life and a real apartment. You may never look at this world – the one you share with Violette and the rest of us – quite the same way again.

JJJ continues to explore and innovate, this time by developing a novel dramatic form that incorporates the use of virtual reality (VR). Violette is a site-specific theatrical work for an audience of one, using the digital arts to offer a new kind of intimate experience. In this piece exploring the theme of abuse, each participant is given the chance to enter one woman’s unique inner world and access her unusual perspective on a reality often experienced by marginalized women.

Original Concept/Designer/Director: Catherine Bourgeois

Video Artist/VR Designer: Olivia McGilchrist

Text: Amélie Dumoulin

Cast: Leïla Donabelle Kaze, and Anne Tremblay

Programmer (3D, Unity, Interaction): Julien Beauséjour

Costume Designer: Amy Keith

Sound Designer: Éric Forget

Production assistant : Noémie Avidar

VR Headsets provided by 

About Joe Jack et John

(FR) Joe Jack et John est une compagnie de théâtre de création et de répertoire qui produit des spectacles multidisciplinaires et performatifs alliant projection vidéo, danse, spoken-word et bilinguisme. Sa démarche artistique met de l’avant la figure de l’antihéros en intégrant des interprètes souvent perçus comme tels par la société, par exemple des acteurs professionnels ayant une déficience intellectuelle ou issus de l’immigration.

La compagnie privilégie l’écriture en collectif où des questions sociales sont au cœur des œuvres. La singularité de ses distributions concerne autant la recherche esthétique que la rencontre humaine et vise à faire entendre une parole peu écoutée, à faire réfléchir sur des enjeux contemporains, dont la diversité, et à faire avancer le dialogue de notre société à travers l’art.

(ENG) Joe Jack and John is a theatre company that produces original multidisciplinary shows combining video, dance, spoken word, and bilingualism. Our artistic approach foregrounds the figure of the antihero by integrating performers often perceived as such by society, such as professional actors with an intellectual disability or from diverse cultural backgrounds.

We favour devised creation for projects that centre on current social issues. The uniqueness of our casting is as much about aesthetic research as it is about promoting human encounters: we aim to make heard the voices rarely listened to; to encourage reflection on contemporary issues, including those of inclusion; and to move the social conversation forward through art.

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