L’ÉTHÉÂTRE is a new summer cultural event celebrating media arts, visual arts and stage performance in Vancouver, Canada, produced by Regis Painchaud and Lorraine Fortin of Visions Ouest Productions.
Bien sur, most events are en Francais, but art is an international language, and these events can be enjoyed by all.
In fact, on opening night, this past Saturday a gang of …well, not exactly humans, was present and spiced things up while people enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and their pre-show socializing.
Yes… Madame Rouge (me) & her Bouffons came out to play with audience members, and with some of the other performers of the evening. (This gang loves “enhancing” special events…)
As well as creating unexpected havoc (in the funnest way possible), les bouffons held space for circus performers, Benoit Ranger and Catherine Joly of “Les Transporteurs de Reves” as they displayed an amazing routine of strength and beauty. (Us Bouffons decided they were our esteemed cousins)
Later that evening the main show contrasted our wild opening with the classy ‘Le Trio Boris’ featuring lyrics of Boris Vian, & Jacques Prévert.
This upcoming week I (not Madame Rouge) will be enjoying more of L’ÉTHÉÂTRE with a performance by ‘Le Duo Alcaz’ on Wednesday evening (July 14) at 8pm. I hope many will come and support this great new festival by Vision Ouest Productions!
(and who knows when those crazy bouffons will re-appear.. muhahaha)