With support from the Bureau du Québec à Toronto.
A MAYDAY Production Co-Presented by dance Immersion and Canadian Stage
Created, directed, and choreography by Mélanie Demers with the precious collaboration of the interpreters
The cast of Cabaret Noir uses movement, dialogue, and music to reconstruct emblematic scenes from popular culture in a work that is both a celebration and resistance of concepts of “Blackness”. The artists play with clichés, folklore, and prejudices, summoning the words of Frantz Fanon, Nina Simone, Dany Laferrière, and Spike Lee to illustrate that no external authority can define our identities.