Vlad Alexis. Photo by Cloé Pluquet
Cabaret Noir
Cabaret Noir

Cabaret Noir

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.

Please note: there will be no late entry once the performance has started. Please plan your travel accordingly. 

The show contains text in French, English, Creole, and a hint of Spanish without surtitles. The performance also contains flash and haze. For a full list of other content warnings, please click here

Cabaret Noir Talkback!

Join us with dance Immersion on Friday, February 10 for a bilingual post-show talkback on stage with hosts Timea Wharton-Suri and Zahra Badua of dance Immersion.

Get your tickets to see the critically acclaimed Cabaret Noir, a MAYDAY Production co-presented by dance Immersion and Canadian Stage and stay back for an engaging evening exploring concepts of identity, movement, dialogue, and music with an audience Q&A!


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Created, directed, and choreography by

  • Mélanie Demers with the precious collaboration of the interpreters


  • Vlad Alexis
  • Florence Blain
  • Paul Chambers
  • Mélanie Demers
  • Stacey Désilier
  • Fabrice Yvanoff Sénat

Rehearsal Director

  • Anne-Marie Jourdenais

Costume Designer

  • Sophie El Assaad

Lighting Designer

  • Paul Chambers

Music Arranged by

  • Anglesh Major
  • Florence Blain Mbaye

Technical Director

  • Radwan Ghazi

Assistant Technical Director

  • Radwan Moumne

With support from the Bureau du Québec à Toronto.

Province of Quebec

Currently Playing at Canadian Stage

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