Nutcracker, 2022 Reviewed and correctedback from Top Gun: Maverick on the big screen… Here are some ideas for outings while waiting for the first real snowfall.
Nutcracker in its entirety at Place des Arts
The magic of the holidays comes to Place des Arts from December 9 to 30 with the return of the magical ballet Nutcrackera great tradition of Les Grands Ballets, which has presented the version of the late choreographer Fernand Nault since 1964. For the first time in two years, we will be able to see the show in its entirety, while the children will once again be present on stage, as well as the Orchestra of the Grands Ballets.
Iris Gagnon-Paradise, The Press
Live Christmas in the park
Another holiday classic is Noël dans le parc, which takes place in three Montreal parks, but whose center is Émilie-Gamelin Park, near the Berri-UQAM metro station. The festival, which is in its 29e presentation, offers dozens of shows until December 31. The program is rich and varied, offering a happy mix of emerging artists and established artists, addressing all types of audiences, from Sophia Bel to Ari Cui Cui.
Josee Lapointe, The Press
Extras for 2022 revised and corrected
The traditional theatrical review of the Rideau Vert continues until January 7, with additional additions. A show directed by Natalie Lecompte during which forty sketches parade in 1h30. “wrote our journalist Jean Siag in his review. For the performances of the weekend of December 9, 10 and 11, places are limited.
Jean Siag, The Press
Addition of visiting hours for Their Mortal Remains
Arsenal contemporary art has added visiting hours for the exhibition Their Mortal Remains, devoted to Pink Floyd. The exhibition passed through London, Rome, Madrid, Dortmund, before arriving in Montreal. “We can see various objects that belonged to the members of the group, posters, David Gilmour’s guitars, Richard Wright’s keyboards, Syd Barrett’s bicycle, recently wrote our journalist Jean-Christophe Laurence. We recreated atmospheres, even stage sets. We even offer stations of a more technical nature, which give a total vision of the creative process of the training. The music, but also the sound, the lighting, the recording and the design of some famous album covers. »
The Little Singers at the Oratory
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal offer their free Christmas concert on December 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the basilica of Saint Joseph’s Oratory. Entitled singing as a gift, this concert brings together some 150 singers led by conductor and musical director Andrew Gray. For the occasion, the Petits Chanteurs will perform a repertoire that oscillates between contemplation and the festive spirit with titles like The Angels in our countryside, Adeste Fideles and He was born the divine child. No reservation necessary.
Stephanie Morin, The Press
It’s teeming at the SAT
Several activities are planned this weekend at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT). First, an immersive conference exploring the links between creation and mental health led by Florence K and Émile Roy (December 10 and 11); then the projection, in the dome, of immersive short films, Arashi, In the Land of the Flabby Schnook and Solarians, intended for children aged 3 and over. A family activity of approximately 30 minutes also presented on December 10 and 11.
Jean Siag, The Press
Last shots of Michel Huneault’s trilogy on display
The photographer Michel Huneault exhibits, until December 23 at the Pierre-François Ouellette gallery, Vertigo: 10 new Tohoku wallsthe last component of his video trilogy started and presented in this gallery in 2015. The last shots of the new video-drone were made in 2020 in Japan, a few hours before he had to interrupt his work due to border closures ( COVID-19).
Return to the room for Top Gun: Maverick
If you haven’t seen yet Top Gun: Maverick, here’s your chance to experience it on the big screen, until December 15th. This perfectly dosed film “gives chills, makes you laugh, leaves you speechless and provokes a few tears, wrote our critic Pascal LeBlanc last May. Moreover, it is a rather family entertainment, since there is neither vulgarity nor real violence. We could blame him for his anonymous enemies and his reverence for American power, but that would serve no purpose other than to deliberately sulk his pleasure. »
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