125 Bathurst Street
|Thursday August 4th||9:00 PM - 9:45 PM|
|Friday August 5th||10:30 PM - 11:15 PM|
|Saturday August 6th||4:15 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Sunday August 7th||1:15 PM - 2:00 PM|
Latecomers admitted throughout the performance.
This show contains coarse language, bad attitudes, awkward silences, blinding lights, wailing guitars, underpants, and absolutely NO FUN. Strobe lights are used.
“I’ll tell you about punk rock. Punk rock is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators… And it’s a term that’s based on contempt. It’s a term that’s based in fashion, style, elitism, Satanism, and everything that’s rotten about rock’n’roll.” —Iggy Pop, 1977
Loud. In your face. Sexual but not sexy. NO FUN is an interdisciplinary dance performance inspired by the music and movement of punk icon Iggy Pop. This is a show that laughs in the face of failure, reaches out and strangles people, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. For 45 minutes, three dancers and four musicians hit you full force with a giant wall of movement and sound, leaving you feeling somewhere between “F*ck yeah!” and “What the hell just happened?” Grab some earplugs on your way in and leave your expectations in the lobby. We will have a real cool time tonight.
Created and Choreographed by Helen Simard, in collaboration with the performers; Performed by Stephanie Fromentin, Justin Gionet, Emmalie Ruest, Rémy Saminadin, Todd Tolls, Roger White and Ted Yates; Lighting Design by Benoît Larivière; Set Design by Loïc Woehrel; Rehearsal Direction by George Stamos; Stage Management by Holly Greco.
Created in residency at the UQAM dance department through the Programme d'aide aux artistes.
"The choreography of a concert is explored through personae, embodiment, and punk rock. Rock concert as medium presents on-stage collaboration and communication, paying homage to performance, presence, guts, and unbridled energy… and the iconic Iggy Pop. Ear plugs provided. Yeah… you might need them." - Jenn Goodwin