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This month, At a Glance presents 7 cultural activities you can enjoy at home or during a walk in the Quartier.

in MARCH

EVENT

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE  AND NUIT BLANCHE

Online and in the Quartier
March 4 to 28

For the first time in its history, Montréal en lumière presents a program of original web series about Quebec food culture. Get cozy and meet some Montreal chefs, or slip behind the scenes to watch the creation of a new dish. The festival also explores the world of wine and spirits, and hosts some fascinating conversations about food. And, of course, there will be a safe outdoor program as well as plenty of online activities for Nuit Blanche. (+)

EVENT

SPLINTER

Part of Luminothérapie |
Cœur battant and MONTRÉAL
EN LUMIÈRE
Place des Festivals
March 4 to 28 mars

They’re enormous and intriguing: monoliths that seem to have emerged directly from the depths of the Earth. As you get closer, you notice that their luminous surfaces are alive with enigmatically shaped shadows and silhouettes that slip into a strange ballet, as if communicating with each other – and with us. A Quebec creation by Ottomata and Jack World, the Splinter installation is an interactive adventure with captivating sound effects. (+)

MUSIC

SIMON-MOZART-BRAHMS |
BLAKE POULIOT AND  YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN

Online
March 12 to 21

The Orchestre métropolitain’s soloist-in-residence, Blake Pouliot, is back for a performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. His lively virtuosity is just as compelling in Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, with its triumphant energy, and in an poignant interpretation of Fate Now Conquers by African American composer Carlos Simon. It’s a rich dialogue between past and present, in which the notes resonate in composite tones. (+)

DANCE

ACCOLADES ET QUIPROQOS | PHILIPPE MEUNIER & IAN YAWORSKI

Online
March 13 to 21

Taking inspiration from traditional jigs while challenging the implicit rules of folklore, Montreal dancers Philippe Meunier and Ian Yaworski are important figures in Quebec’s gigue contemporaine movement. As inquisitive artists who thrive on the clash of traditional and contemporary practices, their Accolades et quiproqos is a singular webcast that is not just a recording of a show, but a documentary about the creative process. (+)

FILM

THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART (FIFA) 

Online
March 16 to 28

Last year, the FIFA was the first to launch – in record time – an online program allowing the festival to go on just days after lockdown started. The festival is even better equipped this year, reaffirming its online presence with 249 films from 41 countries of all kinds, capturing the vitality of contemporary art and initiating us to experimental video and media arts. Check it out – you won’t see these films anywhere else! (+)

MUSIC

L’HISTOIRE DE MES CHANSONS |
SERGE FIORI

Online
March 25 to 31

In Harmonium’s heyday, Serge Fiori’s songs told riveting stories: a music-man playing melodies from another time, a man who forgets his name for a moment. More recently, Fiori has evoked our increasingly virtual world, or spun the tale of an alleycat that’s led a colourful life. Hosted by Monique Giroux and punctuated by numerous guest appearances, this concert and interview look back on an illustrious and remarkably rich 50-year career. (+)

VISUAL ARTS

VERTIGO SEA |
JOHN AKOMFRAH

Musée d’art contemporain
Until April 4

The ocean: it lurks, powerful and menacing, under Arctic ice on which hunters stalk polar bears. Its waves roll and swell with sublime turbulence. It is at once beautiful and terrifying as it batters refugees’ tiny boats. In this three-channel video installation juxtaposing archival TV footage and fictional scenes, the British-Ghanian artist John Akomfrah takes us on a dizzying sea voyage. (+)