News posted Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Spoken word, poetry, performance, music… and a sense of history!
News posted Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Winter has been a little crazy the last seven years, and Les Filles électriques is definitely
responsible for a few degrees of intensity! Since 2002, Montreal has been plugged into the Festival
Voix d’Amériques (FVA) celebrating performance text, spoken word and the risk of language. This
year, the FVA runs February 1 to 8, the seventh edition of this electrifying
production by Les Filles électriques.
Moving between the Sala Rossa and the Casa del Popolo, with one incursion to Ex‑Centris, this
7th FVA brings together more than 100 artists, in English and French, to perform for playful
audiences in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. We have a special treat for Montreal this year in
our guest of honour, New York poet John Giorno, who has been a leading
figure in performance poetry for more than 50 years! John Giorno will perform on three consecutive
nights - solo, with francophone poets, and with anglophone poets.