Special Events / Performances
Special Events / Performances

Special Events / Performances

Espace 400e Bell

100, Quai Saint-André
Québec, Québec
G1K 3A9

Invitation to Manif d’art 7 Benefit Premiere Event

Friday May 2 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Espace 400e Bell
100, Quai Saint-André Quebec City
50$ (Plus taxes)*

The Manif d’art 7 Benefit Premiere Event is the one must-attend VIP cultural event this spring! Come meet the curator, the artists and the Quebec City Biennial’s partners and take part in the unveiling of the main site’s exhibit including 14 artists. There will also be the launch of the Manif d’art 7 Catalogue. Matthieu Dugal will be hosting the event. A wine of honor and hors-d’œuvres will be served.

The ticket includes one Manif d’art 7 pin and a drink coupon.
Tickets also available at Manif d’art offices.

*Limited places. 
Note that the VIP entrance tickets earnings to $ 250 are no longer available.

L’AÉROSPATIAL Spécial Manif d’art

Radio show
Presented by CKRL 89,1

L’aérospatial Spécial Manif d’art is a radio show devoted to the exhibits, events and satellite activities of Manif d’art 7. Host Julie Gagné and her team of collaborators will bring you interviews, comments, columns and discussions, in a friendly atmosphere that will make you want to come and see for yourself.

Le Cercle

226 1/2, rue Saint-Joseph
Québec, Québec

Guérilla : unis par le bruit


Nights of freestyle sound and cinematographic performances

Presented by Manif d’art in special collaboration with Le Cercle

Guest curator: Érick d’Orion

The series Guerrillas: United by Sound consists of a reading in sound and moving mages of the theme of Manif d’art 7. Leaving their aesthetic comfort zone, Canadian media artists explore new spheres of creation, offering up highly personal interpretations of the concepts of resistance and community in complex, innovative and uncompromising sound performances in which experiments in sound, both bruitist and minimalist, become a vector of thought.

Initiated by the curator Érick d’Orion, this project is the fruit of a wealth of profound thinking about the different kinds of resistance: historical, physical, political, etc. Each performance gives rise to questions around these concepts and provides audiences with an opportunity to delve deeper into them through discussions with the artists. The series Guérilla: unis par le bruit is thus an invitation to reflect in a setting that goes beyond mere live performance.

Le Marché du Zombie


Saturday May 3rd
At 9:00 pm on the corner of rue du Pont/St-Joseph

Ambulatory performance
Presented by Manif d’art

Les Fermières Obsédées
Eugénie Cliche and Annie Baillargeon (Quebec City, Canada)

Le marché du zombie (Walk Your Talk), a cross between demonstration and festivity, is a performance set to the rhythm of frenzied music. Accompanied for the occasion by performance artist Isabelle Lapierre (active in the collective since 2008), pianist Marie-Hélène Blay (active in the collective since 2008) and tubist Audrey Boivin-Laframboise, the F.O. put body and soul into a sung discourse that will do honour to their aspirations, providing a display of the power struggles behind present-day political and economic issues. Armed with their oversized pompoms, the F.O. invite viewers to join the group and stroll about in this musical comedy inspired by the finest aberrations of our times. At once festive and destabilising, this event is social satire, demonstration and resistance rolled into one.

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
The Québec Winter Carnival

Nous : le labo


Friday May 16 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday May 17 from 8.pm. to 9 p.m.

Pluridisciplinary performance (poetry / music / video)

Presented by Le Cercle

Catherine Dorion

Catherine Dorion’s intensity, the dazzling music of Navet Confit and classical pianist Gaël Lane Lépine, troubling video images and sounds of contemporary issues, all intertwined with an aggressive poetry that cuts off our cynicism and boosts our desire to be a collective. The laboratory of a creation performance that comes out of the closet for the first time at Manif d’art 7.

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Québec, Québec

Désobéissez! Prise de paroles

May 1st from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15


Presented by the Huron-Wendat Museum

Initiator: Guy Sioui Durand
Coordinator: Sarah Cleary

An encounter with living art and performative orality, including videos, rhythms and sounds, chants and sound poetry bringing together poets as well as Native and non-Native performers.

Under the co-presidency of Joséphine Bacon and Victor–Lévy Beaulieu

Nicole Obomsawin, Sonia Robertson, Eruoma Awashish, Laure Morali, Hannah Claus, Louis-Karl Picard Sioui, Sarah Cleary, Marcel Godbout, Richard Martel, Alastair McLennan and many others.

Le Tiers Temps

595, rue Saint-Vallier Est
Québec, Québec

Plat de résistance


May 8 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

$50 plus taxes and tip
$80 plus taxes and tip for the food and wine pairing

Free glass of wine, beer or juice with the pin

Reservation required

50 tickets available, on sale online, by phone at 418-524-0163, at direction@letierstemps.com or in person at the restaurant.

Five course contemporary and culinary art dinner

Presented by Le Tiers Temps

During Manif d’art 7, the restaurant is transformed by visual artist Guillaume Tardif’s various sculptural and installative interventions. At the contemporary and culinary art Dinner, art and food lovers will savour the experience of a five course meal specially created by chef Eric Melbardis to echo the art works.

Salle Multi de la Coopérative Méduse

591, rue Saint-Vallier Est
Québec, Québec



Contemporary dance

May 1,2,3 at 8 p.m.
General $29
Young adults, senior citizens and craft artist $23
Tickets on sale at 418-649-5013 extension 230, at larotonde.qc.ca/spectacle/noire/ or through the Réseau Billetech at 418-643-8131

Presented by La Rotonde, centre chorégraphique contemporain de Québec

NOIRE was born from the remains of lives turned upside-down. Among the debris, two dancers and a cellist maneuver in a universe at times dark yet marked with strength, courage, poetry and light. Making a clever use of everyday objects, Annie Gagnon tries to create surprise through deeply poetic and sensitive works.

Production: D’Eux / Annie Gagnon
Choreography: Annie Gagnon
Dancers: Isabelle Gagnon, Mélanie Therrien and a musician
Original music: Diane Labrosse and Katia Makdissi-Warren
Scenography: Guylaine Petitclerc
Lighting: Caroline Ross

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
The Canada Council for the arts
The Ville de Québec and the ministère de la Culture et des Communications through the Première Ovation measure and the Entente de développement culturel
The Centre local de développement de Québec
The Forum jeunesse de la région de la Capitale-Nationale
Les Productions Recto-Verso

Le Tam Tam Café

421 Langelier
Québec, Québec
G1K 3E3

May 23 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ohm : Cabaret Éclectique

An evening of Intensity and Resistance

Presented by Révolution’Arts – Centre Jacques-Cartier

Painters, authors, musicians and circus artists come together in intensity! The Centre Jacques-Cartier, through its Révolution’Arts program, fosters the experimentation of art in its many shapes and forms, offering various workshops and cultural mediation initiatives. The stage of the Tam Tam Café welcomes a hundred performances a year, showing our undeniable support to emerging artists.
Will you resist this Cabaret Éclectique?


Dinner is possible before the performance

Reservation: 418 523-6021, extension 43