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by Laurence Dauphinais

Laurence Dauphinais is looking into the camera.

Laurence Dauphinais © Anne-Marie Baribeau

7:30:00 PM
Recording from Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault (Saint-Jérôme, Canada)
1 h 20 min
In English and French and Inuktitut with English subtitles

About This Production

“Aalaapi” depicts a marginalised group that is hardly ever given a voice: the Inuit. With great skill, Laurence Dauphinais, radio creator Marie-Laurence Rancourt and the two performers Nancy Saunders and Ulivia Uviluk have designed a quiet and poetic work that uses documentary material to tell the story of Indigenous artists who oscillate between different realities of life: from a large Canadian city to remote places behind the Arctic Circle. “Aalaapi” invites the audience to experience an open encounter with the unknown, pointing beyond any real or imagined boundary.

Acoustics are an important part of this production, so please use headphones wherever possible.

Artistic Team

Collective Aalaapi Concept and production
Laurence Dauphinais Idea and concept
Marie-Laurence Rancourt Idea
Magnéto (Marie-Laurence Rancourt, Daniel Capeille) Radio documentation
Odile Gamache Set design
Chantal Labonté Lighting design
Antonin Wyss Music
Joël Lavoie, Jérôme Guillaume
Guillaume Vallée Video
Further members of the collective
Audrey Alasuak, Mélodie Duplessis, Caroline Jutras Boisclair, Samantha Leclerc, Louisa Naluiyuk, Akinisie Novalinga
Charlie Cohen Assistant director
Nancy Saunders Assistant set design
Brett Donahue, Nicolas Pirti-Duplessis
Camille Monette-Dubeau Animation
Charlotte Ménard Tour management
Josée Fontaine-Rubi Technical management and lighting on tour
La Messe Basse Production management and touring
Amélie-Claude Riopel Technical management
Letícia Tórgo Production management of the original version


Nancy Saunders, Ulivia Uviluk

In cooperation with Magnéto and supported by Nouveau Chapitre. Logo Magnéto

Creative residencies: Quai 5160 – maison de la culture de Verdun, Ateliers de LA SERRE – arts vivants, Conseil des arts de Montréal. Logo Conseil des arts de Montréal

Presented in association with Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault. Logo CALQ Logo Canada CouncilLogo La Messe Basse

Laurence Dauphinais in a short film portrait by Juliette Hüsler

Laurence Dauphinais in Conversation with Simon Stephens

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