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Verisimo presents: Les Femmes de Filmprov Krystina Marcoux, percussion

Sunday February 10th at Anticafe in the Old Port of Montreal Verisimo: Chamber Music and Film will be hosting a Filmprov event celebrating the life and pioneering work of female filmmaker Germaine Dulac.

Flamboyant and energetic, Krystina Marcoux is rapidly gaining a reputation for her particular interest in interdisciplinary works. She dedicates her creativity in conceiving shows that combine musical excellence to other artistic disciplines. She strongly defends the idea that the stage is a malleable material that needs bending, curving and playing around, just like plasticine. Allying theater, dance, stand-up comedy, miming, humor or even sports to her percussion playing on stage, Krystina strives to open her musical world to a larger and broader audience. She has conceived, staged and performs in 6 shows (Mélange à trois, Zeee Match, La Perle, 400 ans sans toi…, L.O.V.E., Bach&Forth).

Winner of many prestigious prizes, such as the First Prize of the Canadian Standard Life OSM Competition or the Fondation Banque Populaire de France, she has proven a high musical and technical level. Alongside cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado, she plays in Stick&Bow a classical chamber music ensemble that revisits classics (Bach, Bartok, Stravinsky) and arranges more actual works (Radiohead, Tom Waitts, Grappelli) while also commissioning new works from living composers.

Originally from Quebec, she is pursuing doctoral studies under the guidance of Jean Geoffroy in Lyon, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, specializing in the relationship between danse, theatre and music. At the CNSMD and in partnership with the Ecole National Supérieur des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre, she has conceived and now teaches a program for musicians and actors, bringing both disciplines together so that they can learn from one another. In her teaching, as much as in her performances or her work as a doctoral researcher, she tries to eliminate artistic borders thus exploring new possible staged combinations, awakening artistic curiosity.

Along with the ground-breaking Colombian percussionist Tupac Mantilla, they are working on the translation to French of the interactive Body Percussion method ‘Percbody’ and on new approaches to artistic pedagogy with the Percuaction Global Percussion Network. Her upcoming projects for 2018 include the creation of two new shows, again pushing her own artistic limits. The first will explore and destroy the stereotypes of classical and operatic music while the second show will bring on stage two facets of Krystina: percussion and rock climbing. She is also working with percussionist and composer Jean-Pierre Drouet, to whom she commissioned a new solo work for her doctoral final recital.

Stick&Bow is represented by Barbara Scales at Latitudes45arts and Krystina is an Adams Artist since 2017.

Join Krystina and the rest of the gang for an evening celebrating the surrealist films of Germaine Dulac and the power of improvisation on February 10th at Anticafe (406 Notre Dame Est) Doors open at 8. $15 Entry includes free coffee, tea, pastries, and other cafe amenities.

If the entrance fee prohibits your attendance please feel free to reach out of us personally and we will handle everything on a case by case basis. Financial restrictions should not restrict the experience of live performance and art.

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