MONTREAL, June 27, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 35,000 people have already seen Montréal Avudo and over 100,000 tickets have been reserved to date. Given the event's extraordinary popularity, Montréal's 375th is proud to announce that 18 extra shows will be added. The performances, which will be spread over nine nights, will offer more than 30,000 people the chance to see this special production created by Daniele Finzi Pasca for the city's 375th anniversary at the King Edward Quay in the Old Port of Montréal.
Poetically superimposing archive images, original documents and 3D animation, Montréal Avudo treats audiences to "a spectacular voyage through time" - Caroline Vigeant, TVA Nouvelles. Walls of water from 30 huge fountains create gigantic screens of up to 30 metres in height. The scenography uses 104 shipping containers, creating impressive towers that double as projection screens. "It's here, just a stone's throw from Pointe-à-Callière, where the city was founded in 1642, that Avudo, of one the most creative projects to celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary, takes place," - Guillaume De Dieuleveult, Le Figaro, France.
The new tickets are now available on ticketpro.ca. On performance day, an on-site ticket office will be open from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. as well. Group reservations can also be made. For questions on booking, visit ticketpro.ca.
Montréal Avudo debuted on May 17 and will run until September 2, every Tuesday to Saturday in July as well as Wednesday to Saturday in August, twice an evening at 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The show lasts 30 minutes.
Details on extra shows:
Tuesdays, July 4, 11, 18 and 25
Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16 and 23
At 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
About the Compagnia Finzi Pasca
Founded by Antonio Vergamini, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo, the Compagnia Finzi Pasca is based in Lugano and Montréal. It boasts five international touring shows, including the La Verità, Donka, Bianco su Bianco, Icaro and Per Te. In addition to its touring shows, the company's team of artists has produced creative projects in parallel, such as the Vevey Winegrowers Festival in Switzerland in 2019, the closing ceremonies for the Turin and Sochi Olympic Games and the opening ceremony of the Sochi Paralympic Games, different operas in London, Toronto, Saint Petersburg and Naples (L'Amour de loin, Aïda, Requiem de Verdi, Pagliacci, Carmen), collaborations with the Cirque du Soleil (Corteo, Luzia), with the Cirque Éloize's Sky Trilogy (Nomade, Rain, Nebbia). The company's unique aesthetic is reflected in a creative approach and style of directing that is born of a desire to develop artistic projects that broaden the "Theatre of the caress", a technique based on the invisible gesture and the state of lightness. It is visible in the particular manner the artists conceive a production, the training philosophy for the actor, acrobat, musician, dancer and technician, as well as the way spaces are inhabited and memories accessed, and that nostalgia and emotion are triggered.
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will mark Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces in carrying out its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage public funds, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Québec government, the Canadian government and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information, see http://www.375mtl.com
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SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal
For further information: Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary: Source: Isabelle Pelletier, Manager, Media relations, 514-238-4178, [email protected]; Society for Montréal's 375th: Nathalie Roy, Media relations, 514-889-3622, [email protected]