The Québec Government Office in London and Assembly Festival have launched a showcase enabling Québec artists to continue to connect with and entertain Fringe audiences and industry through a digital venue on Showcatcher.
The showcase of circus, theatre and dance selected for Québec@EdFringe continues Assembly Festival’s regular presentation of Québec artists and is being launched in an hour-long broadcast on Thursday 5 August at 6pm before the shows start running at showcatcher.com/quebec from Friday 6 August.
William Burdett-Coutts, Artistic Director and Founder of Assembly Festival said “We are delighted that international companies can still participate in this year’s Fringe through presenting their work online. With the ongoing restrictions on travel still in place, the Showcatcher site is an ideal platform to ensure that international work is still included in the Fringe programme. Assembly Festival has had a long relationship with Québec and we very much look forward to welcoming back live shows in 2022.
From among the applicants, six troupes have been selected to lead the online presence and they comprise: Circus company FLIP Fabrique with their shows Six and Blizzard; Machine de Cirque’s with La Galerie; The 7 Fingers’ perform Out of Order; La Otra Orilla’s present their latest work, Riteand FÔVE diffusion presents two shows as part of the showcaseGROUND Unplugged.
Other artists and companies include Patricia Légaré Eddisford with the world premiere of The Tarantula; Gentiane MG who has been active on the Canadian jazz scene for several years; Societe d’art Vocal Montreal featuring Montreal pianist Jennifer Szeto and Montreal guitarist Derek Henriques and FÔVE diffusion performingBones & Wires.
Ingried Boussaroque, Director for Culture (UK, Ireland, Nordic Countries) said “We are excited by the opportunity to do something really different this year to support more Québec artists than ever at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We have a fantastic line-up of companies taking part which really showcase the creativity and talent synonymous with Quebec and we look forward to championing their incredible talents internationally.”