Thursday,November 25, 20217 p.m.
Friday,November 26, 20217 p.m.

Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette
30 Saint-Just Avenue
Montréal (Québec) H2V 1X8

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Claudine Rivest

Single admission price: $5/10 


We encourage spectators to make a $5 or $10 contribution that will be forwarded to the artists.

November 25, 7 p.m.: CLICK HERE

November 26, 7pm: CLICK HERE


Presented as part of the new series Prélude à la MIAM


Through the story of the artist’s great-grandmother Amanda, who was motionless and mute for 18 years, Les Veuves Parallèles examines how memory is passed from one generation of women to the next. The dining room table is the stage where the past re-emerges. A fantastical family portrait where the terrifying and the banal co-exist.


Techniques: Puppet clothes and glove puppets

Target audience: Adults (13 years +)

Duration: 45 minutes, followed by a discussion with the artists


Claudine Rivest has a background in visual arts and is a graduate of the contemporary puppet theatre program at UQAM. Through the language of puppetry, she creates contemplative and wordless worlds that are both playful and strange. A performer and visual artist, she has worked with a number of theatre companies as a scenographer and puppet designer.


Development and performance: Claudine Rivest

Stage direction: Sophie Deslauriers and Claudine Rivest

Live music: Isaac Beaudet-Lefèbvre

Design assistant: Sophie Deslauriers

Set design assistant: Paul Foresto


Claudine Rivest wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Culture Mauricie, Les Sages Fous, La Bulle – espace de création, and Atelier Silex.