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Je ne vais pas inonder la mer ◉ Sonia Bustos

7:30PM to 8:30PM
20$ - 28$

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montréal


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Je ne vais pas inonder la mer” is a danced elegy addressing the relationship with mothers and the legacy involved in constructing femininity. To compose this solo, Mexican choreographer and performer Sonia Bustos drew from her personal history and identity quest marked by the loss of her mother and grandmother.

At the confluence of questions about the feminine condition, lineage, and memory, the artist explores in her theatrical dance the phenomena of reminiscence by engaging the five senses. Food, music, the evocation of customs, beliefs, and rituals all feed into this visceral creation.


Childcare services are offered for the performance on May 18 at 2 PM, aimed at children aged 3 to 8 years. Registration is required.

During the childcare service, a music workshop will be provided by artist Sergio Barrenechea. A professional percussionist, Sergio offers a participatory workshop where he introduces children to rhythms, countries, and new instruments that resonate with Sonia Bustos’s performance.

→ Offered free of charge to ticket holders for the May 18 performance at 2 PM.


Vibrotactile Pillows — available at each performance

Vibrotactile pillows will be available to audience members to experience the production’s sound in the form of direct vibrations. Each pillow is equipped with a transducer that produces both the sound and accompanying vibration. A transducer is an electronic device that converts energy from one form to another. Thus, these pillows convert sound energy into an enhanced vibratory experience.

The pillows are soft and can be held in the arms, placed behind the back, under the feet, or wherever is most comfortable for the user.

** The pillows are available in limited quantity, with priority given to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Please select the vibrotactile pillow option ($20) when purchasing your tickets.


Workshop on traditional dance from the southeast of Mexico (foot percussion) on May 8 at 7 PM.

Offered by artists Eloisa Reséndiz and Valeria De Marre, this workshop aims to develop the basic rhythms of Son Jarocho.

Come discover this percussive dance that is part of the community celebration known as Fandango!