Credits Tours

Choregraphy : Harold Rhéaume

Audience : Ages 14 ans and up
Length60 minutes

Putting Show back in Dance

In CLASH self-contained scenes roll by as in a parade, by turns poignant, astounding and uproarious. Outlandish, comical and heartwarming characters – including a zany “little yellow riding hood,” a clumsy hockey player, two mischievous unidentified creatures and a wannabe Fred Astaire – show their true colours as they vie for position in a world where the quest for fame is the only constant and the law of the jungle the only law.

Pop style, compelling visuals, lively and varied music: Le fils d’Adrien delivers the goods with CLASH. 60 minutes of sheer pleasure, an emotional barrage that will shake up even the most blasé spectators.

To this day, CLASH is Le fils d’Adrien’s biggest success, with 43 performances in 24 theatres since it opened as a crowd favourite at the World Festival of the Arts for Young Audiences (Montreal) in 2005. Over the course of relentless touring CLASH has been a hit wherever it played: in large cities and small towns alike reactions range from laughter to stunned silence. CLASH leaves no one indifferent.

The show sold out Quebec City, Longueuil and Paspébiac, and garnered attention at the 2007 APAP conference in New York. In March, 2008 CLASH played, again to sold-out houses, at the LEAP Festival of Contemporary Dance in Liverpool, England.

The team behind CLASH is getting ready for a third and final tour of Quebec in spring, 2009.

The Audience Reacts

  • “Now THAT is art!”
  • “Funny, touching, fabulous.”
  • “Finally, a dance show for guys.”
  • “CLASH made me love dance again.”

“A true success. Choreography that feels fresh and new (…) overflowing with captivating touches (…) a highly rhythmical, fast-paced design (…) CLASH is sheer glee.”


“CLASH holds you from the beginning to the end (…) Rhéaume understands how to communicate without words.”


“Pop energy that’s no stranger to subtlety or precision.” 


“Full of inspiration, always funny, and five dynamic performers.”




  • August and September 2005 : Salle Multi – La Rotonde (Quebec City)
  • January 2005 : Salle Pauline-Julien (Ste-Geneviève)
  • September 2004 : Théâtre de la Ville (Longueuil)


  • Dancers : Marilou Castonguay, Stéphane Deligny, Alan Lake, Manuel Shink, Arielle Warnke St-Pierre
  • Original Music : Mathieu Doyon
  • Additional Music : Glenn Gould, Rufus Wainwright
  • White Set : Janie Gagnon based on a Rebecca Belmore’s Blood on the snow original concept
  • Art Advisers : Christian Garon, Vano Hotton, Marie-Chantal Le Breton, Bernard White
  • Coach : Johanne Dor
  • Technical Staff : Caroline Ferland, Christian Garon
  • Other Team Members : Marie-Josée Bastien, Karine Cloutier, Karine Ledoyen, Annie Roy, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay
  • Video Capture : Denis Dubuc
  • Video Editing : Synonyme média
  • Photos : Jean-François Brière, David Cannon

Performances and tours

  • March 24 mars-April 17, 2009 (On Tour in the Province of Quebec) :

Théâtre Lionel-Groulx (Ste-Thérèse)
Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde (St-Hyacinthe)
Centre d’arts La Petite Église (St-Eustache)
Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau (Trois-Rivières)
Salle Georges-Codling (Sorel-Tracy)
Pavillon de l’Île (Châteauguay) – Festival Accès Danse
Maison de la culture Mercier-H.-Maisonneuve (Montréal)

  • March 15-April 5, 2008 (tournée au Québec) :

Théâtre du Bic
Théâtre Hector-Charland (L’Assomption)
Salle de spectacles de Sept-Îles
Auditorium C.E. Pouliot (Gaspé)
Auditorium Mgr. Sevigny (Chandler)

  • March 11, 2008 : Unity Theatre (Liverpool, ENGLAND) – LEAP Festival of Contemporary Dance
  • February 2-July 19, 2007 (On Tour in the Province of Quebec) :

Théâtre de Verdure (Montréal)
Festival du Trac (Paspébiac) – Festival du Trac
Théâtre Centennial (Sherbrooke)
Théâtre de la Ville (Longueuil)
Salle Pauline-Julien (Ste-Geneviève)
Théâtre Outremont
Salle Multi – La Rotonde (Quebec City)
Salle Albert-Dumouchel (Valleyfield)

  • January 20, 2007 : APAP Conference (New-York, É-U)
  • March 21-25, 2006 : Salle Multi – La Rotonde (Quebec City)
  • February 13, 2006 : Auditorium Joseph-Lavergne (Quebec City) – Bourse RIDEAU
  • September 23-25, 2005 : Espace Libre (Montreal) – World Festival of the Arts for young audiences (ASSITEJ)