Credits Tours

Choregraphy : Harold Rhéaume

Audience: Ages 14 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 thrive 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 danse 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 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-September 2005 — Salle Multi • La Rotonde (Quebec City)
January 2005 — Salle Pauline-Julien (Sainte-Geneviève)
September 2004 — Théâtre de la Ville (Longueuil)


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

Rehearsal Coach
ohanne Dor

Technical Staff
Caroline Ferland and Christian Garon

Other Team Members
Marie-Josée Bastien, Karine Cloutier, Karine Ledoyen, Annie Roy and Georges-Nicolas Tremblay

Video Capture
Denis Dubuc

Video Editing
Synonyme média

Jean-François Brière
David Cannon

Performances and tours

24 March to 17 April 2009 — Tour in 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 (Festival Accès Danse • Châteauguay)
Maison de la culture Mercier-H.-Maisonneuve (Montréal)

15 March to 5 April 2008 — Tour in Quebec

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

11 March 2008 — Unity Theatre (LEAP Dance Festival • Liverpool, England)

2 February to 19 January 2007 — Tour in Quebec

Théâtre de Verdure (Montreal)
Festival du Trac (Paspébiac)
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)

20 January 2007 — Conférence APAP (New-York, United States)
21-25 March 2006 — Salle Multi • La Rotonde (Quebec City)
13 February 2006 — Auditorium Joseph-Lavergne (Bourse RIDEAU • Quebec City)
23-25 September 2005 — Espace Libre (Festival Mondial des Arts pour la Jeunesse (ASSITEJ) • Montreal)