Et la Femme chanta Dieu

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Et la Femme chanta Dieu

October 25 - 20:00 22:00

Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts

Opening production of the FMA’s 20th anniversary
Vocals :Françoise Atlan (Morocco), Dorsaf Hamdani (Tunisia), Ghada Shbeir (Lebanon)
Musical Direction :Katia Makdissi-Warren
Choreography :Diana Léon
With OktoEcho (orchestra), Diana Léon, Claire Campbell and Sara Harton (dansers) & Shraddha D. Blaney (whirling dervish)

At the dawn of his creation, Man was already complaining pitifully of his loneliness. God created Woman, and Woman recreated Man and sang of her God!

A great artistic community, consisting entirely of women, will be performing this liturgical rite on the stage of the Théâtre Maisonneuve to extol the Almighty, with whom they share the mysteries of creation. Three female singers, accompanied by more than 25 female musicians, choristers and dancers, along with a whirling dervish, will be meeting and joining forces, with exhilaration and ecstasy, to transcend the fractures of a world afflicted by decay.

Following its two flagship productions The Circle of Ecstasy (2003) and God in 3D (2012), the Festival du Monde Arabe is applying the gauge of womanhood to round out its trilogy of the Sacred for its 20th anniversary opening show. Notched between a pungent sweetness and a provocative devotion, the holy temple of the Place des Arts is where Françoise Atlan, Dorsaf Hamdani and Ghada Shbeir will be lending their voices to sacred chants, whether Jewish, Sufi or Christian, Oriental or Gregorian, bringing vocal offerings to life for two hours, with praise in three dimensions to this God whose outlines, deep meaning and path we are still seeking.


Box office

Ticket price : from 35.45$ to 82.90$ (taxes included)

For this event you can choose to buy your tickets :

1) Through the Place des Arts online box office:

2) By phone: 514 842-2112

3) At the ticket counter of the Place des Arts: from Monday to Saturday, from noon to 6:00 PM or 30 minutes after the beginning of the day’s last show.

Take advantage of a 20% early bird discount before October 1st!

* 15% off for students and seniors (discount available at the ticket box office upon the presentation of an ID or a student ID)


October 25
20:00 22:00
Event Category:


Festival du Monde Arabe
(514) 747-0000


Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts - 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal, Quebec Canada
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