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BANAL Presents Dark Diplomacy

in Montreal

Date & time
Thursday, June 13, 2024
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


This event is free




J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Open to all from 10am - 6pm with performances at 1pm and 4pm!

Ahead of their shows in Mexico in July, Montreal-based BANAL collective invites you to partake in the making of their performance and to share your opinion about diplomacy and its instrumentalization as part of a one-day pop-up residency.  

Dedicated to public engagement, BANAL’s sonic and visual events invite different audiences to access what is publicly unspeakable, unseen, and unheard using participatory artistic interventions. BANAL’s visually musical signature invites us to turn our gaze towards the murky center of that which renders us uncomfortable, that which we don’t understand, about ourselves and 'the Other'. Through sound, image, and gesture-making, the group questions how we tend to ignore the mundane nature of the inhumanity to which we are subjected as we face increasing political hostilities on a global scale.

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by watching live on YouTube.

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Vivek Venkatesh

Annabelle Brault

Veronica Mockler

José Cortés 

Léah Snider

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