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.



Featuring works by Katia Makdissi-Warren.

A Festival du Monde arabe de Montréal (FMA) production.