Dorian Nuskind-Oder

COSMOS - looper


October 4 — 7, 2023


Mainline Theatre

Practical Informations

Doors open at 6 PM.

October 4, 2023 — 6.30 PM
October 5, 2023 — 6.30 PM, talkback with the artists
October 6, 2023 — 6.30 PM
October 7, 2023 — 6.30 PM

Mainline Theatre
3997 Boul. Saint Laurent, Montréal
H2X 1Y4

Unique: 28 $
Tandem: 50 $

*The purchase of a ticket gives access to : Performance #1 + Meal + Performance #2

Box office

90 minutes

Stairs at the entrance, no ramp or lift. 

Talkback with the artists
The talkback after the performance on October 5, 2023 will be animated by Hanako Hoshimi-Caines.

Bilingual evening, French and English 
Mainline Theatre offers a bar service on site. Cash and debit/credits cards accepted.



Designed by Ellen Furey and Sophie Corriveau, and curated with Winnie Ho, COSMOS is a new performance platform at Danse-Cité. From October 4th to 7th, 2023, audiences can discover two choreographic projects created during a three-week creative immersion at the Mainline Theatre.

Danse-Cité is looking to shake up the rhythm of a creative process. For this first edition, two artists will receive time, space, and resources to present their choreographic work without depending on successful grant applications. We have rented the Mainline Theatre for three weeks and are offering a fee for the process and performances. Each artist can allocate funds as they see fit. COSMOS aims to offer artists the means and the opportunity to create in a context centering freedom and playfulness. Following the three-week creative process, four performances will reveal the fruits of this exploratory challenge. The purchase of a ticket gives access to : Performance #1 + Meal + Performance #2.

Kim Ninkuru and Dorian Nuskind-Oder are the first two artists to accept the conditions offered by the curators:

• Create a performance in three weeks;
• Conclude the three-week period by a series of performances;
• Work as you wish with access to the theatre 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
• Perform in your work;
• Use limited technical resources;
• Avail yourself to a technical and dramaturgical team;
• Collaborate with the team of your choice.


Choreography: Dorian Nuskind-Oder
Performance: Elena Lev and Dorian Nuskind-Oder
Costumes: Elena Lev and Dorian Nuskind-Oder
Sound Design and dramaturgical support: Simon Grenier-Poirier
Dramaturgical support and facilitator: Hanako Hoshimi-Caines
Lights: Justin Houde
Thanks to Sebastian Kann  
Technical co-direction: Justin Houde, Samuel Thériault
Production coordinator: Carmen Ruiz

COSMOS is dreamed by Ellen Furey and Sophie Corriveau and curated by Winnie Ho and Sophie Corriveau. 

COSMOS is made possible thanks to the financial support of: Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal and to Mainline Theatre’s collaboration.

Artistic intent

In this new creation I am interested in loops. 

Ritual, repetition, training, accumulation.
The daily maintenance of our bodies.

This exploration will take place in collaboration with circus artist Elena Lev, who has been inventing and mastering the art of spinning hoops for more than 25 years

About the artist