Superheroes Cry Too


Dec. 2022, 8 — 11


Ausgang Plaza

Practical Informations

Dec. 8, 2022 - 7 PM (18 +)
Dec. 9, 2022 - 7 PM (18 +)
Dec. 10, 2022 - 3 PM (All Ages) **
Dec. 10, 2022 - 9 PM (18 +)
Dec. 11, 2022 - 3 PM (All ages) **

Afterparty SUITS OFF
Dec. 10 - 10.30 PM to 2 AM
Shash'U (DJ set) + Special performances by FRGMNT
Bar on site
Ticket 10 $

Get to
Ausgang Plaza
6524 Saint-Hubert str.
Montréal, QC H2S 2M3

Box office

Regular : 30 $ | Discounted : 24 $
Junior (18 and -)**: 15 $
Accompanying person (for spectators with a disability) : 0 $
Afterparty: 10 $

Ausgang Plaza is only open to people aged 18 and over.
** However, the performances on 10 December - 3pm and 11 December - 3pm are open to those aged 18 and under.

Duration of the show
around 60 minutes

Show notes
Immersive experience : Sound + Performance + Visual arts + Installation
Standing experience (seating options available)


Superheroes Cry Too is an immersive experience that combines sound, performance, and visual media. This presentation reflects on superhero theories and the truths of our reality. It is a collection of performance solos and video projections powered by sound. The newly formed collective, FRGMNT, presents an unconventional way to experiencing artistic practices founded in Hip Hop music and street dance.


Ja James ‘Jigsaw’ Britton Johnson,
Victoria ‘VicVersa’ Mackenzie,
Nubian Néné, 
Mukoma-K. ‘J. Style’ Nshinga,
Richard ‘Shash’U’ St-Aubin.  

Artistic co-direction
Céline ‘ezzeC’ Richard-Robichon — Dance, visual arts and installation
Richard ‘Shash’U’ St-Aubin  —  Sound, visual arts and installation

Jessy Colucci/Process Visual — Costumes design, installation and photographer
Tim Rodrigues — Lighting design
Frédérique ‘Pax’ Dumas — Creative documentarian
Rahime ‘NOSB’ Gay-Labbé — Set design/builder
Nindy Banks — Outside eyes
Sasha Bissonnette — Author/Dialog
Frédérique Rodier, Jontae McCrory — Artists/ Dancers (Videos projection) 
Claude Malenfant — Research and resource

Video — Céline "ezzeC" Richard Robichon + Ja James ‘Jigsaw’ Britton Johnson
Images — Do Phan Hoi, Jessy Colucci

Partners and supports for creation  — CCOV, Centre d'Art Diane Dufresne, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Diagramme/Studio Solidaires, Espace 100Lux, Art neuf, MAI | Montréal, arts interculturels, Place des Arts, Studio 303

The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of: Conseil des arts de Montréal, Conseil des arts du Canada

A presentation Danse-Cité
A coproduction FRGMNT & Danse-Cité

Artistic intent

' We are taught to seek happiness.  
They show us success.  
Listen to the almighty and you shall become.  

Calling on the superhero of my imagination.  
The superhuman that escapes reality without ever leaving it.  
You who I wish to become.  

Sad, lonely, upset, and confused.  
They are. 
Similar, I am.  


Conceived as an immersive experience that combines sound, performance and visual media, Superheroes Cry Too is the first work of FRGMNT, a collective of 5 newly formed members connected by the Street Dance community. Their artistic practice is based on music, dance and visual/digital arts in a new light, far from the conventional.

The starting premise of Superheroes Cry Too is the unanimous desire not to trivialize the difficulties we go through; to make the discussion around the communication of all kinds of difficult emotions fluid, open and empathetic, and to normalize the respect of each other's vulnerability. Guided by a sound composition by Richard 'Shash'U' St-Aubin, the succession of installations and video projections explore the theories of superheroes and the truths of our realities.

Nubian Néné, Victoria 'VicVersa' Mackenzie, Ja James 'Jigsaw' Britton Johnson, Richard 'Shash'U' St-Aubin, Céline 'ezzeC' Richard-Robichon invite Mukoma-K. 'J. Style' Nshinga, Frédérique Rodier, Jontae McCrory, Frédérique 'Pax' Dumas, Rahime 'NOSB' Gay-Labbé and Jessy Colucci/Process Visual. Together, they combine their strengths and specialities to create a hybrid piece, where the codes of Street Dance participate in offering a protean, experimental and explosive signature.

About the artist