La Gang à Rambrou

In collaboration with the Opéra de Montréal

La Gang à Rambrou stimulates the participation, integration and social inclusion of individuals living with an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder. To do so, it uses the performing arts and the visual arts.

For the third year in a row, and once again in collaboration with Opéra de Montréal, La Gang à Rambrou developed a show. Its aim is to educate the public about disabled individuals and break down prejudices towards them. The production, “Ma scène préférée (My favourite scene)”, stars 50 or so artists who are intellectually handicapped or autistic. Together, they act out 10 scenes from television, movies, the opera or the theatre. For the theatre scenes, professional actors pitched in to help. They were chosen based on suggestions from participants in La Gang à Rambrou’s theatre group. The production, set for presentation in June 2022, will also celebrate the fruitful collaboration between La Gang à Rambrou and the Opéra. For its part, the Opera has been providing training workshops for intervenors and artists who are part of the production.

This initiative, which is funded by FGM, has given participants a chance to get a much- needed change of pace…and has offered respite for their parents, too. The project has mobilized everyone in the organization who has been involved in it. At the same time, it has served three vital ends: the resumption of more rewarding activities, the enhancement of self-esteem and a morale boost for caregivers.

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