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Se prendre

Showing on Jan 29-Feb 4

Playing at Se prendre

Lion Lion (Canada)

Note: The venue for Se prendre has changed to a location in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighbourhood. The address is sent to ticket-holders 24hrs before the performance. If you have purchased tickets, you will be contacted with options in case you can not attend the new location.

The venue for Se prendre is a historic estate. In groups of 10, the audience follows two women from room to room as they come together in gestures of violence, tenderness, and desire—a pas de deux that skirts the edge of emotional safety. The acrobatic movements and anguished expressions speak volumes—albeit in a strange, beguiling language.

Erotically suggestive, athletically impressive, and dramatically tense, this performance is in some ways ineffable; at the same time, it gestures towards feelings and notions that are troublingly familiar. Se prendre is a psychodrama that plays out in physical terms; in the duo’s leaps, contortions, and embraces lie unnameable feelings, uncountable ideas. What the artists offer is something rare and generous: an invitation to listen with one’s eyes, and to experience movement as meaning. 

You can watch the trailer here.

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Artist Bio


Founded in 2019 at the initiative of Claudel Doucet, LION LION operates from a mandate to promote emerging acrobatic and interdisciplinary dramaturgical approaches. Se prendre is the group’s debut production, and it has toured Norway, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, and various venues across Canada. 


Se prendre

The venue for this performance has changed from Burnaby to a private estate in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighbourhood. The location will be given out to ticketholders 24hrs prior to the show. If you have bought tickets, you will be contacted prior to the show with options if you cannot attend.

Information about accessibility available upon request by emailing access@pushfestival.ca.


  • January 29: 7:00
  • January 30: 7:00
  • January 31: 6:00, 8:00
  • February 2: 6:00, 8:00
  • February 3: 6:00, 8:00
  • February 4: 6:00, 8:00

Runtime: 75 mins

Content Advisory

There is physical and emotional intensity, and the use of a smoke machine in an enclosed space.


Single Tickets: $34


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To enter the house there is a long staircase and there may be more stairs to take during the performance.

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This show is in a relaxed environment but does contain very intense moments and experiences, please consult the visual story to see if this show is right for you.

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Visual show with minimal dialogue, introduction available below

There is some minimal conversation in this show, to learn more about that and the use of sound and music in the show, check out the introduction for patrons who are Deaf / hard of hearing.

To prepare for this show or find out more about it to see if it is right for you, the artist has created a visual story.

The creators of the show are happy to discuss any way in which they can support a patron’s experience, such a place to sit in every room etc. please feel free to reach out by emailing access@pushfestival.ca.


Performance Claudel Doucet and Christine Daigle Co-creation  Cooper Lee Smith and Claudel Doucet Dramaturgy Félix-Antoine Boutin, Set design Étienne René-Contant Sound design Cooper Lee Smith Co-production La Cie du Poivre Rose