Texte: "Francophonie excentrique: Un chassé croisé artistique, Mois de la Francophonie." Adriana the Bombshell, Amélie Trottier, Makhena Rankin-Guérin, Emmanuelle Lambert-Lemoine. Swirls of colour in the background.

Celebrate the rich diversity of the French-speaking arts world!

The event will highlight the ways their francophone heritage and culture inform and inspire each of our participants’ artistic practice. Through stimulating exchanges and in-depth reflection, discover how art transcends the barriers of language or identity, bringing together a diverse Francophonie. Join us for an unforgettable experience!


Adriana The Bombshell

Performer, host, model and actress

From the cast of Canada’s Drag Race season 2, Adriana is a performer, host, model, actress and the Latinx drag bombshell sensation from Montreal! She speaks English, French and Spanish fluently. In addition to hosting and performing, her specialty is producing unique shows and themed events. Three-time winner of Quebec’s “Drag Artist of the Year” award, Adriana is a versatile, conceptual and fierce queen! Her looks are always neat and elegant. She charms her audience as soon as she sets foot on stage and fills the room with energy and sensuality.

Amélie Trottier

Amélie Trottier

Bilingual actress, host, columnist and author

A Master's candidate in Theatre Research/Creation at the University of Ottawa, Amélie Trottier graduated from the BFA in Acting program in 2022. As a bilingual actress, host, columnist and author, Amélie has participated in many artistic and media projects. She has appeared in Chi Ta-wei's Membrane (Théâtre Prospero and Théâtre du Trillium) and soon in Carolanne Foucher's Manipuler avec soin (Théâtre de l'île), as well as on the radio in Vie d'ados and L'Utopie d'Amélie (94.5 Unique FM) as a host and Culture Géniale (Ibid.) as a columnist. With her poetic/theatrical collective Les Frivoles, she wrote Dans nos corps-plexiglas (Amélie Duguay, Projet 3e Oeil) and performed in L'écosystème poétique (Journée du poème à porter, MAL) and Va te terre (Petit Fun Palace, OFFTA). She can be seen on TV in Padre (Productions J/Productions Rivard: Unis TV), Eaux turbulentes 2 (Productions BlikTV/Amalga Créations: Radio-Canada) and El Toro (Manito Média: Ibid.). She is also part of the cast of Cirkus (Productions Slalom), a new children's series airing on ICI Télé in fall 2024.

Emmanuelle Lambert-Lemoine

Emmanuelle Lambert-Lemoine

Conductor, violist, pianist and teacher

Emmanuelle Lambert-Lemoine is a conductor, violist and teacher. She holds a MMUS in conducting and is a doctoral student in viola performance at the Université de Montréal. She also completed a MA at New York University, TISCH, in Performance Studies. Her academic research and current projects are on accessibility and inclusivity to music education in a multicultural society. She is co-founder of ASTAWT, an non-profit that welcomes refugees to Ottawa. Emmanuelle is the conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Youth Orchestra, guest conductor of the Ottawa Pops Orchestra and the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra, and finalist for the positions of Music Director of the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra and Deep River Symphony Orchestra.

Makhena Rankin Guérin

Makhena Rankin Guérin

Two spirit Anishinaabe artist and uOttawa student

Makhena Rankin Guérin is a two spirit Anishinabe artist from Abitibiwinni First Nation. As a pow wow dancer and student in the Indigenous studies undergraduate program at uOttawa, Makhena is dedicated to the revival and continuity of her culture.

If you need an accommodation, please contact us at the following address: [email protected]
Date and time
Mar 18, 2024
7 p.m.
Format and location
In person
Social Sciences Building (FSS), room 4007
Students, General public, Alumni