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ONSTAGE THIS SPRING….


Nous (ne) sommes (pas) tous des danseurs
Danced roundtables

Agora de la danse
May 6 to 8, 2016 – 6PM


Pluton – acte 2

FTA @ Agora de la danse
May 28 to 30, 2016 – 7PM


Animal Triste

Canada Dance Festival
June 6, 2016 – 8:30PM


douce tourmente

Canada Dance Festival June 9 and 11, 2016 – 8:30PM
The Citadel June 15 to 18, 2016 – 8PM


Nous (ne) sommes (pas) tous des danseurs
Danced roundtables

Agora de la danse
May 6 to 8, 2016 – 6PM

The carte blanche given to Sophie Corriveau and Katya Montaignac for the creation of a new Traces-Interprètes will allow audiences of the 34th season of Danse-Cité and Agora de la danse to witness an event unlike any other: an immersion into the intimate world of the dancer. Expressing themselves both verbally and bodily, 16 performers from a multigenerational dance community in Montreal will take over the stage and microphone, relating their anecdotes, sensations and reflections on their profession. On May 6, 7 and 8 at Agora de la danse, each of the participants in these three danced roundtables entitled Nous (ne) sommes (pas) tous des danseurs (“We Are (Not) All Dancers”) will give free rein to their imagination, recounting good things and bad, troubles and torments, stories imbued with truth and poignancy. With spontaneity, creativity, vulnerability and honesty, they will drop their masks to demystify, in the light of their respective experiences and careers, what it means to be a dancer today in Quebec.

In the company of Johanna Bienaise, Sarah Bild, Lucie Boissinot, Marc Boivin, Marie Claire Forté, Manon Levac, Marie Mougeolle, Dominique Porte, Enora Rivière, Daniel Soulières, Catherine Tardif, Andrew Turner, Vincent Warren and Jamie Wright, the project will reveal the uniqueness of each of the collaborators, enchanting audiences with their highly intimate and human presentations.

Concept: Sophie Corriveau, Katya Montaignac
Accomplices: Johanna Bienaise, Sarah Bild, Lucie Boissinot, Marc Boivin, Dany Desjardins, Marie Claire Forté, Manon Levac, Marie Mougeolle, Dominique Porte, Daniel Soulières, Catherine Tardif, Andrew Turner, Vincent Warren, Jamie Wright / Lighting: Marc Parent. Production Danse-Cité / In collaboration with Sophie Corriveau and Katya Montaignac / Copresentation Agora de la danse

Pluton – acte 2

FTA @ Agora de la danse
May 28 to 30, 2016 – 7PM

Mélanie Demers, Catherine Gaudet, Frédérick Gravel, Katie Ward. La 2e Porte à Gauche upends prejudice toward the elderly by pairing seasoned 30 or 40-something performers with living legends of Quebec dance. An extraordinary challenge.

The dancers in these four short pieces of this second act were not born yesterday, but appear here as though newborn, revealed in intimate portraits sketched by younger colleagues. The magnificent Paul-André Fortier engages in dialogue with the hesitations of Frédérick Gravel. The ultra-sensitive Louise Bédard is rendered touchingly vulnerable by Catherine Gaudet. The unsettling Peter James crashes into the absurd universe of Katie Ward. And sensuous Linda Rabin and generous Marc Boivin are thrust into the furious poetry of Mélanie Demers. An extraordinary feat. A beautiful gift.

Created by La 2e Porte à Gauche / Produced by Danse-Cité

Artistic director: Katya Montaignac / Choreographed by: Mélanie Demers + Catherine Gaudet + Frédérick Gravel + Katie Ward / Performed by: Louise Bédard + Marc Boivin and Linda Rabin + Paul-André Fortier + Peter James / Composer: Tomas Furey / Lighting design: Frédérick Gravel + Caroline Nadeau / Outside eye: Marie Béland / Rehearsal director:  Chi Long / Production manager: Vanessa Bousquet / Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques + Fortier Danse-Création + MAYDAY

Animal Triste

Canada Dance Festival
June 6, 2016 – 8:30PM

Humans like to believe they are at the center of the world. Yet they know dinosaurs, fallen empires and glaciations. They know their fate but believe in eternity. On a clear day, they may see themselves poor and perishable. The next day, free, glorious and triumphant.

In the great march of the world, humans are nothing more than sad little animals. But animals that console themselves in beauty and in desire for immortality. For this, men will invent religions, philosophies and civilizations. They will conquer, dominate, oppress. And procreate. They will make up stories and write History. But very rarely will they understand where they stand and never really escape their condition. And deep down, men are those animals of no significance who only aspire to more and better.

Animal Triste might be a freeze frame to try to understand the nature and posture of Man in all his humanity.

Direction and choreography: Mélanie Demers
On stage: Marc Boivin, James Gnam, Brianna Lombardo and Riley Sims / Rehearsal assistant: Anne-Marie Jourdenais / Original Lighting: Alexandre Pilon-Guay / Music: Jacques Poulin-Denis

douce tourmente

Canada Dance Festival June 9 and 11, 2016 – 8:30PM
The Citadel June 15 to 18, 2016 – 8PM

Tracing the hypersensitive actions and exposed vulnerabilities of intimate human relationships, choreographer Sylvie Desrosiers’ douce tourmente reflects on the authentic moments and physical manifestations of a relationship’s evolution. Within an immersive environment of sound and video created by Jeremy Mimnagh, interpreters Heidi Strauss and Marc Boivin create a powerful private world. Dramatic purpose is revealed, relations are built, and through a fragmented exploration of spatial expansion and fragmentation that is reflective and provocative, the couples altering strength renders a moving fragility.
Choreographer: Sylvie Desrosiers
Performer:  Marc Boivin, Heidi Strauss / Projection and sound designer:Jeremy Mimnagh / Lighting: Paul Auclair

Teaching

The 2016-2017 teaching season resumes in Vancouver with
Arts Umbrella International Summer Intensive 2016.

The calendar for the full season to be completed soon !