Tout Feu Tout Femme

Catherine Pelletier-Voyer

Choreographer

Extract from the work La Théorie de la corde.

Length: 6 minutes.

OUTDOOR PROGRAM
EMERGING ARTISTS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH 11:00AM
LIEN NORD, CANAL LACHINE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 11:00AM
LIEN NORD, CANAL LACHINE

La Théorie de la corde

DUET

La Théorie de la corde is a means for illustrating human relationships. Imagine that a rope is rooted in your navel, and that it is also inserted into the navels of all those who pass through your life. The rope that links you to those who take up little space in your life is very long, so long that it would have to be tugged very hard to cause you to lose your balance. On the other hand, the rope that links you to the people closest to you is so short that a single jerk is enough to pull you off balance, and yet it also provides you with an anchor point and keeps you from losing your way. Two dancers embody this simple metaphor: Tied to each other, they try to untangle themselves.

Biography

Catherine Pelletier-Voyer studied visual arts and social sciences before deciding to pursue a professional career in contemporary dance through UQÀM, from which she graduated in 2019. In keeping with her background in psychology and sociology, human relations are a central theme of Catherine’s choreographies. Her works have been performed at Passerelle 840, the Le Maquis Festival and SOIR Hochelaga. Since 2019, she has been a founding member of the Tout Feu Tout Femme feminist dance company.

Artistic vision

My interests lie in taking the intangible and making it visible through pictorial, movement-based and physical compositions. My choreography work is based on externalizing somatic sensations and embodying internal, imaginary and invisible phenomena. The sensations of rhythm and musicality, even in the absence of sound, carry my creative works like threads that connect and weave webs of movement.

Dancers: Stéphanie Leclair and Camille Paquin

 

Photo credits portrait: Nanne Springer

Photo credits performance: Nanne Springer