Gargoyle Dance Company

Adrian W.S. Batt

Choreographer and dancer

Extract from the work Iunctio V.

Length: 25 minutes.

Outdoor program
Wednesday, September 8th 1:30PM
Jardins Gamelin

Thursday, September 9th 11:35PM
Place des Festivals

Saturday, September 11th 3:00PM
Atwater Market

Saturday, September 18th 3:00PM
Avenue du Musee, Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts

Iunctio V

Quintet

Iunctio V is a meeting ground between spectators and performers. The five dancers will bring to life a choreography that aims to stimulate the audience’s subconscious while engaging their senses. Portraying the language of dance in it’s rawest form. This physicality of messaging from performer to on-looker ultimately inserts the audience into the energy of the performance. A combination of group movement and individual frequency work at a high physical voltage.

Biography

Adrian W.S. Batt is a graduate of DancEast and the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec (ESBQ). He has collaborated with renowned choreographers such as Etienne Gagnon-Delorme, Gioconda Barbuto and Vanesa Garcia-Ribala, and has been performing with the Marie-Chouinard Company since 2019. In 2018, he received the Desjardins Caisse de la Culture Excellence Bursary through the ESBQ’s Jeune scène d’affaires program. Batt’s piece Mundi Scaenam was presented at Festival Quartiers Danses in 2019.

Artistic vision

My work is primarily guided by ideas that I seek to translate into physical form to share with the audience. I explore these ideas with the performers. My question to them is, “In what ways does this particular concept stimulate your bodies?” This research work allows me to lay the foundations of the piece’s physical elements. Together, we create a physical language and an imaginary world that can be shared. The piece resides in the space between what I’m trying to communicate and how I communicate it to the audience.

Dancers: Emma-Lynn MacKay-Ronacher, Mateo Picone, Anja Fanslau, Madi Long, Kennedy Henry

Music: Nathan Mignien

 

Photo credits portrait: Frédérique Rosso

Photo credits performance: Frédérique Rosso