Vera Kvarcakova and Jeremy Galdeano
Choreographers and dancers
Extract from the piece FOMO.
Length : 20 minutes.
Share the evening with James Viveiros.
Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts
FOMO “Fear of Missing Out.” A feeling of anxiety about missing out on an exciting event and, consequently, being excluded or feeling rejected from a particular group. Inspired by the acronym, this piece highlights the toxic relationships that can exist between social media networks and their users, often expressed by a constant need to share content online, among other things. FOMO asks the fundamental question, “How does social media addiction influence our perceptions and behaviours?”
Vera Kvarcakova is a native of Ostrava, Czech Republic. After completing her studies at the Janacek National Conservatory, she danced with the National Ballet Brno, the Ballet de l’Opéra National du Rhin and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens from 2019-2020, where she performed as a demi-soloist. She teaches yoga and is certified in dance therapy by Cirque du Soleil and the National Centre for Dance Therapy. She also holds a certification in “Parkinson en mouvement.”
Jeremy Galdeano is originally from Nîmes, France. He graduated from the École Nationale de Danse de Marseille and danced with the Ballet National de Marseille before joining Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 2001, where he remained for 17 years, eventually being promoted to first soloist. He has choreographed several pieces that have been presented in Canada, Germany and Mexico.
Throughout our many years as dance partners with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montréal, we both choreographed individually. Our proximity as partners allowed us to identify parallels between our individual views of the aesthetics and musicality of dance, as well as between our own ideas, while also maintaining distinct points of view. The pieces we choreograph together are born of the meeting of these two artistic visions.
This choreographic creation is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Helene Blackburn.
Photo credits portrait: Jean-Laurent Ratel
Photo credits performance: Hans Jörg Michel