Tête-à-tête – Jessica Joy Muzynski | 12:30 pm | Place des festivals
With Tête-à-tête, choreographer and performer Jessica Joy Muszynski studies our relationship to anger as an emotional process. From understanding the damage and accumulating bitterness to finally fighting to forgive and let go, anger often leads to isolation or a desire to fight back. Yet, anger often comes from a place of vulnerability and reveals our own weaknesses. Jessica Joy Muszynski believes that it is often through pain and personal injustice that we can discover our limits, understand our needs, and eventually, find inner peace.
In her creation, the head connects performers both physically and emotionally. How do we use our heads to come together? What are the limits and benefits? Jessica Joyn Muszynski uses the head as an entry point to find new ways to unite, challenging the way most of us have learnt to team up.
Adèle Ross, Alex Leblanc, Isabella Di Lellio, Jake Poloz, Jessica Muszynski, Judy Luo, Rion Taylor
IKARO – S Dance Company | 12:30 pm | Place des festivals
Inspired by freedom, social constraints, fear, and rebirth, IKARO is visually rich in symbolism and mythical references. IKARO symbolizes the thrill of flight and freedom every human aspires to. Through dystopic environments, emotional sounds, futurist designs, furious and fragile bodies, mythical representations turn into powerful movements. Myth and modern times collide, while wings on stage epitomizes the expression of one’s identity. IKARO is the story of a fearless climb which allows us to push our limits and accomplish things that we would never think ourselves capable of.
Rocco Suma, Salvatore Sciancalepore
New creation – Yiannis Tsakalos | 3:00 pm | Jardins Gamelin
Il pleut, il plaint, il rage – Charles Brecard | 3:00 pm | Jardins Gamelins
Constance – Kristen Cere | 4:30 pm & 5:15 pm | Place d’Armes
Constance touches on the transition between adolescence and adulthood, a time when we intently reflect on who we are and who we want to become, while trying to assert ourselves. We rebel and move away from what we were told and taught, so we can see the world with a fresh perspective. Although we aspire to stand on our own two feet, the haven we call home can quench our unfulfilled desire to leave.
Collaboration with the dancers of Ballet Divertimento (10 dancers)