Following on from the RESET duo, presented at Festival Quartiers Danses in 2021 and 2022, choreographer Véronique Giasson is back again, magnifying the proposal for four performers – RESET².
Within a mathematical path, the dancers dodge, change trajectories, substitute partners or starting points. Reset zones in the space allow them to recharge, as each new start is more complex than the previous one. Accumulation of spatial configurations that are breathtaking, obsessive.
RESET² is built on the relationship that unites partners, team members and fellow travelers who move side by side. As much a sporting challenge as an artistic one, the choreography presents bodies that seem on the verge of breaking down, yet remain in total control.
Supported by a solid team of designers – LACRYMOBOY for music, Mathieu Leroux for dramaturgy, Jonathan Saucier for costumes and scenic space, Tiffanie Boffa for lighting and Alisia Pobega for rehearsal direction – the four dancers Kennedy Henry, Merryn Kritzinger, Charles Cardin-Bourbeau and Danny de Matos trace and retrace a path where each serves as a support for the other, where all challenge and surpass each other.
Choreography : Véronique Giasson
Performers : Charles Cardin-Bourbeau, François Richard, Kennedy Henry and Merryn Kritzinger
Musical composition : LACRYMOBOY
Dramaturgy : Mathieu Leroux
Set design and styling : Jonathan Saucier
Rehearsal director : Alisia Pobega
Lighting : Tiffanie Boffa
Technical director : Samuel Thériault
Videos and photos : Stéphane Turner and Damian Siqueiros
Production manager : Géraldine Lavoie-Dugré
Partners : Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, Diagramme Gestion Culturelle, Studio Flak et Maison de la culture Parc-Extension
Co-producer : Diagramme Gestion Culturelle
This project was made possible with the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Festival DansEncore, Diagramme Gestion Culturelle and Studio FLAK.
Thanks to Maison de la culture Parc-Extension, Festival Quartiers Danses, Studio La Lola and Pavillon Noir (Aix-en-Provence, France). Thanks to Nicolas Zemmour and Danny De Matos for their contribution to the creation.