With his fourth creation, FORWARD, Edouard Hue opts for resolutely experimental self-reflection through which he interrogates the fundamentals of dance. His solo indeed returns to a radical organicness (pulled “from the roots”) through which he feels his own body and its limitations, reduced to a sort of degree zero. Alert to his rhythms and intensities, keen observer of his physical qualities, he reawakens a sense of his own morphology. The solitude of practice leads him to question the possibility that he may be to a certain degree inhuman or unreal, in the double sense of performing virtuosically and of asserting oneself as irreducibly unique.
Dancers/performers : Edouard Hue
Choreography Assistant : Yurié Tsugawa
Music : Charles Mugel
Lighting : Arnaud Viala
Dramaturgical advice : Merel Heering
Acknowledgements : Co-productions L’Auditorium Seynod – Scène Régionale, Festival Les Printemps de Sévelin, Théâtre de l’Étincelle. A project supported by Danse & Dramaturgie, an initiative of the Théâtre Sévelin 36, in partnership with Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l’Usine, ROXY Birsfelden.
Supports : Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, Conseil Départemental de Haute-Savoie, Ville d’Annecy
Residency : La Limonaderie
Can we teach ourselves to be happy? Is happiness something we create or that happens to us? This work examines what drives human emotions and our ability to manipulate how we feel. This work was created in fifty hours with the collaboration of our summer intensive students.
This piece has benefited from a creative residency at CRCS Saint-Zothique and at studio Ballet Divertimento.
Dancers/performers : Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Alexandre Carlos, Emmanuelle Martin, Brittney Canda, Janelle Hacault, Geneviève Gagné
Music : Pascal Champagne
A Safe Space is an outing with friends, an evening of shared love, it is a safe space open to all, welcoming us simply because we are. But a Safe Space is also a location where all the facets of these humans are unveiled, some more troubling than others. It is conflict to resolve, it is vulnerability to celebrate, beautiful, touching, intimidating, and complex.
This piece has benefited from a creative residency at studio Z, the Place des Arts, the Compagnie Marie Chouinard and studio Ballet Divertimento.
Dancers/performers : Kennedy Henry, Naomi Hilaire, Justin de Luna, Saskya Pauze-Begin, Maryline Cyr, Jossua Collin, Scott McCabe
Music : Guillaume Michaud
Costumes : Wan Hua Li
Acknowledgements : Festival Quartiers Danses, Kennedy Henry, Naomi Hilaire, Justin de Luna, Saskya Pauze-Begin, Marilyne Cyr, Jossua Collin, Scott McCabe, Guillaume Michaud, École supérieure de ballet du Quebec