The amount raised by the Festival Quartiers Danses will go into its creation fund for local emerging choreographers and will help support the mission of the Canadian Foundation for Osteopathic Education and Research (FCERO).
4th participation at FQD (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
After dancing with Ballet British Columbia and Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Andrea Peña decided in 2014 to spread her wings and create her own work. At the same time, she also studies design at Concordia University, which influences her choreographic research. Andrea, recipient of the 2017 FQD Prix du public, excels in group pieces, through which she brings out the interiority and force of her performers. Her artistic universe is one of soul and mystery… A quintet of exceptional dancers, Kairos pulls us into a voyage in search of our individuality in a homogeneous society full of social constraints. By creating a space of complementarity through kinesthetic repetition and physical synchronicity, Kairos transport us to a world of raw individuality, exploring the coruscating harmonies of solitude and community in waves of movement that mirror the bonded moments of shared or mutual consciousness.
Performers: Laura Toma, Erin O’Loughlin, Kevin Delaney, François Richard, Charles Brecard & Marilyne Cyr
Choreographer: Andrea Peña in collaboration with the artists
External eye, mentor: Emilie Durville
Original music: dull
Costumes: Ricardo Vera
Lighting: Hugo Dalphond and Benoit Larriviere
Acknowledgments: Festival Quartiers Danses, Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec (CALQ)
3rd participation at FQD (2016, 2017, 2018)
Kyra Jean Green was trained at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. Recipient of the 2016 Quartiers Danses Festival Prix du jury, she has danced for Cas Public and Les 7 doigts de la main. Kyra subtly mixes contemporary ballet and hip hop in highly intense group pieces. Her creations alternate evenly between solo and ensemble movements. This promising choreographer proposes a piece for eight virtuosic performers, where Eytan, the hero, explores and travels through time in a perpetually changing world, without himself being affected since he lives only in the dreams and subconscious of those around him.
Dancers/performers: Janelle Hacault, Sara Horton, Geneviève Gagné, Brittany Canda, Alexandre Carlos, Emmanuelle Martin, Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, and Kyra Jean Green
Choreographer: Kyra Jean Green
Original music: Sheenah Ko
Lighting: Claude Houle
Acknowledgements: Festival Quartiers Danses, Danse à la Carte, École supérieure de ballet du Québec