Jane Mappin / Anne Dryburgh / Gargoyle Dance Club / Anne Plamondon

CAD$ 25

8 September 2019 20:00
60 min
Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts
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Elle.s

Choreographer : Jane Mappin


Elle.s
is a meditation on womanhood, private and public identities, and the passage of time. The interpreters move through shifting temporal and emotional landscapes, as well as vulnerability and resolve, uncertainty and hope. Together, they are a single woman reflecting on her past and moving towards her future. In adopting different roles at different stages of life, she also confronts many possible identities at once, in complementary, harmonious, or rivalrous relation to one another. Elle.s offers us a glimpse of her strength, and her search for gaining control over her story.

Distribution

Dancers/performers: Alisia Pobega, Jane Mappin
Coach/external eye/mentor : Sophie Michaud
Music : Max Richter, Erich Kory
Lighting : Anne-Sara Gendron
Video projections : Louis-Martin Charest

Kankei Pãtan

Choreographer : Anne Dryburgh


Anne Dryburgh’s new piece subtly joins contemporary ballet and Japanese percussion. As is always the case for the choreographer, music is the point of departure for her creation. Here, a succession of variations on established musical patterns. Two women and two men lend themselves to this same game and explore
Kankei Pãtan, a Japanese expression that encompasses the diversity and complexity of human relations.

Distribution

Dancers/performers : Catherine Toupin, Nicholas Bellefleur, Diana León, Étienne Gagnon-Delorme and Pauline Berndsen

GervaisAcknowledgements : École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Anik Bissonnette, Elaine Gaertner

Mundi Scaenam


Mundi Scaenam
is a work inspired by William Shakespeare’s famous quote: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.” This quote has always peeked the interest of the choreographer in the way that it compares and links the tendencies of human life to that of the calculated and artistic effort of a performer. The world and life itself become to man what the stage is to an actor or performer. Looking at the people around us and watching this play of life is the root of what will create this piece. Working in creative intensives, the five dancers were invited by the choreographer to immerse themselves in this daily life, observe it and integrate it. Dance must reuse this human social material that is constantly performed around us everyday and substitutes human communication.

Distribution

Dancers/performers : Emma-Lynn MacKay-Ronacher, Meimi Hasegawa, Emilie Anderson, Carrigan MacDonald, Quentin Nabor, Antoine Charbonneau
Coach/external eye/mentor : Andrea Boardman
Music : Vesna by DakhaBrakha
Costumes : Adrian W.S. Batt
Lighting: Adrian W.S. Batt
Acknowledgements : A very big Thank you to Mme Anik Bissonnette and l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec.

Douce Force

The piece Douce Force was born from Un finissant, un chorégraphe, the exceptional meeting between young dancers and esteemed choreographers who, together, created original solos. This process concluded the dance training at the École supérieure de ballet du Québec.


Louis-Martin Charest

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