Any child of a beloved icon is guaranteed a tough time escaping their shadow, but Porcelain has had it tougher than most, a state of affairs not much helped by the fact that his career has thus far evinced something of the leisurely hobbyist. Porcelain explores ancestry, masculinity, physical endurance and ability.
This piece has benefited from a creative residency at CRCS Saint-Zothique, the Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and the Place des Arts.
Dancer / performer : Nico Archambault
In the wake is an exploration into the depths of fear, how it manipulates our perceptions and twists the fabric of our consciousness. This piece beckons the viewer into a dissected existence, torn between the physicality of real-life traumas and the existential unfolding that follows. How can fears morph once embodied? The dancers navigate in a hyper vibrational space creating a new landscape that’s filled with a vigorous and electric scene. They put their own experiences on stage together with a futuristic dimension, giving birth to something unexpected. Their own stories become entangled with the others’, culminating with what was once initially a solo expedition transformed into a chaotic and exciting adventure.
This piece has benefited from a creative residency at the Conseil des Arts de Montréal.
Dancers / performers : Shawn Brush, Rebecca Margolick, Mei Yamanaka
Coach/external eye/mentor : Mary Madsen
Costumes : Maya Orchin
Photographer : Melissa Wu
Videographer : Simon Burill
IMMORTALITY explores man’s dream of immortality, which has been the basis of much philosophical and religious thought since the beginning of humanity. Here, the work not only focuses on the history, traditions and rituals but also on the futuristic visions of scientists: the immortality of the future through the artificial rejuvenation of the body or the liberation from the body as the only home of the human mind.
IMMORTALITY is interpreted by Japanese dancer Ismaera Takeo Ishii, who is one of few dancers strongly founded in both butoh dance and urban dance at a high level. The strong inner focus of butoh dance mixed with the explosive characteristics of urban dance create an interesting choreographic space for choreographer Lene Boel who excels in combining ultra-precise gestures with extreme physical movement.
This piece has benefited from a creative residency at studio Ballet Hop.
Dancers / performers : Ismaera Takeo Ishii
Music : Rex Casswell (UK)
Costumes : Dorte Thorsen (DK)
Lightning : Jesper Kongshaug (DK)
Photographer : Dan Aucante
Technical director : Malte Haugaard
Acknowledgements : The Danish Arts Consil and the William Demant Foundation.