Indoor | Compagnie Miroir Miroir + Pauline Gervais + Eva Kolarova + Cai Glover + Menka Nagrani

CAD$ 25

11 September 2018 20:00
75 min
Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts
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#L.E.M. | Montreal Premiere

Choreographer : Mattew Heli Brunel |Compagnie Miroir Miroir

2nd participation at FQD

Mathew Heli Brunel, a young choreographer who daringly mixes contemporary and urban dance, proposes a quintet, #L.E.M., Les Êtres Miroirs, the story of a young woman who wakes up in an unknown and shadowy universe that reveals itself to be the reflection of the great void within her. This universe is populated by sub-personalities, parts of herself that will guide her in her decision making. Through a path teeming with self-discovery, identity, apprehension, and comprehension, she will eventually make peace with herself.


Dancers/performers: Emmanuelle Martin, Maryline Cyr, Roxanne Dupuis, Eva Koralova, and Léa Gauthier-Lavoie.
Choreographer: Mattew Heli Brunel
Original music: Dany Potvin and Mattew Heli Brunel
Costumes: Sylvain Yargeau and Manon Blais
Lighting: Benoit Larivière
Video: Anthony Jackson

Acknowledgements: Quartiers Danses Festival

Temps Avenir | World Premiere

Choreographer : Pauline Gervais

2nd participation at FQD

A graduate of the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, Pauline Gervais received FQD’s Découverte en salle award in 2017 for her first solo. This young and passionate choreographer and performer has great technique, freshness, and an incomparable musicality. In her first duo, Temps Avenir, the stage becomes a new land with its own laws, its own movements, and a total absence of gravity. The bodies and souls of the dancers are entirely affected by this change in atmosphere. This exploration of movement in space expresses the strong connection that can exist in a bearingless world.


Dancers/performers: Danny Morissette and Pauline Gervais
Choreographer: Pauline Gervais
Original music: Charles Bicari

Acknowledgements: Quartiers Danses Festival, José Navas, and Rafik Hubert Sabbagh

Encounter | Montreal Premiere

Choreographer : Eva Kolarova

3rd participation at FQD

Emerging choreographer Eva Kolarova has danced for the Ballet de l’opéra national du Rhin, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Her post-romantic universe mixing dream and reality gives rise to unique contemporary-ballet creations with great musicality. For her first duo, the FQD challenged her to make an intimate piece. Encounter is based on the experience of traveling to Seoul where Eva experienced culture shock. In this man/woman duo, two different and often opposite cultures give rise to a deep and inexplicable connection. The attraction expressed between the two performers is stronger than anything else, and their rising emotions submerge and overwhelm.


Choreographer: Eva Kolarova
Dancers/performers: Kim Henry & Jason Martin
Assistant of the choreographer /external eye: Kim Henry
Music composed and performed by: Adrian Copeland – Alder&Ash
Text by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin

Acknowledgements: Quartiers Danses Festival and the Korean University of Arts

The Sleepless Mind | World Premiere

Choreographer : Cai Glover | A Fichu Turning

First participation at FQD

Cai Glover, trained in contemporary ballet, has danced for over six years with the Cas Public company. He presents a rhythmic and abstract creation with great velocity. For his first quartet at the FQD, he draws on the themes of dreams and the imaginary world. How can we know truth if it remains hidden beyond the material world?


Dancers/performers: Caroline Namts, Alexander Ellison, Kennedy Henry Choreographer: Cai Glover
Lighting: Emilie Beaulieu

Acknowledgements: Quartiers Danses Festival, Cas Public, and Eira Glover

Au-delà du rien | World Premiere

Choreographer : Menka Nagrani | Productions des Pieds des Mains

2nd participation at FQD

Choreographer, director, and multidisciplinary artist Menka Nagrani presents engaging shows at the border of contemporary dance and experimental theatre. Since 2004, her work incorporates atypical artists (with cognitive impairments, autism, or people with other specific needs) with the aim of inspiring philosophical reflections and questioning social norms. Her novel creations introduce humour and theatre through everyday movements. The trio plays with the power of rhythm and its expressive potential. By integrating the jig and her percussive and dynamic movement vocabulary, the choreographer anchors her creations in Quebec culture. Three vulnerable performers think about a future when everything will have disappeared.


Dancers/performers: Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Marilyn Perreault, and Olivier Rouseau
Choreographer: Menka Nagrani
Original music: Galant tu perds ton temps, Maëva Clermont, and Michel Faubert
Lighting: Ian Yaworski

Acknowledgements: Quartiers Danses Festival, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts de Montréal

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