1st participation at FQD
Choreographer and performer Rebecca Margolick presents a high-voltage, rock-and-roll performance with a live guitarist and a trio unfolding in a world where solitude, beauty, and chaos loom. The two dancer-performers are prisoners of a digital, hyper-social world full of increasingly oppressive surveillance, searching for meaning in reality.
Dancers/performers: Austin Tyson and Rebecca Margolick
Choreographer: Rebeca Margolick
Original music: Maxx Berkowitz and Jake Klar
Lighting: Sam Mason
Acknowledgements: Quartiers Danses Festival, Programme LABA: 14Th Street Y’s Laboratory for Jewish Culture, Chutzpah! Festival, Canada Council for the Arts, American Dance Abroad
4th participation at FQD (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Andrea Peña is a Colombian, Montreal based multidisciplinary artist within the fields of choreography and design. Artistic Director of Andrea Peña & Artists, the dance company is recognized as an exciting emerging company at the national and international scale. Born in New Brunswick, François Richard is a freelance independent dancer trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, whose career has led him to work for several companies including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Atlantic Ballet Theater of Canada, José Navas / Company Flak, EZ Danza, Sinha Dance, Virtuo Dance and as first dancer at Ballet Ouest Montréal. During his current independent career, he works for several choreographers including Jose Navas, Sylvain Emard, Shawn Hounsell, Andrea Peña, Edgar Zendejas, Victor Quijada, Roger Sinha, Igor Dobrovolsky.
Award for best choreography at the Hong Kong International Choreography Festival.
Performer: François Richard
Choreographer: Andrea Peña in close collaboration with François Richard
Original music: Bobby Leon
Lighting: Hugo Dalphond
Financial support: Conseil des arts du Canada
Acknowledgments: Quartiers Danses Festival, Hong Kong International Choreography Festival, Hong Kong Collective Artists in Residency, Canada Council for the Arts. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.