First participation at FQD
A graduate of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec where she now teaches, multidisciplinary choreographer Anne Dryburgh has danced for many companies including the Ballet British Columbia. For the first time at FQD, she proposes an unedited piece showcasing students from the École supérieure’s Professional Division. In this creation, Ennéade, 9 dancers as 9 Egyptian deities seek perfection and an imaginary ideal. They push back against the limitations of their bodies in order to understand their individuality and authenticity.
Dancers/performers: Lola Branger, Aicha Ben Chaâboune, Élodie Scholtes-Labrecque, Meimi Hasegawa, Tatiana Lerebours, Fauna Natasha Lopera Lopez, Emma-Lynn Mackay-Ronacher, Catherine Toupin, and Rose Trahan
Choreographer: Anne Dryburgh
Original music: GyÖrgi Ligeti and Dimitri Shostakovitch
Acknowledgements: Quartiers Danses Festival, Eliaine Gaertner, Jean-Hugues Rochette, and Anik Bissonnette
First participation at FQD
The experienced choreographer and performer Hélène Taddei Lawson collaborates with video and sound artists, thereby further influencing her choreographies that draw from contemporary dance and street art. Her calm and slow dance is sublimed by steady and balanced movements. Paysage en miroir, her poetic and subversive road-movie solo that explores femininity, fragility, and humanity, is accompanied live by musician and composer Tommy Lawson.
Choreographer and performer: Hélène Taddei Lawson
Original music: Tommy Lawson and Dramane Diabaté
Lighting: Erick Plaza Cochet
Video: Stéphane Broc
Text: Haruki Murakami
Acknowledgments: Quartiers Danses Festival, Collectivité de Corse, the city of Bastia, CDC la Termitière from Ouagadougou
3rd participation at FQD
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, evenly alternating between solo and ensemble movements. This new creation for 10+ dancers explores the question of ubiquity. Is it possible to be in several places at the same time? What would we do if this power were given to us? How would we stay connected to others?
Choreographer: Kyra Jean Green
Performers: Janelle Hacault, Sara Harton, Brittney Canda, Alexandre Carlos
Intensive Participants: Mélanie Boisliveau, Camille Scully, Jérôme Zerges, Nicolas Masse, Sabrika Leduc, Vicky Gélineau, Corynne Bisson, Pauline Gervais, Noël Vézina, Catherine Wilson, Natayu Mildenberger, Naomi Adam Johnston, Tyler Angel, Ariane Levasseur
Original music: Pascal Champagne
Other music: The End and Party Girl by Agnes Obel
Lighting: Claude Houle
Acknowledgements: Festival Quartiers Danses
Special thank you to all of our sponsors, without your generosity this project would not have been possible : École supérieure de ballet du Québec, IGBreathe, Espace215, Cafe de’Mercanti, Danse à la Carte, X-Fit St Laurent, Moksha Yoga, Split Milk, Festival des Arts des Saint Sauveur.