TERRE is based on the number three and its symbolic meaning in life, religion, and history. The power of three is universal. It represents the world as heaven, earth, and water, It represents the human as body, soul, and spirit. It is the number of the whole, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. TERRE draws from the obvious truth that our fragile planet is in peril. In this trio, three beings are tasked with discovering a new planet; a new place to call home. Continuing his work on connectivity, James Viveiros explores this relational concept within a new universe and terrain.
This piece has benefited from a creative residency at studio Ballet Hop, studio Z and Louise Lapierre Danse.
Dancers / performers : James Viveiros, Sara Hanley et Jason Martin
Coach/external eye/mentor : Isabelle Poirier
Music : Line Katcho
Lighting : Rasmus Sylvest
Photographer : Emily Gan
Live Graphics : Line Katcho
Acknowledgements : NAADA Yoga Montreal, AYM Montreal, The Marie Chouinard Company CMC
The first half of the piece Bunker is an exploration of what home means to the choreographer and dancer Rebecca Margolick and how to stay grounded in a fleeting fast paced world.
The second half of the piece Vault takes the notion of home outside the personal experience of the choreographer. What did home mean to the women who resided in the YWHA Residence and the Clara De Hirsch Home for Working Girls in New York City from 1899-1950 ?
Pulling from the archives of these two institutions that offered home and community to those that needed it, board meetings, correspondences, photos and resident files, Rebecca Margolick looks at the personal stories of the women who lived there. Name after name, address after address, hardship after hardship, she looks at how to contextualize the echoes and trails of these mostly nameless women. How can she carry the weight of these women forward, and give their stories a voice through dance ?
The research for Vault was facilitated through a Conney Conference Research Fellowship with the 92Y Archives.
This piece has benefited from a creative residency at Conseil des Arts de Montréal.
Dancer / performer : Rebecca Margolick
Coach/external eye/mentor : Maxx Berkowitz
Music : Nils Frahm
Costumes : Rebecca Margolick
Photographer : Maxx Berkowitz
Acknowledgements : Conney Conference 2019
One Moment At A Time takes a look at moments that seem eternal and others that fly by with the blink of an eye. This solo is inspired from the piece The Man Who Travelled Nowhere In Time Chapter II, performed by Trip The Light Fantastic in 2018. How can we control how fast or slow time passes us by? Can we control it at all? This solo explores the space in between seconds that can seem to be eternal.
This piece has benefited from a creative residency at CRCS Saint-Zothique and at studio Ballet Divertimento.
Dancer / performer : Janelle Hacault
Music : Arrangements by Pascal Champagne, other music by Franz Schubert and SHXCXCHCXSH
Photographers : Vanessa Fortin and Romain Gibaud
Acknowledgements : This solo was premiered at Localmotion Dance lab and also presented during a showing at Arsenal through a residence given by Danse Danse.