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Samuel Tétreault x Francisco Cruz

Written for a tightrope dancer, the piece goes beyond acrobatic virtuosity to explore the introspective process and reflect on the nature of balance. In an imaginary restricted space within the clutter of our individual and collective subconscious, the solo questions our need for control and stability and our desire for abandonment and freedom.

Left to his own device, the individual regains consciousness within his spirit’s meanderings, looking for his bearings in the dark and cluttered space of forgotten memories, dark and happy thoughts, dreams, lies and truths. His balance sticks are his anchor points, representing the parts of himself he must grab onto to find his way through the rubble.

While conversing with his own ego, he lets himself be carried away in dizzying excesses, regains controls, stops and gets carried away again. Between stillness and movement, he slowly clears out the shadows, frees himself from them and opens inner spaces to let the light shine through and dance with him.


Samuel Tétreault x Francisco Cruz
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ProductionLes 7 doigts de la main
RéalisateurFrancisco Cruz
Artistic and Stage DirectionSamuel Tétreault
MusicVivian Roost
Dramaturgic and acting consultantMarc Béland
Text CollaborationGeneviève Drolet
Choreography consultantZack Tang
LightingStéphane Ménigot
CostumeCamille Thibault-Bédard
Rehearsals Assistant and UnderstudyMarie-Eve Dicaire
Production DirectorEmanuelle Kirouac
Technical Direction & LightMichel Bisson
Sound EngineerGabriel Filatraul
Construction of the setStéphane Beauchet
Patina of the decorÉrika Lefebvre
Special Effects Gabriel Fournier El Ayachi
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