Naïve / Kitsch / Cliché / Incoherent / Hermetic / Narcissistic / Ecstatic
An ode to what fascinates us in dance.
Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser (God did not create you to dance) glorifies contemporary dance in all its forms and shapes. Through its mocking airs, the piece draws the portrait of that It factor, of these « je-ne-sais-quoi » (indescribable qualities) defining dance and what we enjoy in it. The show is as much a work of dance as a work about dance. Its ambition is for the art form, with its strengths, idiosyncrasies and flaws to become more known and appreciated. The piece is filled with humor, a humor that defuses sacredness and drama, giving back access to an art form that can seem hermetic. Beyond its apparent lightness, Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser openly questions our tastes (even the supposedly indisputable ones), our expectations and our appreciations of dance shows. What touches us, entertains us, makes us think? Don’t our failures and mistakes sometimes reveal themselves as fragile, human, alive and moving?
The piece will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2018. The piece will have a 9-week re-creation residency in the Maisons de la culture network in Montreal, followed by a tour in the spring of 2018.
Choreographer : Marie Béland | Performers : Dany Desjardins, Zoey Gauld, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Anne Thériault | Music selection and DJ : MC Gilles |dramaturg : Katya Montaignac | rehearsal director : Marilyne St-Sauveur | Light designer : Alexandre Pilon-Guay