In LA VIE ATTEND, five performers face the audience, tackling a delicate balancing act. They are teammates, enemies, victors and mourners, instigators and witnesses. All of their visceral and vulnerable contradictions, their pride and their shame, their hope and their fear, are laid out on the stage. Life as a game waiting to be played.
A theatrical work born of an intuitive and intellectual inspiration, seducing on the surface, physical and deceptively playful, LA VIE ATTEND deftly manipulates the deep primal tendencies we often avoid. Creative duo Emily Gualtieri and David Albert-Toth, the co-founders of Parts+Labour_Danse, kick off our Traces-Chorégraphes series with an illusory work, performed by five dancers who will no doubt win you over. It’s anyone’s game.
Choreographers : David Albert-Toth, Emily Gualtieri
Dancer-collaborators : Joe Danny Aurélien, Marc Boivin, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Milan Panet-Gigon, Nicolas Patry
Texts : Danseurs-collaborateurs
Music : David Drury
Lighting designer : Paul Chambers
Costumes : Angela Rassenti
Outside eyes: Ginelle Chagnon, Étienne Lepage, Jamie Wright
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Conseil des Arts du Canada / Canada Council for the Arts
Circuit-est centre chorégraphique
CCOV (Centre de création O Vertigo)
Since being founded in 2011, Montreal-based Parts+Labour_Danse has held the mandate to investe in creating physically engaging experiences. The duo continuously seeks to dive deeper into the formulation, creation, and presentation of contemporary dance works. Parts+Labour_Danse has presented its work extensively throughout Canada. Its repertoire includes The Calculated Risk Project (2010), In Mixed Company (2013-Coup de pouce prize winner, VSLR Festival 2015) and La chute, a solo performed by Albert-Toth (noted as one of 2013’s top ten Canadian moments in dance by the Dance Current’s Philip Szporer and winner of the Audience Choice Award at Toronto’s Dance: Made in Canada Festival in 2015). They are currently involved in several new creations.
A Danse-Cité production in collaboration with David Albert-Toth & Emily Gualtieri | Parts+Labour_Danse.