PULSATION, BREATHING, SUSPENSION

PULSATION, BREATHING, SUSPENSION

CAROLINE LAURIN-BEAUCAGE / LORGANISME + MONTRÉAL DANSE

 © Caroline Désilets

A stage piece ,an architectural videoprojection, a solo insitu…with Rebo(u)nd, Ground and Habiter sa mémoire, the choreographer pursues her study of the body as material. Three very distinct works… that are intimately linked.

From one piece to the next, both on and offstage and with a fresh simplicity, Caroline encourages the spectator to experience and reflect on the body. She captivates with her focus on biomechanics, and also the precision, repetition and amplification of gestures. Here the body is not lauded for its prowess but for its sensitivity, a link to the soul that is at the very heart of a spartan yet poetic choreographic universe. Influenced and enriched by the sciences (neuroscience, anatomy, psychology, philosophy), the choreographer’s imagination leads to works that are beautifully sensitive, open and accessible to all.

BREATHING

A four hour performance piece, Habiter sa mémoire is both a work of ongoing research and an offering to the city and to passersby. Installed in a transparent cube, the choreographer plunges once again into the heart of her work as adancer, bringing to the surface all the traces and memories of her body. Humbly offering her living art to people walkingby, to citizens from here and elsewhere and in all weathers, she creates a simple,touchingly effective encounter between contemporary dance, the patient work of the body, and the publicspace.

PULSATION

Ground,a new stage piece for five dancers, explores the physical and organic constraints imposed by gravity, our earthly bond whereby the body is constantly and subtly struggling to function. Working on gestures that are copied and amplified by the individuals int hegroup, Ground reveals the shared urges and interdependent dynamics of a socialbody.

SUSPENSION

Rebo(u)nd is a choreography of suspension that reveals the ephemeral instant when the dancer is floating between forward momentum and falling, between freedom and loss of balance. This architectural video in slow motion of dancers caught in mid-fl ight will be projected by mapping on the walls of downtown buildings. At the heart of the project is her desire to share the sensation of total abandon and freedom that dance has given her, to shed light on this art form.

“I WANTED TO SHOW IN AN INSTANT THE SENSATION OF WEIGHTLESSNESS AND LOSING BALANCE, MAKING IT PALPABLE AND ACCESSIBLE TO ALL. I WANTED TO SEE THE MOMENTUM OF THE BODY BECOME PART OF OUR ARCHITECTURE ,OUR URBAN ENVIRONMENT.”

HABITER SA MÉMOIRE - LORGANISME

GROUND and REBO(U)ND – A Montréal Danse production. Coproduction: Agora de la danse

Ground and Rebo(u)nd are one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada