Unfold | 7 perspectives

Danièle Desnoyers

The body opens, closes, short-circuits. The voice stutters, hiccups and fractures. Tremors and loss of balance become elements of a three-part work with seven dancers in flight. Together, they search for unity while fighting for their identities. Although fluidity has long been Danièle Desnoyers’s trademark, here she chooses a new approach, fragmenting movement, making the tremors visible. They echo the fractured human, its broken body and speech. Vibrating to the often harsh sounds and music of composer Ben Shemie, UNFOLD | 7 perspectives combines an apocalyptic atmosphere with moments of delicate softness and sensuality. The surprising scenographic structure allows Desnoyers to test the body’s resistance and the limits of balance. A magnetic, powerful, yet harmonic duel between the forces in play, the work captivates with its subtlety and furious energy.

CREDITS

ARTISTIC DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY

Danièle Desnoyers

MUSIC

Ben Shemie

LIGHTING

Gonzalo Soldi / HUB Studio

ARTISTIC ADVISORS

Sophie Corriveau, Anne Thériault

VIDEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION

Marjorie de Chantal

SCENOGRAPHY

Geneviève Lizotte

COSTUMES, MAKEUP

Angelo Barsetti

DRAMATURGY

Guy Cools

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR

Emmanuelle Bourassa-Beaudoin

DANCERS

Myriam Arseneault, Paige Culley, Jean-Benoit Labrecque-Gilbert, Louis-Elyan Martin, Milan Panet-Gigon, Nicolas Patry, Brontë Poiré-Prest

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