BESIDE, the 3rd opus of the B+B+B trilogy, relies entirely on live radio in each city where the piece plays. The performers say what they hear on the radio in the moment. Parallel to this, their movement score is made entirely of gestures from public affairs television programs. BESIDE questions the abundance of information that surrounds us daily and the construction of truth, fake news and the role the body can play in the credibility of what is said in the media. How are speeches constructed today, and how is the body their support or their vehicle ? Does the overabundance of information prevent us from understanding each other ?
We are then given the opportunity to listen to what they themselves hear on the radio, live, whether it is news flashes or excerpts from songs, and what comes forward is the absurd, disconnected and overabundant side. If the choreographer’s intention is to question the role of the body in transmitting speech, it is quite possible that we will no longer listen as before, to everything that comes to us from the radio media… Which would not be the least of the merits of this creation..
EXCERPTS – https://youtube.com/embed/1mT0TVKS-Q8
Full show upon request
The trilogy is a collaboration, both artistical and financial, between companies maribé – sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse, and between their respective Artistic Directors, Marie Béland (choreographer) and Kathy Casey (dramaturge). Their encounter dates back to 2008, as part of a Choreographic Research Workshop given by Montréal Danse. It was the start of an artistic affinity that developed over the years, contributing to the creation of BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros in 2010, BETWEEN in 2015, and finally BESIDE.
For over 15 years, Marie Béland has been creating works where bodies exceed dance: everyday bodies, real bodies are at the center of a complex and subtle choreographic structure. Marie has been focusing recently on the choreography our bodies create while talking.
Choreography & concept: Marie Béland / Performers + collaborators: Rachel Harris, Sylvain Lafortune, Bernard Martin / Costumes : Dave St-Pierre
Dramaturge: Kathy Casey / Light designer & technical director: Karine Gauthier
Partnership & coproduction: maribé – sors de ce corps & Montréal Danse
– Cardiff Dance Festival, Cardiff
– Dance4 International Center for Choreography, Nottingham
– Circuit-Est Centre chorégraphique, Montréal
– La Rotonde, Québec
– Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, Terrebonne
– Théâtre Hector-Charland, L’Assomption
A choreography by Marie Béland
A project of maribé – sors de ce corps & Montréal Danse