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 abundance 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..

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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.


Choreographer : Marie Béland / Performers and collaborators : Rachel Harris, Sylvain Lafortune, Bernard Martin / Dramaturg : Kathy Casey / Light designer & technical director : Karine Gauthier / Costumes : Dave St-Pierre / Performers involved in the creative process : Sophie Corriveau, Nicolas Labelle, Alexia Martel, Catherine Tardif / Partnership & coproduction : maribé – sors de ce corps & Montréal Danse / Direction of the diffusion :ART CIRCULATION / maribé – sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse are associated to the companies Danse-Cité, MAYDAY and Par.B.L.eux.

BESIDE receive the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

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January 7 – 9 / Residency at Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne / Terrebonne, Canada
January 10 – 13 / Residency at La Rotonde / Québec, Canada
March 26 / Presentation at Val-de-Marne Biennial / Panopée Hall in Vanves, France
MAY 30 – 31 / Presentation at OFF-FTA / Montréal, Canada
October 12 / Presentation at Festival Nottdance – DANCE4 / Nottingham, England
October 15 – 18 / Presentation at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines / Montréal, Canada
November 27 / Presentation at Maison de la culture Mont-Royal / Parcours Danse / Montréal, Canada