UPCOMING SHOWCASE (Off FTA 2019) – May 29, 4:00pm [Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique – studio B – 1881 St-André] (info/rsvp)
Instant Community echoes the collective experience of the Internet, filling the space with humorous, joyous, incongruous and disturbing images. Real and virtual bodies are transformed, multiplied, superimposed on the walls and among the public. A shared experience that erases the limits of performance and plunges us into a surprising instant community.
« We were inspired by the collective experience of the internet and how every day our world is being captured, fragmented, modified and shared through photos and videos. In Instant Community, images are created live by the 4 dancers with their iPads and projectors: one moment we are in an artificial forest surrounded by exotic birds, the next we see impossibly weightless bodies turning gravity on its head.
We know others are watching too in the dark space, yet we don’t what exactly, as we move from one fictional tableau to the next. »
“Our fingers swipe across our devices’ screens. We layer moving images and sounds into meta collages of the individuals in our instant community. We flip physics on its head. We laugh. We are drawn together in spite of our technology. We find a deep, quiet understanding between us; an individual solitude in the company of others.” Peter Quanz
Instant Community started as a Carte blanche from Montréal Danse to choreographer Peter Quanz. It developed into a communal creative process with the four performers and the artistic director of the company, resulting in a unique, non-reproducible experience, created and shared by the performers (Sylvain Lafortune, Bernard Martin, Brice Noeser, Peter Trosztmer).
A production of Montréal Danse | A project initiated during Montréal Danse’s Choreographic Research Workshop
Creation: Peter Quanz, with: Sylvain Lafortune, Bernard Martin, Brice Noeser, Peter Trosztmer, Kathy Casey | Performers: Sylvain Lafortune, Bernard Martin, Brice Noeser, Peter Trosztmer | Dramaturg: Kathy Casey | Lighting: Peter Quanz
Production: Montréal Danse | Booking: Art Circulation
Acknowledgement: Sonya Stefan ; Q Dance ; Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Photo Credits: Montréal Danse
TEST PERFORMANCES CIRCUIT-EST CENTRE CHORÉGRAPHIQUE (MONTRÉAL – MAY 2016) + ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET (WINNIPEG, JULY 2016) | PREMIERE JANUARY 2018 IN MONTREAL