Emerging from research on spirals and time, INVISIBLE celebrates movement with maximum freedom of form. For four days and three nights, INVISIBLE opens a festive and sacred space for ten dancers in an uninterrupted, durational performance. Participants are invited to construct and deconstruct the work with the artists through the sole act of being present, by their actions or sharing of sound sources.
INVISIBLE is built through the interplay between performers and spectators. Time is the master. It unravels choreographic aspirations. Time is matter. It inserts itself deeply into the performers’ bodies. Time lands and we land through it. Time is permissive.
INVISIBLE celebrates movement with maximum freedom of form. It is also an exercise in pairing down, where mechanisms, reflexes and fears are diluted into dancing spirals in the body. The spirals are movement, constantly bringing us back to the heart of the “same thing,” always at a different level. The spirals unravel in an immersive space over the cycles of day and night.
At all times, the dancers can stop to sleep, eat, rest, write, observe… The work is from bodies, from taking space, from sensations, from possibilities. The audience enters and exits at their leisure. They may support the work by listening or participating in processes offered to them. INVISIBLE is a silent dialogue between all the bodies in the space that reveals how we are connected.
— Aurélie Pedron
Biography, Aurélie Pedron :
At the beginning of her career, Aurélie Pedron produced eleven art videos that have been screened in seventeen countries. She then undertook a master’s in dance creation at UQAM before investing space and the live body with a few solos and stage pieces: Chair (2011) and Corps caverneux (2013, Danse-Cité).
In 2013, Aurélie Pedron’s artistic quest was honed with the founding of Lilith & Cie. She invents the very sites for her installation performances, where artists channel perceptions and reveal images unthought of. Entre (2014, Tangente), a nano-performance offered to one spectator at a time, became a signature piece for the company, earning the Prix de la danse de Montréal 2015 — DÉCOUVERTE category, presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente. In 2016, Danse-Cité presented La Loba, a choreographic circuit of twelve live installations in the former Institut des Sourdes-muettes in Montréal.
Alongside these works, the choreographer collaborates with marginalized youths. With them and through the support of the artist-run multidisciplinary centre Dare-Dare, she created the micro-performances Rûe and Marge (2014-2015). Indeep, presented in 2016 and 2017, is a moving ten hour performance for ten blindfolded youth.
Choreographer : Aurélie Pedron (in collaboration with the dancers)
Produced by : Coproduction Danse-Cité, Montréal Danse, Lilith & Cie
Première Performance: February 2021, LAVI – Laboratoire Arts Vivants et Interdisciplinarité, Département de danse de l’UQAM
Duration : 72 hours
Number of performers : 10
Number on the road : (tbd)
in collaboration with the dancers Ariane Boulet, Tony Chong, Rachel Harris, Marie-Reine Kabasha, Aurélie Pedron, Isabelle Poirier, David Rancourt, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay, Zoë Vos
Kathy Casey dramaturgy
Samuel Thériault technical direction
Kevin Pinvidic set design
Hugo Dalphond lighting design
Alexandre Burton interactive sound environment
Peter Jasko, Carol Prieur, Arielle Warnke St-Pierre, Linda Rabin, Eve Rousseau-Cyr created with (2017-2020)