Live participatory performance on Zoom
World premiere on September 17, 2020
The COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD is pleased to present a dance performance event that resonates with the existential questions that
inundate our lives.
Over three days, according to schedules adapted to audiences all over the world, the dancers of the Compagnie Marie Chouinard take turns
interacting with the audience via Zoom.
These spontaneous dance performances take their inspiration from a heartfelt wish that a member of the audience confides to a performer. In
response to this desire, this first step, the dancer plays the role of medium between the forces of life and the unconscious mind of the person who has made the wish, initiating a flow of energy,
a movement towards a possible enactment of change. After performing this kind of incantatory dance, reminiscent of the Pythia in ancient Greece, performers take time to regenerate their bodies
and minds before undertaking a new performance.
The performer “replies” to each wish expressed with a solo dance which lasts for approximately tree minutes.
On each of the three days, members of the audience are able to view all the dances and all the sharing of wishes.
This moment of exchange is our gift to you. Take the time. Time for Time.
Time for sharing,
time for hope,
time for intimacy,
time for change,
time for introspection,
time for joy,
time for you!
A COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD production, in collaboration with the Beijing New Dance Festival (Beijing, China), Biennal
Internacional de Danza de Cali (Cali, Colombia), the Broad Stage (Santa Monica, USA), Canadian stage (Toronto, Canada), the Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde (Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada), Conjunto
de Artes Escenicas (Guadalajara, Mexico), the Cultural Secretariat of Mexico City (Mexico City, Mexico), Danse Danse (Montreal, Canada), Dance Umbrella (London, United Kingdom), The Domaine Forget de Charlevoix (Saint-Irénée, Canada), GuiDance Festival (Guimaraes,
Portugal), Istanbul Theatre Festival (Istanbul, Turkey), the Maison des Arts de Laval (Laval, Canada), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (Montreal, Canada), the National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada), New Dance Horizons (Regina,
Canada), the San Javier festival (San Javier, Spain), Seoul International Dance
Festival (Seoul, South Korea), Trafó House of Contemporary Arts (Budapest, Hungary) and the Théâtre de la Ville (Longueuil, Canada).
Length | 3 hours
Concept | Marie
Dancers (alternating) | Michael
Baboolal, Adrian W.S Batts, Jossua Collin Dufour, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Sayer Mansfield, Celeste Robbins, Carol Prieur and other guest dancers
Live performance for live broadcast
World premiere on June 30, 2020 at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Two dancers move slowly on
rectangular wooden blocks which act as bases before being intimately integrated into their bodies. The music follows the refined detail of their movements, making it heard what the two dancers
perceive, in a mesmerizing progression, a dramatic rise where their supple flesh intimately meets the edges of the pedestals.
A COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD production
Length | 23 minutes
Conception and choreography | Marie Chouinard
Performers | Motrya Kozbur and Clémentine Schindler
Original music | Louis Dufort
Set design | Marie Chouinard
Costumes | Marie Chouinard