Here is a choreography in three acts from the famous triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Act 1: The Garden of Delights (central panel)
Act 2: Hell (right panel)
Act 3: Paradise (left panel)
Just as a choreographer can start with a piece of music in order to create, I am starting with the painting by Bosch.
And just as a choreographer can choose to "stick" to a musical score (or not), I have chosen to "stick" to Bosch's painting, its spirit.
The joy of bowing before a masterpiece!
- Marie Chouinard (February 2016)
Length | 75 min (no intermission)
Created at Theaterfestival Boulevard, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, August 4, 2016*
A COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD production in coproduction with the Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation (Netherlands), commemorating in 2016 the 500th anniversary of the painter’s death.
Choreography | Marie Chouinard
Original music | Louis Dufort
Set design and video | Marie Chouinard
Lights | Marie Chouinard
Costumes and props | Marie Chouinard
Make-up | Jacques-Lee Pelletier
Film crew (act 3)
Scriptwriter and director | Marie Chouinard
Director of photography | Jean-François Gratton
Director assistant and editor | Miguel Raymond
Performer | Lucie Mongrain
Video Consultant | Jimmy Lakatos
Video Assistant | Sylvain Robert
Set design and props production | Isabelle Gauthier, Cédric Lord
Costume production | Zdravka Tchakaloff
*Dancers for the world premiere | Sébastien Cossette-Masse, Paige Culley, Valeria Galluccio, Leon Kupferschmid, Morgane Le Tiec, Lucy M. May, Scott McCabe, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Carol Prieur, Megan Walbaum
« A picture theater! And an extraordinary one at that! […] Chouinard successfully pulls off the feat of actually bringing the Bosch triptych to life. […] Magnificent, delightful, but also startlingly well performed by the excellent and versatile dancers of the Compagnie Marie Chouinard. A picture theater that brings us a new vision of the work (works) of Hieronymus Bosch. » - Dina Ruttle, Tanzchrift, Vienna, 2016
« This is a truly successful performance by the ten dancers, who demonstrate a high level of perfection and a forceful dynamism. […] Very complex dance figures with wonderful originality. » - Karlheinz Roschitz, Kronen Zeitung, Vienna, 2016
« [A] brilliant and fantastic dance theatre. […] Chouinard has succeeded in creating three suspense-filled acts. […] A huge success. » - Karlheinz Roschitz, Kronen Zeitung, Vienna, 2016