ÉTUDE no 1
Solo

Length
35 minutes

Created at ImPulsTanz-Vienna International Dance Festival, Vienna, Austria, 2001*

Étude no 1, a solo work by Marie Chouinard, is the result of the encounter between the choreographer, composer Louis Dufort and dancer Lucie Mongrain.

In a minimal, blue rectangle setting that echoes the dancer’s steel-tipped shoes, Marie Chouinard has created a geometric and unbridled dance in five parts – five variations with specific themes and common body movements. The body becomes the pretext for a series of movements at times dislocated, at times undulated, a “steel” dance extended by real time processed sound.

Electroacoustic composer Louis Dufort has collaborated regularly with Marie Chouinard since 1998. His scores for the choreographer reflect his interest in integrating non-musical elements in music.

Dancer Lucie Mongrain masters Marie Chouinard’s choreographic language with precision and sensitivity.

Concept, Choreography and Artistic Direction
Marie Chouinard

Original Music with Real Time Processed Sound
Louis Dufort

Costume, Lighting and Set Design
Marie Chouinard

Props
L Vandal

Make-up
Jacques-Lee Pelletier

*Dancers for the world premiere
Lucie Mongrain with the participation of James Viveiros

A Compagnie Marie Chouinard production, co-produced with ImPulsTanz-Vienna International Dance Festival (Austria) and Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa)

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Photo: Marie Chouinard - Dancer: Lucie Mongrain
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