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.
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 ChouinardOriginal Music with Real Time Processed Sound
Louis DufortCostume, Lighting and Set Design
*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) Press excerpts