GYMNOPÉDIES 

World Premiere at Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal, June, 14, 2013
Length : 34 min




GYMNOPÉDIES 

ballet for 11 dancers 
around the theme of the duet
while at the piano, the dancers take turns playing the gymnopédies of erik satie

I’m working to find the form of the duo
its transfiguration
the fracas of beauty
its finesse

although the apparent subject of this new creation is the duo, loving, erotic,
the real subject is perhaps the unexpected, time, the dance itself, the
miracle otherwise, the appearance of the present,
the elsewhere suddenly and powerfully here, at last

at an even deeper level, the subject would simply be
form
the ephemeral form which would correspond to
the intuition that made me start this work around the duets 
...and around the gymnopédies

organizing this form and giving it 

my subject is the road that leads to you

marie chouinard
paris, january 2013 


Choreography and Artistic Direction : Marie Chouinard
Music : Érik Satie, Gymnopédies no 1, no 2, no 3
Lighting : Alain Lortie
Set design : Guillaume Lord et Marie Chouinard
Costumes : Liz Vandal
Costumes – extra : Marie Chouinard


Dancers : Paige Culley, Valeria Galluccio, Leon Kupferschmid, Lucy M. May, Mariusz Ostrowski, Lucie Mongrain, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Carol Prieur, Gérard Reyes, Dorotea Saykaly, James Viveiros, Megan Walbaum

 

A COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD production in coproduction with Les Nuits de Fourvière (Lyon - France), with the support of Carolina Performing Arts (Chapel Hill – United States) and ImPulsTanz (Vienna - Austria).