LE CRI DU MONDE
Ballet in one act

Length
40 minutes

Created at Premiere Dance Theatre, Toronto, Canada, March 21, 2000*

A study of morphological division, this deeply moving work stems from architectural observations of the body, probing the forces and tensions within us.

Ten dancers portray the magnificent and untamable fury of Le Cri du monde in solo, duo and group compositions – an implacable machine that grinds bodies and extracts the lust for life. Orchestrating muted voices and frantic shouts, cries of distress and joy, Marie Chouinard reins them in to create an ecstatic dance, an organized chaos of articulated and dislocated bodies.

Choreography and Artistic Direction
Marie Chouinard

Original Music
Louis Dufort

Lighting
Axel Morgenthaler

Costumes
L Vandal

Make-up
Jacques-Lee Pelletier, L Vandal

*Dancers for the world premiere
Kirsten Andersen, Elijah Brown, Julio Cesar Hong, Sandrine Lafond, Carla Maruca, Isabelle Poirier, Luciane Pinto, Carol Prieur, Troy Sellers

A Compagnie Marie Chouinard production, co-produced with the National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada).

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Photo: Marie Chouinard – Dancer : Carla Maruca
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