RADICAL VITALITY, SOLOS AND DUETS

Length
153 min (including a 20 min intermission)

Created at the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Dance of the Venice Biennale, Italy, June, 23, 2018*

Marie Chouinard delved into the company's repertoire to compose a work consisting of some thirty solos and duets. This provided an opportunity to take a fresh look at small choreographic forms — included or not in ensemble works — and rework them (new costumes or sound environments, new choreographic adaptations or transformation of solos into duets, etc.), as well as unearth certain creations which, until then, had remained on the pages of the choreographer’s notebooks.

Threaded like beads into a unique choreographic anthology, these dance miniatures of varying durations are presented here in a two-act work. It allows for a rereading of these short forms that have become stand-alone pieces in a long and profound creative process.


Prologue A : IN MUSEUM (2012) 20 minutes

ACT 1: 1 h 03

1 – ROYAL BELL (ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, 2008) 1 min 10 s

2 – PETITE DANSE SANS NOM (1980) 2 min 15 s

3 – SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 1955(1979) 2 minutes

4 – PAIDEIA DUET (LES TROUS DU CIEL, 1991) 2 min 20 s

5 – A FEW WAYS TO QUIETLY MAKE MY WAY TO YOU (1980) 6 min 40 s

6 – SOLO (LE CRI DU MONDE, 2000) 5 min 15 s

7 – SWING DUET (24 PRELUDES BY CHOPIN, 1999) 35 s

8 – EARTHQUAKE IN THE HEARTCHAKRA (1985) 10 min 30 s

9 – S.T.A.B. (SPACE, TIME AND BEYOND) (1986) 12 min 35 s

10 – WILD GOOSE DUET (LES TROUS DU CIEL, 1991) 3 min 40 s

11 – UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT (ÉTUDE POIGNANTE, 1998) 3 min 05 s

12 – GHOST DUET (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010-2012) 4 min 10 s

13 – PULLING THE SOUND DUET (ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, 2008) 2 min 25 s

14 – NO ARMS SOLO (LES TROUS DU CIEL, 1991) 1 min 30 s

15 – THE LADIES’ CROSSING (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 2 min 25 s

INTERMISSION (20 MINUTES)

Prologue B : CANTIQUE NO 3 (2004)

ACTE 2 : 1 h 10

16 – LAST PART (ÉTUDE NO 1, 2001) 13 min 20 s

17 – HANDS DUET (OPÉRA DOGMA, 2001-2018) 3 min 05 s

18 – OUCH! DUET (bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS, 2005) 3 min 10 s

19 – WHALE AND THREE TIMES GOULD (bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS, 2005) 4 min 20 s

20 – SOLO IN SILENCE (LE CRI DU MONDE, 2000) 5 min 20 s

21 – SAINT-SÉBASTIEN (bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS, 2005) 3 min 10 s

22 – LOVE ATTACK #2 (CHORALE, 2003) 2 min 25 s

23 – DUET (DES FEUX DANS LA NUIT, 1999) 6 min 05 s

24 – VISAGES (OPÉRA DOGMA, 2001-2018) 3 min 20 s

25 – DUET UNDER WRAPS (SOFT VIRTUOSITY, STILL HUMID, ON THE EDGE, 2015) 2 min 35 s

26 – SYNCOPATED DUET (SOFT VIRTUOSITY, STILL HUMID, ON THE EDGE, 2015) 3 min 20 s

27 – CRYING-LAUGHING DUET (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 4 minutes

28 – SOLO AND 4 HEADS (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 9 min 45 s

29 – MASKS DUET (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 2 min 05 s

30 – FINALE (LE NOMBRE D’OR (LIVE), 2010) 1 min 30 s


Choreographies
Marie Chouinard

Music
Louis Dufort: 1-5-6-11-12-15-Prologue B-16-17-19-20-21-24-26-28-29-30
Frédéric Chopin (Prelude 5 in opus 28): 7
Carles Santos: 8
Rober Racine (La Musique des mots): 23

Scores for voice
Marie Chouinard

Lights, video, set design and props
Marie Chouinard
Axel Morgenthaler: 7-23 (lights)

Costumes
Marie Chouinard
Liz Vandal: 1-11-13-21-23-28 and Louis Montpetit: 9

Make-up
Marie Chouinard: 8
Marie Chouinard and Jacques-Lee Pelletier: 9

Lights adaptation
Samuel Théry

Programming
Louis Dufort and Nick Bugayev: Prologue B

Sound effects
Edward Freedman: 9

Video Consultant
Jimmy Lakatos

*Dancers for the world premiere Sébastien Cossette-Masse, Catherine Dagenais-Savard, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Morgane Le Tiec, Luigi Luna, Scott McCabe, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Carol Prieur and Clémentine Schindler

Photo 1: Sylvie-Ann Paré – Dancers: Carol Prieur, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire

Photo 2: Sylvie-Ann Paré – Dancers: Sébastien Cossette-Masse, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire

Photo 3: Sylvie-Ann Paré – Dancers: Scott McCabe, Valeria Galluccio

Photo 4: Sylvie-Ann Paré – Dancers: Catherine Dagenais-Savard, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire

Photo 5: Sylvie-Ann Paré – Dancer: Carol Prieur

Photo 6: Sylvie-Ann Paré – Dancer: Catherine Dagenais-Savard

Photo 7: Sylvie-Ann Paré – Dancer: Catherine Dagenais-Savard

Photo 8: Nicolas Ruel – Dancers: Clémentine Schindler, Scott McCabe

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