RADICAL VITALITY, SOLOS AND DUETS

Length
85 min (no intermission)

World premiere 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 new work consisting of solos and duets. She brought a new perspective to these small choreographic forms and recreated them: new costumes or sound environments, new choreographic adaptations, etc. She also unearthed certain projects which, until then, had remained on the pages of the choreographer's notebooks. And she created a brand new duet.

These 24 dance miniatures of 1 to 10 minutes duration are presented in a two acts, without intermission. These short forms have become stand-alone pieces in a long and profound creative process. Radical vitality, that is, radical from the latin radix, root.


1 - IN MUSEUM (2012) 20 minutes

ACT 1

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

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

4 – LOVE ATTACK #2 (CHORALE, 2003) 2 min 17 s

5 – PAIDEIA DUET (LES TROUS DU CIEL, 1991) 2 min 39 s

6 – SOLO (LE CRI DU MONDE, 2000) 4 min 15 s

7 - UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT (ÉTUDE POIGNANTE, 1998) 3 min 03 s

8 – SWING DUET (24 PRELUDES BY CHOPIN, 1999) 37 s

9 – WILD GOOSE DUET (LES TROUS DU CIEL, 1991) 3 min 32 s

10 - EARTHQUAKE IN THE HEARTCHAKRA (1985) 9 minutes

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

12 – PULLING THE SOUND DUET (ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, 2008) 2 min 02 s

13 – VISAGES (OPERA DOGMA, 2001-2018) 2 min 52 s

14 – SOLO IN SILENCE (LE CRI DU MONDE, 2000) 4 min 40 s

15 – NO ARMS SOLO (LES TROUS DU CIEL, 1991) 1 min 26 s

16 – THE LADIES’ CROSSING (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 2 min


PAUSE (3 MINUTES)


ACTE 2

17 – LAST PART (ÉTUDE NO 1, 2001) 13 min 22 s

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

19 – OUCH! DUET (bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS, 2005) 2 min 50 s

20 – IN CONVERSATION (2019) 3 min 41 s

21 – CRYING-LAUGHING DUET (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 3 minutes 39 s

22 – SOLO AND 4 HEADS (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 7 min 21 s

23 – MASKS DUET (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 2 min 04 s

24 – FINALE (LE NOMBRE D’OR (LIVE), 2010) 1 min 08 s


Choreographies
Marie Chouinard

Music
Louis Dufort: 2-6-7-11-13-14-16-17-18-20-22-23-24
Frédéric Chopin (Prelude 5 in opus 28): 8
Carles Santos: 10

Scores for voice
Marie Chouinard

Lights, video, set design and props
Marie Chouinard
Axel Morgenthaler: 8 (lights)

Costumes
Marie Chouinard
Liz Vandal: 2-7-22

Make-up
Marie Chouinard: 10

Lights adaptation
Samuel Théry

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: Nicolas Ruel – Dancers: Clémentine Schindler, Scott McCabe

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