RADICAL VITALITY, SOLOS AND DUETS

Lenght
85 min (no intermission)

World premiere: June 23, 2018, at the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Dance of the Venice Biennale*

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 23 dance miniatures of 1 to 10 minutes’ duration are presented in 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.


AUDIENCE ENTERS

Prologue A : IN MUSEUM V2 (2012 rev. 2016) 20 minutes

ACT 1

1 – ROYAL BELL (ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, 2008) 1 min 16 s

2 – PETITE DANSE SANS NOM (1980) 1 min 19 s

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

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

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

6 – UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT (ÉTUDE POIGNANTE, 1998) 3 min 03 s

7 – SWING DUET (24 PRELUDES BY CHOPIN, 1999) 37 seconds

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

9 – EARTHQUAKE IN THE HEARTCHAKRA (1985) 9 minutes

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

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

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

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

14 – THE LADIES’ CROSSING (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 2 minutes

ACT 2

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

16 – HANDS DUET (OPERA DOGMA, 2001-2018) 3 min 05 s

17 – OUCH! DUET (bODY_rEMIX/les_vARIATIONS_gOLDBERG, 2005)
2 min 50 s

18 – GHOST DUET (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010-2012) 3 min 41 s

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

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

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

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

30 – PASSAGES TÊTES (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 1 min 08 s


Choreographies
Marie Chouinard

Music
Louis Dufort: 1-5-6-10-12-14-15-16-18-20-21-22-23
Frédéric Chopin (Prelude 5 in opus 28): 7
Carles Santos: 9

Scores for voice
Marie Chouinard

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

Costumes
Marie Chouinard
Liz Vandal: 1-6-11-21

Make-up
Marie Chouinard: 9

*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, 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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