MYOKINE // Anne Plamondon Productions
Year of creation : 2023
Duration : 50 min
MYOKINE, a unifying work for 7 performers who together explore the body as a source of resilience, beauty and hope in the face of the urgency to act that characterizes our times.
Molecules secreted by muscles when the body is in motion, myokines are often called "hope molecules" for the sense of well-being and optimism they provide. For Anne Plamondon, this process emblematizes the body's salvific role when confronted with the multiplication of complex and troubling issues of our times.
It embodies dance's essential function of releasing tension, emotions and anxiety, and making sense of the imperfections that make existence both strong and vulnerable. Through their virtuosity and precision, and a multiple choreographic language developed throughout Anne Plamondon's eclectic career, this energetic suptor of Canadian performers brings to life the power of our bodies when united in movement.
Choreography - Anne Plamondon | Performance - Eowynn Enquist, Isak Enquist, Diana Leon, Judy Luo, Justin Rapaport, Eden Solomon, Raphaëlle Sealhunter | Lighting design - Eric Chad | Original music - Olivier Fairfield | Costumes - Marie-Audrey Jacques
Coproduction: Danse Danse, La Rotonde, Festival des arts de St-Sauveur and Diagramme gestion culturelle.
Residencies: Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique and Danse Danse. Thank you to l'École supérieure de ballet du Québec.
With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) Mentorship program and the National Arts Center.
"In Myokine, Anne Plamondon wanted to express the hope inspired by these substances secreted by the human body in motion. Beyond their impeccable aesthetics, her choreographies are sensitive without renouncing strength, powerful without renouncing gentleness, collective without renouncing individuality. And her final touch, though simple, is particularly moving."
- Sophie Jama, Pieuvre.ca
Photos — Damian Siqueiros