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3 premiers during Festival TransAmériques 2024!


 

OFFICIAL PROGRAM

 

Floreus

Sébastien Provencher

From May 30 to June 2, 2024, at the Chapel of the Cité-des-Hospitalières

Credit: Sébastien Provencher

First programming at FTA for Sébatien Provencher!


Animated still life, eco-queer and ecosomatic choreography, ceremony of flowers and sensuality, Floreus is a site-specific work that celebrates the tenderness of queer intimacy. Inspired by the work of visual artist Zachari Logan, choreographer Sébastien Provencher brings together an interdisciplinary team from contemporary dance + music + visual art + floristry to bring Logan's pictural work to life. In vivid tableaux, the body, nature and queer identity emulsify.


" I wanted to play on the proximity with the audience, on the notion of voyeurism. To play with the limits of what we reveal, what we hide or what we decide to bring to light. Using the codes of ritual to make sublime what is otherwise seen as vulgar. The desire to transport spectators from the infinitely small to the infinitely large.


Floreus, with its performative dimension, moves to the rhythm of the place, the audience, the time and the environment in which it takes place. Somewhere between the profane and the sacred, this contemplative work opens up our senses and questions our relationship with others and with nature. "

  - Sébastien Provencher


 

ALONGSIDE THE FESTIVAL

 

During the FTA festivities, the latest creations from Aurélie Pedron and Sarah Bronsard are also being premiered! These two singular works are the culmination of a four-year creative process.



FOREST

Lilith & Cie / Aurélie Pedron

Friday May 24, 2024, 7PM | Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault (Saint-Jérôme)

Credit: Aurélie Pedron


Bringing together three sighted and three non-sighted performers, FOREST plunges the audience into the heart of the atypical sensoriality of blind people. Immersed in a minimum threshold of visibility, the audience gradually tames its environment. Without sight, they find their way home within themselves.


" The project began in 2018-2019. I created workshops where I invited dance artists to meet blind people in order to exchange their expertise of the body in space.


We really wanted to change the paradigms of the performance to make it an experience. It's a work with the blind, not about the blind. It was really important for everyone. "

- Aurélie Pedron




L'Écho des racines

La Sporée / Sarah Bronsard

Public dress rehearsal: Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 4:30PM | Théâtre aux Écuries (Montréal)

Performances: 7:30PM on June 6-7-8, 3PM on June 9 | Théâtre aux Écuries (Montréal)

Credit: Folktographe


4 dancers and 4 musicians explore the fertile space between two dance traditions: flamenco and Quebecois gigue. Underneath their percussive affinities, these two traditions have opposing dynamics, and it's in the open space between these oppositions, in the spectrum of nuances that unfold, that the work is created.


" In L'écho des racines, I wanted to explore what happens when we start from a tradition that deeply nourishes our identity and our way of inhabiting the world, and then accept to question it in the face of the other, patiently weaving a new space together. Inspired by mycorrhiza, this piece reveals all the connections already present and those yet to be created between two dance traditions, flamenco and Quebecois gigue, in which my relationship to movement is rooted. "

  - Sarah Bronsard


 

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