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Fables, by Virginie Brunelle, presented in Montreal at Danse Danse.

Photo : Raphaël Ouellet

After a world premiere at the 2022 Lugano Dance Project (Switzerland), Fables is presented for the first time in Canada at Danse Danse from November 30th to Decembre 3rd, 2022.

The starting point of Fables was the theme of Lugano Dance Project, centring on Monte Verità, the famous hill that was the cradle of an idealistic microsociety in the early 1900s. This liberated community, precursor of the hippie counterculture of the 1960s, sparked the choreographer’s desire to examine feminism. Against the backdrop of the chaos of an era turned upside down, Fables projects us into fantastical spaces from which larger-than-life characters emerge—contemporary female archetypes who paved the way to freedom from invisible yet real barriers. A universe of great evocative power, close to dance theatre, echoing a crying need for utopia, hope and humanity.


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