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MMXX ( 2021 / 2022 )

In a dimension altered by technology, five protagonists strive to develop new landmarks. Together they try to establish a connection from their own matrix to that of the other in search of a shared identity. Once women and men, these individuals now live together as a people in this territory with virtual borders.

 

MMXX is the new process that allows these digital entities to escape isolation. Their movements restricted by an alienating arantle, these four android dancers manage to transcend distance and solitude. Their disarticulated, frenetic and synchronized gestures provoke a mirage of union and tenderness. She and he, he and she, the nebulous nature of this quartet survives thanks to the power of numbers, the repeated multiplication of MMXX...

Performances :  September 16th 2021, Festival Quartiers Danses, Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts,                                      Montreal

                          September 18th, 2022, Festival Quartiers Danses, Studio Théâtre des Grands Ballets                                     Canadiens, Montreal

ECHO ( 2021 / 2022 )

This 20-minute duet explores the idea of self-reflection in a society where our perceptions are blurred by various influences, such as social networks. By wanting to present ourselves and not simply "being", a gap arises at times between our identity as we perceive it and as it really is. "Echo" is therefore a piece on the theme of distorted reflection. Two women evolve on stage, omnipresently linked to each other. Connected, but distant at the same time, the two characters question themselves as much physically as in their psyche. Mirror souls, strong emotions such as anger, happiness and confusion flow through them like intermittent waves. In search of their truth and their connection to others and to themselves in a world that preaches performance and perfection, they dance with their shadow in search of answers. However, to face one's reflection is to embark on a quest in which emotions are constantly mixing and colliding. Through a disarticulated, fluid and frenetic gesture, two women are trapped in this ice palace with no way out. 

Performances : October 29, 2022, DANTZAN TZAN Fest, Baratza Aretoa, Vitoria, Spain [ As part of the                            Basque Focus of the Festival Quartiers Danses ]

                          September 15, 2021, Festival Quartiers Danses, Place des Festivals, Montreal

                         September 11, 2021, Festival Quartiers Danses, Sud-Ouest Borough, Montreal

3 Women (2021 - 2022 )

Like Picasso's cubist-like figures, three women dance a conceptual deconstruction of reality. Interrelated with grace and geometry at the same time, their bodies stretch to fit the environment that surrounds them. Their limbs intertwine like brushstrokes with fluid lines.  Intertwined in a canvas of bluish, pinkish and carmine tones, these three subjects depict a dreamlike complicity. They join and detach themselves like pieces of a puzzle in a sometimes frantic, sometimes languid rhythm. In a painting both pictorial and animated, these three characters build and deconstruct themselves by evoking different female archetypes. Three Women ... An ode to new forms and femininity ... Trium Femina.  

Performances :  August 18th, 2022, Festival de danse contemporaine de Sherbrooke, Lac des Nations,                                   Sherbrooke

                          Septembre 9-10-12, 2021, Festival Quartiers Danses, Place des Festivals, Montreal

                         September 12, 2021, Festival Quartiers Danses, Avenue du Musée of Montreal Museum of                             Fine Arts

Human Tripod ( 2021 - 2022)

In a dimension altered by technology, a protagonist strives to develop new landmarks. By trying to establish a connection with her own matrix, she probes the virtual horizon in search of her identity like an automaton. Eyes adorned with lenses with infinite reflections, its quintessence is nothing more than a hologram. Its materiality captured, this digital entity develops a process that allows it to escape isolation. Her movements restricted by an alienating arantele, the protagonist manages despite everything to transcend loneliness by searching for her humanity. Her disarticulated, frenetic and fluid gestures provoke a mirage of tenderness and pleasure. The nebulous nature of this solo survives thanks to the power of our shared identity and humanity... This is Human Tripod.

Performance :  21 août 2021, Festival Amène ta Chaise du ZemmourBallet, Centre des arts Jean Besré,     _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Sherbrooke

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     October 29, 2022, DANTZAN TZAN Festival, Baratza Aretoa, Vitoria, Spain bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_               du Focus Basque du Festival Quartiers Danses]

Real time(2019)

Real Time is a quartet where adrenaline, sensations and exaltation are juxtaposed in the present time. Through their hyper-receptive state, the performers express the urgency of the moment and deploy their antennae to the worlds. Rhythms, chance and reactions intertwine to show the complexity of the immediate. The protagonists are built in different realities while remaining interrelated. The intoxication of the present leads them to evolve in a fluid and spasmodic gesture. Echoing the different stimuli, the performers become aware of the duality between the ephemeral and eternal aspect of the present moment. Above all, they celebrate instantaneity in complicity with the music of Charles Bicari.

 

Performances  : August 24, 2019, Festival Quartiers Danses, Place du Marché Atwater, Montreal

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_       10 septembre 2019, Festival Quartiers Danses, Rue Sainte Catherine, Montréal _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_        _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_September 13, 2019, Quartiers Danses Festival, Ville Marie Observatory Terrace, Montreal      

Times Memories  (2019)

December 1952. The Great London Smog. Opacity erases all traces and landmarks in a world that continues to live. In this misty environment, two men and a woman meet never to leave each other. Thus linked, they combine their strength and their courage and move forward despite their blindness. With fluid and disjointed gestures, they inexorably become entangled, oscillating between distress and hope in search of clarity and answers. An unexpected chemistry is born from this alliance to create an unshakable and eternal connection.

Past performances: September 6, 2019 , Festival Quartiers Danses, Cinquième salle, Place des Arts, 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                     _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58 d_  Montreal

                                       

                                       

Future Time( 2018)

InFuture Time, the stage transforms into new territory surprising the two performers with its different laws of motion on live music  by Charles Bicari. Gravity is not always present, so their body and psyche are affected by this change in atmosphere. Through their exploration of space, these two strangers become familiar with each other, eventually developing a strong but fleeting connection.   Having lost their bearings, they support each other to better adapt to the seriousness of their distress.

Past performance ofFuture time:11 septembre 2018, Festival Quartiers Danses, Cinquième Salle de         _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                           _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_  la Place des Arts, Montreal

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                 21 septembre 2018, Soirée-Bénéfice Carte Blanche , Théâtre Rialto,   _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb 3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_       _cc78190 5-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Montreal 

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_    4 mai 2019, Soirée-bénéfice pour l'École supérieure de ballet du Québec,   _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-31 94-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                     _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_       Édifice Wilder,  Montréal

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde- May 17, 2019

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde- May 25, 2019, Dance Platform Festival, Alb'Oru Cultural Center, Bastia

                                                                 14 septembre 2018, Festival Quartiers Danses, Cinquième Salle de la Place         _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136b ad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_          des  Arts, Montreal 

                                                                

Hypnos (2018)

Hypnos simulates a collective hypnosis experience to the live music of Charles Bicari. Paradoxically to the fact that hypnosis suggests a lethargic state, this piece rather depicts a group of individuals full of energy and passion reacting to instructions imposed through movement and music. Through a connection that reaches all the performers both physically and mentally, they let themselves go to fully benefit from the experience.

Performances passées:  18 août 2018, Festival Quartiers Danses, Monument Sir Georges Étienne                 _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5c de-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_        Cartier, Montreal

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_          25 août 2018 , Quartiers Danses Festival, Atwater Market, Montreal

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           5 septembre 2018, Quartiers Danses Festival, Sainte Catherine Street, Montreal

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           31 mai - June 2, Guelph Dance Festival, Exhibition Park, Ontario (3 times) 

Kreatur(2017)

This creation is a reflection on the constant struggles of an artist as to his place in society and on the artistic scene. In this solo work, Pauline Gervais confronts her fears which, like a creature, live in her inner abyss. This beast, which perpetually feeds on its emotions, its dualities and its flesh, takes malicious pleasure in breaking its garden of illusions and dreams. Paradoxically, this creature has its reason to exist: it pushes it to go beyond its limits. 

Past performances: September 15, 2017, Festival Quartiers Danses, Cinquième salle, Place des Arts, 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                     _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58 d_ Montreal

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_May 15, 2018, Festival Vue sur lalève, Monument-National, Montreal

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