Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Thursday, June 1, 8:00 to 9:30 PM
River Run Centre Main Stage Theatre
35 Woolwich St.
World premiere: June 23, 2018, at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Dance
“I’ve been creating mostly large forms for years. Now I want to go back to creating small forms. I love it when everything is said concisely, and moreover with an invitation to breathe… as in the three lines of a Japanese haiku. I revisited solos that have existed for 30, even 40 years. I also picked duets and solos that appear among my large forms to recreate autonomous variations of them. I searched through my notebooks and unearthed beautiful ones that had never been performed before. And I created brand new ones. It was a joyous adventure with all the performers, as if we were exploring lands known and unknown.” – MARIE CHOUINARD
1 – LAST PART (ÉTUDE NO 1, 2001) 13 min 22 s Dancer: Carol Prieur 2 – HANDS DUET (2018) 3 min 05 s Dancers: Valeria Galluccio and Motrya Kozbur 3 – VISAGES (2018) 2 min 52 s Dancer: Motrya Kozbur 4 – ROYAL BELL (ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, 2008) 1 min 16 s Dancer: Carol Prieur 5 – PETITE DANSE SANS NOM (1980) 1 min 19 s Dancer: Paige Culley 6 – LOVE ATTACK #2 (CHORALE, 2003) 2 min 17 s Dancers: Luigi Luna and Clémentine Schindler 7 – PAIDEIA DUET (2018) 2 min 39 s Dancers: Jossua Collin Dufour and Carol Prieur 8 – UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT (ÉTUDE POIGNANTE, 1998) 1 min Dancer: Celeste Robbins 9 – SWING DUET (24 PRELUDES BY CHOPIN, 1999) 37 s Dancers: Michael Baboolal and Clémentine Schindler 10 – WILD GOOSE DUET (2018) 3 min 32 s Dancers: Luigi Luna and Motrya Kozbur 11 – LASCIA CH'IO PIANGA (2018) 5 min 5 s Dancers: Adrian W.S. Batt and Valeria Galluccio 12 – DUET (SOFT VIRTUOSITY, STILL HUMID, ON THE EDGE, 2015) 3 min 20 s Dancers: Paige Culley and Jossua Collin Dufour 13 – SOLO IN SILENCE (LE CRI DU MONDE, 2000) 4 min 40 s Dancers: Valeria Galluccio and Michael Baboolal 14 – THE LADIES’ CROSSING (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 2 min Dancers: Michael Baboolal, Adrian W.S. Batt, Jossua Collin Dufour, Paige Culley, Rose Gagnol, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Carol Prieur and Celeste Robbins 15 – OUCH! DUET (bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS, 2005) 2 min 50 s Dancers: Jossua Collin Dufour and Clémentine Schindler 16 – CRYING-LAUGHING DUET (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 3 min 39 s Dancers: Paige Culley and Luigi Luna 17 – SOLO AND 4 HEADS (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 7 min 21 s Dancers: Valeria Galluccio and Carol Prieur 18 – MASKS DUET (THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), 2010) 2 min 04 s Dancers: Adrian W.S. Batt and Paige Culley, then all the dancers from the Company.
Choreographies: Marie Chouinard
Dancers : Carol Prieur, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Paige Culley, Clémentine Schindler, Luigi Luna, Jossua Collin Dufour, Adrian W.S. Batt, Celeste Robbins, Michael Baboolal, Rose Gagnol and Scott McCabe
Music: Louis Dufort: : 1-2-3-4-8-12-13-14-16-17-18-19 Frédéric Chopin (Prelude 5 in opus 28): 9 Georg Friedrich Haendel (Lascia Ch’io Pianga, interpreted by Montserrat Caballe) : 11
Scores for voice: Marie Chouinard
Lights: Marie Chouinard
Video, set design and props: Marie Chouinard
Costumes: Marie Chouinard, Except 4-8-17 : Liz Vandal
Artistic Director on Tour: Tony Chong
Tour Manager: Martin Coutu
Technical Director and Stage Manager: Félix Lefebvre
Sound Manager: Pierre-Alexandre Poirier-Guay and Jérôme Guilleaume
Lighting Manager: Chantal Labonté and Zacharie Filteau
Development and Booking: Julie George
The COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
The COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD is proud to be carbon neutral. Since 2020, the company has analyzed and offset the carbon footprint of its tours, its productions and its studios. The company supports the Quebec initiative, Carbone boréal, which reforests naturally deserted terrain in the boreal forests north of Lake Saint Jean. These are public lands which are protected by their designation as experimental forests in conjunction with the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks. This project is also used for scientific research.
Download the application Cantique free-of-charge from the App Store. Cantique was conceived by Marie Chouinard with music by Louis Dufort and with the participation of Benoit Lachambre and Carol Prieur.
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Executive and Artistic Director: Marie Chouinard, Managing Director and Production Manager : Jérémie Boucher, Controller: Monika Gruszka, Production Coordinator: Félix Lefebvre, Tour Manager : Martin Coutu, Technical Director: Jimmy Lakatos Administration Coordinator : Cyril Fonseca, Rehearsal Director: Tony Chong, Kimberly de Jong, Isabelle Poirier, Amy Shulman and Lucie Vigneault. International Development Manager : Julie George Representation: Julie George (Europe), Cathy Pruzan Artist Representative (United States), Pilar de Yzaguirre, YSARCA S.L. (Spain), Paul Tanguay (Asia), and Agence Mickaël Spinnhirny (Canada).
Board of Directors
President: François Taschereau
Vice-président : Marie Chouinard
Treasurer : Pascal Bossé
Secretary: Josette Murdock
Administrators: Sophie Banford, Valérie Dufour, Jean-Michel Ghoussoub, Florence Girod and Stéphanie Cardinal