Q&A with Marie Chouinard

We are absolutely thrilled to be opening our 25th anniversary festival with a performance by the company of renowned, iconic Canadian artist: Marie Chouinard. We are pleased Marie Chouinard, choreographer of Radical Vitality, shared with us some thoughts about the work:

Photo : Sylvie-Ann Paré
Interprète/Dancer : Carol Prieur

GD: What are you most excited about telling the audience about your work?

Marie: Actually, I am “talking” directly with the audience through the work itself. As I am invested in creation, in life, in perceiving, receiving, giving, participating, being/doing, and being touched by and in communion with, what is beyond, I am excited about the live link with the audience. 

GD: What has been your biggest takeaway from the rehearsal process so far?

Photo : Sylvie-Ann Paré
Interprètes/Dancers : Catherine Dagenais-Savard, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire

Marie: I am mostly engaged in the process of creation. When I am engaged in the process of rehearsal, I approach it as another occasion to create, to pursue the creation.

And creation is for me a way of life, a way of joy and love and learning and sharing.

GD: What do you hope the audience will take away from your work?

MC: An experience?

An encounter?

Photo : Nicolas Ruel
Interprètes/Dancers : Clémentine Schindler, Scott McCabe

A nurturing moment for their hearth, intelligence and body?

A renewed intimate disposition to give and create beauty and love?

They will take away only what they were on the verge to get!

Radical Vitality takes place on June 1st at the River Run Centre Main Stage at 8 PM. Don’t miss your chance to see this outstanding company perform this exceptional work! Grab your tickets below and check out the rest of the festival programming!

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