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The impetuous Dave St-Pierre and Anne Le Beau were inspired by Joan of Arc in this illuminating piece about the pursuit of the absolute, the force of instinct, courage and faith. An urban epic performed by two dancers and an actor. A blend of images, bodies, matter and raw energy.
A grand premiere at Danse Danse. The impetuous choreographer Dave St-Pierre is inspired by the heroic Joan of Arc in an illuminating piece about the pursuit of the absolute, the force of instinct, courage and faith. Ordeal and transcendence are at the heart of this explosive, intimate and engaging work for three performers that he created with the dancers Anne Le Beau and Bernard Martin, and the actor Hubert Proulx. These warriors of the impossible made possible are driven by a passionate will to live. Performing on an inclined stage, they have as partners the ground, poster paint and water. Their skin is covered in digital tattoos by the artist Alex Huot, who sculpts bodies and summons wild, raging nature to the stage, a supernatural world. The warm, embracing lighting by Marc Parent and the music composed by Stéfan Boucher add a rich sensuality to the piece. An initiatory adventure, an urban epic, a new mythology.
“He’s a choreographer for whom you wait with breathless anticipation for a new work.” − Globe and Mail, Toronto
Photo © Alex Huot
From 1994 to 2004, Dave St-Pierre has performed for Brouhaha Danse, Jean-Pierre Perreault and Daniel Leveillé. In 2004 he founded the company Dave St -Pierre Inc. His works La pornographie des âmes (2004), Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde (2006) and Foudres (2012) are presented in several prestigious theaters and festivals such as the Festival D'Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and the Sadler's...Read more about Dave St-Pierre
Compagnie Dave St-Pierre Inc. was founded in september 2004, by Dave St-Pierre, choreographer. The company brushes against cataclysms, coltish with the ephemeral, living through a dance piece and inevitably flirts with the dark sides of humanity. Nevertheless, the company bathe every time in great happiness. The creators-interpreters of the company were choosen for their great open mind, their immeasurable energy, their beautiful nudity and...Read more about Anne Le Beau / Compagnie Dave St-Pierre inc.
A production by Anne Le Beau / Compagnie Dave St-Pierre inc. Project initiated by Anne Le Beau. Choreographer Dave St- Pierre. Performers Anne Le Beau, Bernard Martin, Hubert Proulx. Music Composition Stéfan Boucher. Lighting Design Hubert Leduc. Rehearsal Director Marie-Ève Carrière. Wardrobe Julie Leclerc. Digital images and projection on the bodies Alex Huot. Set and Costume Design Dave St-Pierre. Technical Director Hubert Leduc. Residencies Espace Marie Chouinard, UQAM, LEDCM, Studio BIZZ, Place des Arts, Arsenal art contemporain, Danse Danse.
We would like to thank Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and The Canada Council for the Arts for their support.
Images © Alex Huot. 1) Dancer Anne Le Beau. 2) Dancers Anne Le Beau, Bernard Martin, Hubert Proulx.