Unveiled in 1505, The Garden of Earthly Delights is considered one of the greatest paintings of our time. The hallucinatory triptych by the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch is crowded with shrieking mouths and tortured souls, alongside the figures of Adam and Eve. Voluptuous material for Marie Chouinard’s choreographic imagination. After her Faun and Rite of Spring, landmark works in the international repertoire, she boldly follows in Bosch’s footsteps. In three acts—The Garden of Delights, Hell, and Paradise—Marie Chouinard and her 10 dancers recreate the medieval artwork in movement and images, as video projections draw the viewer deep into the teeming heart of the painting. Chouinard has chosen “to ‘stick’ to Bosch’s painting, its spirit. The joy of bowing before a masterpiece!”, she exclaims. Backed by an original score by Louis Dufort, Marie Chouinard has created a typically provocative work. Bringing Hieronymus Bosch to life, with masterful talent.
Photo © Laurence Labat.
A charismatic dancer and brilliant choreographer, Marie Chouinard presented solo works for 12 years before founding the Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 1990. An audacious explorer of the evocative powers of the body, from the get-go she was perceived as a singular artist, celebrating instinct and the life force in dance that engaged the spinal column, breathing and voice. Her powerful style and the virtuosity of her dancers are recognized the...Read more about Marie Chouinard
Marie Chouinard, choreographer, is the Executive and Artistic Director of COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD, Founding Chair of the Prix de la Danse de Montréal, an Associate Dance Artist of the Canada’s National Arts Centre...Read more about COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD
JÉRÔME BOSCH : LE JARDIN DES DÉLICES
Created at Theaterfestival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, August 4, 2016*
Choreography Marie Chouinard. Original music Louis Dufort. Set design and video Marie Chouinard. Dancers Charles Cardin-Bourbeau, Sébastien Cossette-Masse, Catherine Dagenais-Savard, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Morgane Le Tiec, Scott McCabe, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Carol Prieur, Clémentine Schindler. Lights Marie Chouinard. Costumes and props Marie Chouinard. Make-up Jacques-Lee Pelletier.
Film crew (act 3). Scriptwriter and director Marie Chouinard. Director of photography Jean-François Gratton. Director assistant and editor Miguel Raymond. Performer Lucie Mongrain.
Video Consultant Jimmy Lakatos. Video Assistant Sylvain Robert. Set design and props production Isabelle Gauthier, Cédric Lord. Costume production Zdravka Tchakaloff
*Dancers for the world premiere Sébastien Cossette-Masse, Paige Culley, Valeria Galluccio, Leon Kupferschmid, Morgane Le Tiec, Lucy M. May, Scott McCabe, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Carol Prieur, Megan Walbaum
A COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD production in coproduction with the Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation (Netherlands), commemorating the 500th anniversary of the painter’s death.