• Tentacle Tribe

    Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid

    Emmanuelle Lê Phan + Elon Höglund

    Wants&Needs Danse

    Chorus II

    Sasha Kleinplatz
    21. 22. 23. 24. 25 Oct 2014
  • Tentacle Tribe

    Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid

    Emmanuelle Lê Phan + Elon Höglund

    Wants&Needs Danse

    Chorus II

    Sasha Kleinplatz
    21. 22. 23. 24. 25 Oct 2014
  • Tentacle Tribe

    Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid

    Emmanuelle Lê Phan + Elon Höglund

    Wants&Needs Danse

    Chorus II

    Sasha Kleinplatz
    21. 22. 23. 24. 25 Oct 2014
  • Tentacle Tribe

    Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid

    Emmanuelle Lê Phan + Elon Höglund

    Wants&Needs Danse

    Chorus II

    Sasha Kleinplatz
    21. 22. 23. 24. 25 Oct 2014

Wants&Needs Danse + Tentacle Tribe- Chorus II + Nobody likes a Pixelated Squid

  • Montréal
  • Quebec
  • Tentacle Tribe

    Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid

    Emmanuelle Lê Phan + Elon Höglund
  • Wants&Needs Danse

    Chorus II

    Sasha Kleinplatz
In co-presentation with
Place des Arts
8 pm Length – 2 h including intermission Venue – Cinquième Salle
21 October 2014 - 8 PM
22 October 2014 - 8 PM
23 October 2014 - 8 PM
24 October 2014 - 8 PM
25 October 2014 - 8 PM
SOLD OUT!

Two companies that are creating buzz on the emerging dance scene will present works that critics rated in the 2013 Top Ten. A duo of urban contemporary dance reinvented in geometric harmony, and a physical, emotional and cathartic piece for seven men.

Danse Danse is providing an opportunity for the young artists of Tentacle Tribe and Wants&Needs Danse to revisit works that were enthusiastically received last year by the small audience for emerging Quebec dance. This is a great chance to discover two companies that are creating a lot of buzz.

Established in 2005, Wants&Needs Danse is renowned for its ability to democratize contemporary dance with popular events it organizes in atypical venues such as Sala Rossa for Short&Sweet (also presented at the Festival TransAmériques QG) and the Bain Mathieu for Piss in the Pool. In 2011 co-founder Sasha Kleinplatz prepared an initial structure for Chorus II. The complete version was presented in 2013 at MAI in a set design that recreated a swimming pool space. Inspired by the memory of her grandfather swaying or davening as he recited the Sabbath prayers and the strength and tenderness it evoked, the Ontario-raised Montrealer called on 6 athletic dancers with strong personalities and a riveting singer-percussionist to perform in a piece that suggests a physical, cathartic ritual tinged with nostalgia. A spiritual quest, a connection to a greater power and a metaphor for getting beyond the self, the piece incarnates power and the vulnerability of man.

“Sasha Kleinplatz steps up to the big leagues with this captivating work that extols the essence and beauty of masculinity freed from its shackles.” (Voir, Montreal)

Tentacle Tribe was founded in 2012 by the Ontarian Emmanuelle Lê Phan and the Swedish dancer Elon Höglund. They made a strong impression with pieces for Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize and the RUBBERBANDance Group, generating interest among critics from the very first of their three personal creations. In a delectable fusion of music and movement, they invent a geometry of harmonious urban contemporary dance that they call “conceptual hip-hop” or “deconstructed street dance”. In Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid, they were inspired by the fluid movements of diverse land and sea creatures, further enriching and polishing a magnetic duo presented in shorter versions at Tangente and at the Quartiers Danses festival.

Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid (…) is seriously good, full of very physical hip-hop virtuosity and pure, youthful energy.” (The Dance Current, Top Ten 2013)

“Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund (…) join forces in a magical osmosis with movement that is extremely precise, dynamic and rhythmically nuanced.” (dfdanse.com)

 

Credits

Chorus II

Creation and/or interpretation Benjamin Kamino, Sasha Kleinplatz, Milan Panet-Gigon Simon Portigal, Lael Stellick, Jamie Thompson, Frédéric Wiper,  Nathan Yaffe

Creation and composition Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Jamie Thompson

Lighting, Technical direction, Scenography Paul Chambers

Outside eye Thea Patterson, Andrew Tay, Ginelle Chagnon


Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid

Choreography and performance Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Elon Höglund

Lighting design Benoit Larivière

Cotumes Tentacle Tribe with Jodee Allen

Music Dictaphone, Pentaphobe, Hacksaw, Colorlist,  Hubbard Hills, Elon Höglund, Betty Bonifassi

Rehearsal Director Helen SImard

Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid  is a Tentacle Tribe production and a Danse Danse and Place des Arts co-production with the collaboration of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. The company is supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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