In a protean body of work, a vast field of research encompassing, in a single creative impetus, dance, poetry, drawing, photography, cinema, installation art and new technology, Marie Chouinard has never stopped listening to the vital pulse of the body.
More than 30 years after Les trous du ciel, her first ensemble work and a key milestone in a remarkable odyssey, Chouinard returns to a choreographic exploration that begins with the breath and the voice. From micro-movements, from an impulse that stirs the lungs and the bones, the delirious mechanics of being “living men and women” are set in motion: the awakening of emotions ... With rigorous precision, a community moves forward, repeatedly striking at the roots of madness and wisdom. The building blocks of reality crumble; a new disorderly order imposes itself, revealing the compassion- ate and luminous connections of care. Dazzling.
Photo © Laurence Labat.
The choreographer traveled all over the world as a soloist for 12 years before founding the COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD in 1990. Her works with their avant-garde signature are nonetheless enduring and appear in the repertoires of major international ballet companies.
Marie Chouinard creates a dance technique and enjoys a great reputation as coach among performers,. She is a director (films, applications, Virtual Reality works)...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 and Director of Dance at the Venice Biennale.
Today, COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD enjoys an international reputation. Its trajectory began in 1978, when Marie Chouinard presented her first creation, Cristallisati...Read more about COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD
Choreography and vocal scores Marie Chouinard.
With the participation of dancers Michael Baboolal, Adrian W.S. Batt, Jossua Collin Dufour, Paige Culley, Rose Gagnol, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Sayer Mansfield, Carol Prieur, Celeste Robbins, and Clémentine Schindler.
Costumes, lighting and set design Marie Chouinard.
Music Louis Dufort.
Performers Michael Baboolal, Adrian W.S. Batt, Jossua Collin Dufour, Paige Culley, Rose Gagnol, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Carol Prieur, Celeste Robbins, Clémentine Schindler and Jérôme Zerges.
A Compagnie Marie Chouinard production.