A delightful choreographic collection, RADICAL VITALITY, SOLOS AND DUETS is an eclectic anthology of three short original works combined with standalone excerpts from historical pieces the choreographer has reconsidered from a fresh perspective. All the elements are united by the brilliance of Chouinard’s distinctive movement vocabulary. From one vignette to the next, in constant alternation, the work interweaves tragedy and comedy, tenderness and cruelty, vulnerability and strength, the graceful and the strange. With its appealing retrospective approach, RADICAL VITALITY, SOLOS AND DUETS bears witness to a long and profound creative process that has evolved over many years and in every corner of the world. Given masterful expression by magnificent performers, Marie Chouinard’s vitality, humour and flamboyance shine out with dazzling radiance. This is great art!
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
Radical Vitality, Solos et Duos
Chorégraphy Marie Chouinard.
Dancers Jossua Collin-Dufour, Catherine Dagenais-Savard, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Morgane Le Tiec, Luigi Luna, Scott McCabe, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Carol Prieur et Clémentine Schindler.
Music Louis Dufort 1-5-6-10-12-14-15-16-18-20-21-22-23, Frédéric Chopin (Prélude no 5 de l’opus 28) 7,
Carles Santos 9.
Voice Sheet Music Marie Chouinard.
Lights design, video, scenography, accessories Marie Chouinard. Axel Morgenthaler 7 (lights).
Costumes Marie Chouinard. Liz Vandal 1-6-11-21.
Makeup Marie Chouinard 9.
Adaptation lights Samuel Théry.
Video consultant Jimmy Lakatos.