After the highly acclaimed presentation of Beating, her first international production, created with Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Virginie Brunelle tackles her most ambitious work to date. Against a backdrop of resilience and hope, Les corps avalés explores power relations, inequalities and social upheaval. Mastering the delicate balance between expressiveness and the vigorous physicality of her choreographic language, Brunelle directs eight dancers in a portrayal of a vulnerable humanity in search of gentleness and community. On stage, the Molinari Quartet delivers a radiant performance of selected pieces from the classical repertoire. The notes perfuse the smallest parts of the performers’ bodies; they animate, amplify, inspire the movement. Disarray, chaos and torment are thus sublimated. Elegant and intoxicating, Brunelle’s dance is ultimately salutary.
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Choreographer Virginie Brunelle came to dance through music. Born in 1982 in Quebec’s Montérégie region, she studied violin as a child. Impelled by her musical ability, the power of rhythm and the joy of performance, she fell in love with contemporary dance during her studies at UQAM.In 2008, shortly after graduating, she created Les cuisses à l’écart du cœur, a work for seven dancers that won, among others, the 2009...Read more about Virginie Brunelle
Les corps avalés
Choreography Virginie Brunelle.
Dancers Isabelle Arcand, Claudine Hébert, Sophie Breton, Chi Long, Milan Panet-Gigon, Peter Trosztmer, Bradley Eng.
Musicians Quatuor Molinari.
Lighting Design Alexandre Pilon-Guay.
Costume Design Elen Ewing.
Set Design Marilène Bastien.
Dramaturgy Advisor Gabriel Charlebois-Plante.
Rehearsal Director Isabelle Poirier.
Technical Director François Marceau.
Sound Engineer Jean-François Gagnon.
Production Director Dominique Bouchard.
Les corps avalés is a co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, Banff Centre and Canadian Stage and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.