Le Carré des Lombes - Anatomie d'un souffle (Danièle Desnoyers)

  • Quebec
  • Le Carré des Lombes

    Anatomie d'un souffle

    Danièle Desnoyers
8 pm Length – 1 H 10 Venue – Maison symphonique, Place des Arts
6 May 2016 - 8:00 PM
7 May 2016 - 8:00 PM

Tickets start at $35.00


Danse Danse and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal present a unique evening of dance and music. Bodies sway and pulsate to the vibrations of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique. Major organ works from the repertoire, the human form and sound connected in a blazing encounter.

Anatomie d’un souffle

Fusion of Body and Sound

A grand première! Danse Danse and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal are joining forces to present a unique event, a celebration of a dynamic encounter between contemporary dance and a magnificent pipe organ. In addition to discovering an original composition by Canadian composer John Rea, commissioned as part of the Hommage Series, spectators will also hear outstanding works by Frescobaldi, de Messiaen and other composers. 

The evocative power of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique and of the music selected have inspired several short dance pieces created by Danièle Desnoyers, including the danced score of the new sextet by John Rea, specifically created for the occasion. The sounds and vibrations of the majestic instrument will penetrate into the bodies of the six dancers (recently seen in Paradoxe Mélodie, 2014-2015) renowned for their fiery spirit and their virtuosity, as they sway and pulsate with movement that echoes the nimble, vigorous playing of Jean-Willy Kunz, organist in residence with the OSM. 

The Montreal choreographer will also enliven this concert with duos from her repertoire that have been adapted to the context. They will be performed in various spaces in the magnificent wood-lined Maison symphonique concert hall. An ardent convergence where the human body encounters sound. A major event. 

Danièle Desnoyers, Long in love with Music

Danièle Desnoyers began her career in 1986 by exploring the expressiveness of the body in Des héros désaffectés. She founded Le Carré des Lombes in 1989 and gained renown for an approach that led to the emergence of new perspectives in dance in Quebec, with works whose staging and sound environments have a strong impact on the language of the body. Effusive, generous and often tinged with humour and sensuality, her choreography is characterized by a constant fluctuation between rigour and wild frenzy. 

After many years of interdisciplinary work with contemporary composers, in 2010 she decided to redeploy movement and place it at the very heart of her dance in Dévorer le ciel. She soon returned, however, to a dialogue between dance and music, blending the harp and electro-acoustic music in Paradoxe Mélodie. Anatomie d’un souffle will be her fifth Danse Danse presentation.



Choreography Danièle Desnoyers. With the collaboration of the dancers (distribution to be completed) Karina Champoux, Pierre-Marc Ouellette, Nicolas Patry, Clémentine Schindler, Anne Thériault.


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