Each year, Danse Danse supports artists by making rehearsal spaces available, thereby allowing them to deepen several aspects of their creative work. Choreographer and dancer Andrew Skeels is in residence at Place des Arts—in the Studio and in Théâtre Maisonneuve—from January 11 to 24 to create an exclusive work for Danse Danse's (online) benefit event that will take place on March 17. For the choreographer, this opportunity was a moment of light in the current circumstances, which are rather difficult for artists.
The work (d)eux is a duet composed of Andrew Skeels and dancer Charles Brécard, and explores the themes of isolation, connection and the desire to find oneself.
Living under the same roof, the two artists have had the chance to work in close proximity during the months of confinement. Danse Danse's residency and benefit event allows them to carry out this choreographic project and to finally address the public again. Their work will be captured and edited by director Frédéric Baune.
Photo © Julien Benhamou.
Andrew Skeels is from Boston, Massachusetts. He received his dance training at the Boston Ballet School and was a dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Since 2015 he has directed his own Montreal-based company, Skeels Danse. He has created work for the Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Cirque du Soleil, TanzTheater International Festival Hannover, Théâtre...Read more about Andrew Skeels
Andrew Skeels is the artistic director of Skeels Danse Montréal. His work has been presented at the Paris Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, TanzTheater International Festival Hannover, Palais des Festivals Cannes, Théâtre de Suresnes Jean-Villar, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Kansas City Ballet, Festival Quartiers Danses Montréal, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, WestWave Dance Festival San Francisco, Colorado Ball...Read more about Skeels Danse
Dancers Andrew Skeels, Charles Brécard.
Director, Producer Frédéric Baune.