Each year, Danse Danse supports artists by making rehearsal spaces available, thereby allowing them to deepen several aspects of their creative work. Choreographer Andrea Peña and her company, will be in residence at the Beverley Webster Rolph Hall of The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC).
We find ourselves in a temporality of questioning the past towards embracing and re-imagining the future. The work the artists will be exploring during this residency is a return to creation and research fueled by a deep reflection of our current human condition. The choreographer will dive into the body as a force - a physical, emotice sensitive and cognitive force. The artists will place these forces in dialogue with choreographic systems as situations that will allow the performer to engage in a real-time negotiation with space, time, themselves and each other. In this work, inspired by her personal practice as an industrial designer, Andrea Peña will introduce the forces of materiality as a physical agent of experience, a challenge to the forces and potentials of the human body and spirit.
A Danse Danse initiative in collaboration with the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
185, Sainte-Catherine St. West, Montreal
Sept. 23 - 1 to 3 + 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Sept. 24 - 3 to 6 p.m.
Sept. 25 - 1 to 3 + 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Sept. 26 - 1 to 5 p.m.
Sept. 27 - 1 to 5 p.m.
Sept. 30 - 12:30 to 3:30 + 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Accessible during museum visit
Photo © Bobby Leon
Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Andrea Peña is a multidisciplinary artist whose creative practice combines elements of installation, choreography and design. Her work focuses on the creation of critical, alternative, performative and spatial environments that examine the place of the individual in society.
She is acclaimed for choreographic works that are rich in vulnerability, complexity and somatic physicality, extendi...Read more about Andrea Peña
Engaging in deep encounters between the physical body and the conscious individual self Andrea Peña & Artists (AP&A) is recognized for its alternative multi-disciplinary universes that rupture our notions of a sensible humanity. Political yet abstract creations which transform conceptual research into theatrical larger ensemble installations, to be understood as visceral experiences for the spectator.Read more about Andrea Peña & Artists
Choreographer + Artictic Director Andrea Peña.
Dancers Laura Toma, Erin O’Loughlin, Francois Richard, Benjamin Landsberg, Jean-Benoit Labreque.
Visual Dramaturge/ Light Designer Hugo Dalphond.