To a valiant heart, nothing is impossible! For Rhodnie Désir, human connection and oral tradition are fundamental to any project. After the extraordinary trajectory of BOW’T TRAIL, which took her to seven different regions in the Americas, she tackles another major challenge, the result of a large-scale collaboration with composer Jorane; sound designer Engone Endong; RD Créations’ “house band,” the Orchestre Métropolitain; and the National Film Board, for immersive projections. The heart, with all its imbalances and upheavals, fascinates this “keeper of memories.” Drawing on testimonials by specialists from the Montreal Heart Institute, she will translate the heart’s pulsations, along with its turmoil and weaknesses, into movement, echoing the defects in our society. A symphony of dance between the heart, the body, physical objects, video, light, music, and Afro-contemporary rhythms.
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Rhodnie Désir has created about fifteen choreographic works. Her flagship piece BOW'T TRAIL Rétrospek and her pioneering memoir journey BOW'T TRAIL have earned her two awards from the Prix de la danse de Montréal (2020): The Prix Envol and the highly coveted Grand Prix de la danse.
Rhodnie Désir's signature documentary and Afro-contemporary choreography is rooted in African and Afro-descendant rhythmic languages from pl...Read more about Rhodnie Désir
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Already the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2000 and Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2012, Yannick Nézet-Séguin also became, in 2018, the third Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York, and in 2016 he was named an Honorary Life Member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He also remains conductor emeritus of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orch...Read more about Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Since 2017, RD CREATIONS produces and presents creative projects conceived by artistic director and choreographer Rhodnie Désir. Simultaneously authentic and contemporary, the Montreal-based organization operates internationally using an innovative artistic approach that questions socio-political trends, explores movement, defies the imagination, engages audiences, and transmits people’s knowledge and creating an archive...Read more about RD Créations
Creative Director, Choreographer, and Vocal Composer Rhodnie Désir.
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Musical and Vocal Composer Jorane.
Orchestrator François Vallières.
Beatmaker and Sound Deisgner Engone Endong.
Video/Digital Designer Manuel Chantre.
Costume Designer Mélanie Ferrero.
Set and Lighting Designer Chantal Labonté.
Musicians Orchestre Métropolitain (OM).
Dancers RD Créations.
Co-production Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, LAC – Lugano arte e cultura.
Main Partners The National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund, National Film Board.
Creation Partners Montreal Heart Institute, Place des Arts.