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Agence Mickaël Spinnhirny + La Résistance

Minuit quelque part

Lydia Bouchard + Merryn Kritzinger, Virginie Brunelle, Kristen Céré, Marie Chouinard, Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Ismaël Mouaraki, Anne Plamondon
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Montreal

One evening - eight choreographers

Mesmerizing yet deep, Minuit quelque part brings together ten outstanding dancers and eight exceptional choreographers around the mysterious need to move when the night envelops us to the core. A skillful balance between contemporary dance and pop culture!

Choreographers

Lydia Bouchard and Merryn Kritzinger
Virginie Brunelle
Kristen Céré
Marie Chouinard
Charles-Alexis Desgagnés
Ismaël Mouaraki
Anne Plamondon

Distilling the unifying power of dance, Minuit quelque part is a journey through movement, featuring ten performers guiding us through eight tableaux imagined by renowned Quebec choreographers, who match each other in virtuosity to get the pleasure of movement to become contagious: Marie Chouinard’s inimitable style unites with Anne Plamondon’s intimate subversiveness, Kristen Céré’s poignant athleticism, Ismaël Mouaraki’s intoxicating physicality, Virginie Brunelle’s raw sensuality, Lydia Bouchard and Merryn Kritzinger’s poetry and Charles-Alexis Desgagnés’s explosive dazzle. Living to the rhythm of an electrifying music score, the show gives a glimpse of the many different ways of experiencing the night, where art, finesse and amazement meet. It reminds us that it's always time to dance and dream, because it's always Midnight somewhere.

Invitation

You are invited to a unique event with Lydia Bouchard, on the sidelines of rehearsals for Minuit quelque part.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2024
5:30 pm to 6:30 p.m.

Studio-Théâtre, Wilder Building, 1435 Rue de Bleury, Montreal

Free admission

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Artists

Choreographer
Lydia Bouchard and Merryn Kritzinger

Combining Lydia Bouchard and Merryn Kritzinger's 20 years' experience in dance, their company La Résistance was born out of a desire to create a creative vehicle for a multitude of multi-disciplinary artistic forms, without barriers or norms.

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Choreographer
Virginie Brunelle

It is first through the spectrum of music that Virginie Brunelle discovered her artistic fiber. After dedicating her childhood to the violin, she transfers this musical knowledge and her mastery of rhythm to a dance training.

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Choreographer
Kristen Céré

The Canadian artist Kristen Céré has close to 20 years of experience as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher in Europe and North America. Over the years, she has created pieces for companies and festivals such as Dresden SemperOper Ballet, Korzo Theater, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, NW Dance Project, Festival des Arts de Saint Sauveur, Festival Quartiers Danses and more.

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Choreographer
Marie Chouinard

A world-renowned choreographer, Marie Chouinard traveled all over the world as a soloist for 12 years before founding the COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD in 1990. Her works with their avant-garde signature are nonetheless enduring and appear in the repertoires of major international ballet companies.

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Choreographer
Charles-Alexis Desgagnés

Charles-Alexis Desgagnés is a choreographer, creator, dancer, and multidisciplinary performer based in Montreal. Self-taught and fueled by his curiosity, he works in the fields of dance, improvisation, film, and teaching.

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Choreographer
Ismaël Mouaraki

Of French and Moroccan origins, Ismaël Mouaraki discovered his choreographic language while working with choreographer Xavier Lot during his residence at the André Malraux Cultural Center. In 2003, he founded the company Destins Croisés, with which he developed a body of choreographic works that reflect his desire to bring to life the infinite facets of humanity through dance.

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Choreographer
Anne Plamondon

Anne Plamondon is a choreographer, performer, teacher and curator. After more than 20 years of performing on international stages, she made her debut as a choreographer with her first solo Les mêmes yeux que toi (2012).

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Company

CAPAS • Label de danse
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Credits

Producer Agence Mickaël Spinnhirny.

Stage Management and Dramaturgy La Résistance - Lydia Bouchard and Merryn Kritzinger.

Choreographies Lydia Bouchard, Virginie Brunelle, Kristen Céré, Marie Chouinard, Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Merryn Kritzinger, Ismaël Mouaraki and Anne Plamondon.

Music Alex McMahon.

Costumes Sébastien Dionne.

Lighting Julie Basse.

Technical Direction Samuel Thériault.

Set Design Consultation Stéphane Roy.

Rehearsal Management Daphnée Laurendeau.

Performers Sophie Breton, Alexandre Carlos, Véronique Giasson, Cai Glover, Kyra Jean Green, Zachary Bastille, Katerine Leblanc, Danny Morissette, Lila-Mae Talbot, Yoherlandy Tejeiro Garcia.

Executive Producers Lydie Revez and Mickaël Spinnhirny.

Project Manager Éric LeBlanc.

Production Manager Matéo Chauchat.

Touring Manager Daphnée Laurendeau.

Graphic Designer Thomas Roy Bourdages.

Photographer Sylvie-Ann Paré.

Special thanks to Pierre Des Marais.

Creation Residencies Théâtre Gilles Vigneault de Saint-Jérôme, Théâtre des Deux Rives de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Visual Identity and Teaser Agence Kabane.

Coproduction ESPACE 110 - Centre Culturel d’Illzach (France)

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