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Skeels Danse

Past Rooms
Andrew Skeels
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Montréal
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Andrew Skeels has firmly established himself as a choreographer to watch. In this return engagement with Danse Danse, he delivers a sumptuous creation for seven dancers, a deeply moving, dreamlike reflection on absence.

A rising star on the dance scene, awarded the Grand Prix de la critique in Paris in 2018, Skeels created his first piece for Nederlands Dans Theater in 2022–23 and has worked with Les Grands Ballets and Cirque du Soleil. This dancer with an atypical background, a Montrealer by adoption, is now developing a subtle and sophisticated choreographic language, driven by his insatiable curiosity and his love of all things dance. With Past Rooms, set to a score by composer Julien Tarride, he ventures into dance-theatre. A woman suffering from insomnia is plagued by strange nocturnal visions… A tender and striking meditation on the burden of grief and sorrow.

If Skeels is a sensation today, it's as much thanks to his virtuosity as to his all-round career.
Le Monde, Paris

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Choreographer
Andrew Skeels

Montreal-based American choreographer Andrew Skeels’ practice intermingles elements of contemporary, classical and street dance. Andrew Skeels danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, where he encountered the styles of Kylián, Ek, Celis and Veldman.

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Skeels Danse
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Credits

Past Rooms

Choreography Andrew Skeels
Dancers Jean-Sébastien Couture, Marilyne Cyr, Jose Flores, Danny Morissette, Silvia Sanchez, Anna Sanchez.
Stage direction Andrew Skeels, David DiGiovanni, Joe De Paul.
Dramaturgy David DiGiovanni, Robert Vezina.
Music Hildur Guðnadóttir.
Original Music Julien Tarride.
Set and costume design Damián Siqueiros.
Lighting designer Rasmus Sylvest.
Floral design Reuben Stewart.
Costume construction Jill Meuris.
Puppet design Flavia Hevia.
Photos Damián Siqueiros.
Promotional video Max Machado.
Video editor Fred Baune.

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