• Skeels Danse

    Past Rooms

    Andrew Skeels
    16. 17. 18. 19. 20 Mar 2021
  • Skeels Danse

    Past Rooms

    Andrew Skeels
    16. 17. 18. 19. 20 Mar 2021

Skeels Danse - Past Rooms

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  • Skeels Danse

    Past Rooms

    Andrew Skeels
Creators Series Partner
Hydro Québec
Length – 60 min. Venue – Cinquième Salle
16 March 2021 - 8 PM
17 March 2021 - 8 PM
18 March 2021 - 8 PM
19 March 2021 - 8 PM
20 March 2021 - 8 PM
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Andrew Skeels has irrepressibly established himself as a choreographer to watch. Enlisting the theme of parallel loves and the burden of convention, he delivers a work for seven dancers, imbued with an accentuated sensuality.   

A rising figure on the dance scene, winner of the 2018 Grand Prix de la Critique in Paris, Skeels returns to Danse Danse after Rose of Jericho, presented in 2017. This dancer with an unconventional career path, a Montrealer by adoption, is developing a subtle and sophisticated choreographic language, fuelled by an insatiable curiosity and a passionate love of dance, notably krump, contemporary dance and contact improvisation. This time he ventures into the realm of dance–theatre with Past Rooms, the result of a collaboration with Toronto playwright David di Giovanni, set to the music of Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir (who composed the score for Chernobyl and Joker). On the eve of his wife’s burial, a man plagued by his inner demons looks back on his life, haunted by the remnants of a hidden past. Dense and troubling. 

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    Wednesday March 17, 2021
    Friday March 19, 2021

  • Andrew Skeels

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    Andrew Skeels

    Andrew Skeels is a former dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and has performed works by Jiri Kyliàn, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, Didy Veldman, Marco Goecke, Stephan Thoss, Christopher Wheeldon, George Balanchine, and numerous other choreographers.His choreographic language reflects his ever-expanding curiosity and love for the art of dance. He draws influence from his training as a film editor and applies a...

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  • Skeels Danse

    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 Ballet, and Festival...

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Past Rooms

Choreography Andrew Skeels.
Text David di Giovanni.
Music Hildur Guðnadóttir.

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