Over the last decade, Virginie Brunelle has made a name for herself with a rigorous, intensely physical, uncompromising movement vocabulary. The starting point of Fables, presented in world premiere at the 2022 Lugano Dance Project (Switzerland), was the theme of that festival, centring on Monte Verità, the famous hill that was the cradle of an idealistic microsociety in the early 1900s. This liberated community, precursor of the hippie counterculture of the 1960s, sparked the choreographer’s desire to examine feminism. Against the backdrop of the chaos of an era turned upside down, Fables projects us into fantastical spaces from which larger-than-life characters emerge—contemporary female archetypes who paved the way to freedom from invisible yet real barriers. A universe of great evocative power, close to dance theatre, echoing a crying need for utopia, hope and humanity.
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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 (UQAM, 2007) creation profile. After graduating, Virginie Brunelle created Les cuisses à l’écart du cœur, a choreography for seven dancers that earned the 2009 Bourse RIDEAU at the Vue sur la Relèv...Read more about Virginie Brunelle
Choreography Virginie Brunelle.
Performers Isabelle Arcand, Nicholas Bellefleur, Sophie Breton, Alexandre Carlos, Julien Derradj, Chi Long, Milan Panet-Gigon, Ernesto Quesada Perez, Marine Rixhon, Peter Trosztmer, Lucie Vigneault, Evelynn Yan.
Pianist Laurier Rajotte.
Dramaturgy Nicolas Berzi.
Rehearsal director Claudine Hébert.
Piano composition and soundtrack Laurier Rajotte.
Soundtrack composition and sound environment Philippe Brault.
Sonorisation Joël Lavoie.
Costumes Elen Ewing.
Set design Marilène Bastien.
Lighting design Martin Labrecque.
Production director Charlotte Ménard.
Technical director François Marceau.
Administrative director Sylvie Lavoie.
Coproduction Lugano Arte e Cultura, Danse Danse, Centre national des Arts, Harbourfront Centre.
Developed with the support of the National Arts Centre's National Creation Fund.