Combining their different talents and imaginative approaches in order to create a new grammar of dance, 6,3 Évanouissements presents six steadfast accomplices with extraordinary carte blanche. Each one of them acts as both dancer and choreographer, and together onstage, whether in leading or supporting roles, each performs as needed in a variable geometry piece. In its evanescent lightness like that of the collapsing body, swooning and fainting comprise the driving imperative of a dance marked by finesse and intelligence, where sprawling states of grace blend together, merging and rebounding and colliding far from any vague virtuous impulse. Under the supervision of Catherine Tardif and Michel F Côté, a rough and ready approach coexists alongside extreme delicacy. Between individual and collective thoughts an exquisite chimerical cadaver takes shape, generated by the conjoined fantasies of the six veteran artists.
Choreographers and dancers: Fortner Anderson, Marc Boivin, Michel F Côté, Sophie Corriveau, Benoît Lachambre, Catherine Tardif
Artistic directors: Catherine Tardif, Michel F Côté
Musical director: Michel F Côté
Lighting: Marc Parent
Danse-Cité / Et Marianne et Simon
November 12, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. + November 15 at 4 p.m.
Co-presented by Agora de la danse and Danse-Cité. This performance was made possible thanks to financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Danse-Cité. This project benefited from a creative residency at Agora de la danse.
Produced by Danse-Cité in association with Et Marianne et Simon.