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À bout de bras

Emily Gualtieri+David Albert-Toth

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À bout de bras

In this dramatic and powerful solo, David Albert-Toth explores our innermost paradoxes. Our thirst for solitude flirts with our fear of being alone, and our infinite desires remain eternally unfulfilled.

Choreographed in close collaboration with his accomplice and partner of Parts+Labour_Danse, Emily Gualtieri, David is in turn a dancer, an actor, a magician, with a virtuoso physicality. He who can tiptoe like a mouse and stand like a giant taking on Herculean tasks, puts himself to the test. The choreographic duo summons the myth of Tantalus and revisits it with the complicity of playwright Étienne Lepage. On stage, David speaks to us with irreverent humour about the absurdity of our primal desires, and of the unspeakable things we are ready to do to satisfy them. Inspired by the ambiguous expressions “à bout de bras” and “at arm’s length”, the piece invokes a global experience of vulnerability, scrutinizing the modern-day individual and, by extension, each one of us.

Emily Gualtieri+David Albert-Toth

Parts+Labour_Danse

November 2, 3 and 4, 2022 — 7 p.m.

November 5, 2022 — 4 p.m.

Espace bleu

60 minutes

29$ | 35$

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The show includes sections in French and English.

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