Three letters, three concepts, three works that question and complement each other, that call and respond. Three different stage proposals and points of view. Three different artistic and sensory interpretations of the body, the codes being A-Action, B-Blessures (Injuries) and M-Muscles.
From action – the multiple motor driving the dance forward – to the inevitable injuries that reshape and modify the daily life of the dancer, and then on to the performer’s resilience and incredible, miraculous muscular work, Abécédaire invites the spectator to plunge into the intimate universe of the dancer.
Andrée Martin sheds light on the often dualistic cohabitation required of the dancer with the body. This open, multiform relationship is based on traditions and reactions to those traditions, as well as more or less controlled circulations and simultaneous movements.
(A)-Action (B)-Blessures (M)-Muscles
Original idea, concept and script Andrée Martin
Concept and script for B-Blessures : Manon Levac, Andrée Martin
Dancers Mathilde Addy-Laird (A), Karina Iraola (A), Audrée Juteau (M), Manon Levac (B), Andrée Martin (B), Marie Mougeolle (M), Amélie Rajotte (A), Helen Simard (A), Georges-Nicolas Tremblay (M), Antoine Turmine (M)
Research and interviews Marie Mougeolle (B)
Music Laurent Martin (B, M)
Creative collaborators Johanna Bienaise (M), Nicolas Filion (A, M), Judith Lessard-Bérubé (A, M) Manon Levac (B) Rehearsal director Emmanuelle Bourassa-Beaudouin, Ginelle Chagnon, Manon Levac (M) Set design Chantale Bouliane (B) Costumes Denis Lavoie (B) Lighting Lucie Bazzo Technical director Frédéricke Chartrand (A, B, M) Video Jérémy Busque (B) Coordination of event Josiane Fortin Promo video Claudia Chan Tak (B) Photography Nans Bortuzzo (B) The letter B has been made possible thanks to the generous collaboration of Marc Boivin, Sophie Corriveau, Annik Hamel, Louise Lecavalier, Manon Levac, Catherine Lessard, Daniel Soulières, Andrew Turner, Vincent Warren, Nate Yaffe Rehearsal director Sophie Michaud (A) Christine Charles (B)