Pluton is the fruit of intertwining relations, where stories of disparate bodies gave rise to a series of portraits. Between confrontations, interference and legacies passed on, generations engage in a dialogue, one that leads to flourishing collaborations. Renowned for dance that confounds and calls into question the codes of representation and the performers’ relationship to the spectator and to the space, La 2e Porte à Gauche features seasoned dancers launched into the orbit of visionary young artists. With Linda Rabin, Jean-Sébastien Lourdais has chosen the path of sensuality, while Catherine Gaudet and Louise Bédard portray a troubling ambiguity. With Virginie Brunelle, Daniel Soulières and Ginette Laurin, the effect is visceral. What separates them is sidereal, what unites them is dizzying. Together they generate a chain reaction, a rendezvous with the memory of things to come.
In Part 1, (re)discover Cheese by Nicolas Cantin, a solo created for Michèle Febvre, a leading performer of new dance in Quebec in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This performance is one of the themes of Pluton.
Concept: La 2e Porte à Gauche
Initiator and director: Katya Montaignac
Choreography: Virginie Brunelle, Nicolas Cantin, Catherine Gaudet, Jean-Sébastien Lourdais
Dancers: Louise Bédard, Michèle Febvre, Ginette Laurin, Linda Rabin, Daniel Soulières
Original music: Tomas Furey
Lighting: Frédérick Gravel, Caroline Nadeau
Technical director: Caroline Nadeau
Production manager: Vanessa Bousquet
Imagery, video and archives: Claudia Chan Tak