With Prismes, the amazing choreographer Benoît Lachambre plunges the six Montréal Danse performers and the audience into a questioning of perception, scrutinizing the body and the radiance of light, exploring how bodies surreptitiously interact with each other. How does a presence reveal itself? How does a body shine forth? With the complicity of lighting designer Lucie Bazzo and composer Laurent Maslé, Benoît Lachambre unveils these different aspects of presence by playing with vivid, fluctuating and at times outrageously opposed colours, by creating imbalance, time lags and distorted symmetries, by intensifying illusions. The incongruous and the unusual can be interpreted on many different levels, revealing the multiple and perpetual fictions that reality creates. Prismes is an experience that is neither scientific nor psychedelic. Intense, unsettling and jubilant, it stimulates and mystifies the senses.
Montréal Danse is one of the companies in residence at Agora de la danse.