Symphonie 5.1


Symphonie 5.1

In an era of constantly evolving virtualization, Isabelle Van Grimde plunges her dancers into an interactive visual environment driven by a musical score performed live onstage.

This intriguing universe, where reality and fiction merge together, gives rise to astonishing visions – a silhouette splits in two, a face becomes older or younger, a body blurs, pixelated until it dissolves completely. And who are the children sharing the stage with  the adults? Are they alive, or sprits emanating from another era?

Isabelle Van Grimde questions fluctuating states of identity, the perception of the body and its evolution. A thousand and one stories blend together in an overlapping of epochs, weaving the fabric of this eerily poetic dreamlike work.

Interactive exhibit The Body in Question(s) on display in the Laboratoire de l’Agora de la danse.

Artistic Direction & Choreography Isabelle Van Grimde

In collaboration with the performers Marie-Eve Lafontaine, Samaël Maurice, Maya Robitaille, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay

Music composed and performed by Tim Brady, Thom Gossage

Visual design and image processing Jérôme Delapierre


Van Grimde Corps Secrets

January 27, 28, 29 - 8 p.m. + January 30 - 4 p.m



Production Van Grimde Corps Secrets

Coproduction Agora de la danse, Bradyworks, Brian Webb Dance Company, École supérieure de ballet du Québec​

Creative residencies Agora de la danse, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique

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