Based on music composed by Ana Sokolović, this new work features the choreographer and dancer Marc Boivin and the Quatuor Bozzini. The musical score in seven movements is a reflection of seven symbolic characters in a commedia dell’arte world. In a single body, Marc Boivin expresses a parallel narrative of these diverse personalities. Like a Russian stacking doll, he goes through them one after another to reach the essence of their sensitivity and their universal dimension in a family portrait that is surprising, to say the least. The audience is plunged into a cascade of sensations that gives rise to vertigo, an irrevocable attraction for the mysteries of the individual and a questioning of our freedom to be. With great attention to detail, Marc Boivin’s unsettling performance, supported by the four musicians onstage, delivers an accomplished exercise in style. Far from conventional codes of theatre, the piece confronts the idea (that if not true is at least plausible) of what we are, of our vulnerable, changing perception of reality. A demanding solo on the perishable truths we depend on, and our multiple personalities and their contradictions
PERFORMANCE FEATURED IN ÉVÉNEMENT SOLOS[S]
Concept and composition
Choreographer and dancer
Commedia dell’arte I et II, Ana Sokolović
Music performed by Quatuor Bozzini
(Mira Benjamin, Isabelle Bozzini, Stéphanie Bozzini, Clemens Merkel)
Consultant, Rehearsal Director
Marc Boivin in collaboration with Lucie Bazzo, Saturnin Goyer and Josiane Saucier
Saturnin Goyer and Josiane Saucier
Aude Watier, Isabelle Bozzini and Nicolas Godmaire
October 24-25-26 at 8 p.m.
Produced by Marc Boivin and the Quatuor Bozzini. Co-produced by the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec. This project benefited of creation and production residencies at Agora de la danse, Banff Centre (Performing Arts Residencies Program), Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.