Parts+Labour_Danse

À bout de bras

Available to tour for seasons: 2024-25, 2023-24, 2022-23

Photo credit

Performer(s) in the photo: David Albert-Toth

Photographer: Robin Pineda Gould

Creation

2022

Length

60 min.

Number of interpreter(s)

1

Target audience(s)

Adult, All Audiences

Keyworks

Contemporary, Dance theater, Indoors, Mediation available, Official selection Parcours Danse 2023

Description

A MODERN-DAY TANTALUS

In this powerful and theatrical solo, David Albert-Toth explores our innermost paradoxes. Our thirst for solitude flirts with our fear of being alone, and our infinite desires remain eternally unfulfilled.

Co-choreographed with, and directed by Emily Gualtieri, David is in turn dancer, actor, and magician: a self- undermining virtuoso. The choreographic duo summons the myth of Tantalus and revisits it with the complicity of playwright Étienne Lepage. On stage, David speaks to us with irreverent humour about the absurdity of our primal desires, and of the unspeakable things we are ready to do to satisfy them. He taps deeply into his uncommon, writhing physicality, through trial and error, crystallizing into form and force in fleeting moments. The work is unpredictable, imbued with ambivalent and conflicting desires. As the body shifts through states playing against the duo’s intricate choreographic writing, the piece invokes a global experience of vulnerability, scrutinizing the modern-day individual and, by extension, each one of us.

“When dance and theater are combined well, we are treated to a true moment of grace. À bout de bras delights with its level of virtuosity.
A jewel of the performing arts.”
Théâtralités.com

Choreographer(s)

David Albert-Toth, Emily Gualtieri

Credits

Concept & Creation: David Albert-Toth, Emily Gualtieri
Director: Emily Gualtieri
Performer: David Albert-Toth
Texts : Étienne Lepage, David Albert-Toth
Composer: Antoine Berthiaume
Illusion Designer: Marc-Alexandre Brulé
Lighting and Set Designer: Paul Chambers
Costume Consultant: Nalo Soyini Bruce
Rehearsal director : Jamie Wright
Stage Manager: Jamie Wright
Outside eyes: Helen Simard, Mélanie Demers
Inside eye: François Richard
Vocal coaches Hannah Dorozio, Alix Dufresne
Technical Director: Mateo Barrera

Agent : Sarah Rogers

Production: Parts+Labour_Danse
Coproduction & premiere: Agora de la danse
Pre-premiere : Atlantic Dance Festival de danse atlantique (ADFDA)
Support: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal
Creation residencies: Agora de la danse, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Centro per la scena contemporanea de Bassano, Danse à la carte, Studio Flak, La Rotonde, Centre culturel Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Contact

Sarah Rogers
604-683-6552
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Date and time

Company

Distributor

Ticketing

Résultats

8 July 2023,

19h00

Firehall Arts Centre & Dancing on the Edge festival

Vancouver

9 July 2023,

21h00

Firehall Arts Centre & Dancing on the Edge festival

Vancouver

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