Flesh and sound: installation et spectacle

Available to tour for seasons: 2025-26, 2024-25, 2023-24

Photo credit

Performer(s) in the photo: Paco Ziel

Photographer: Crédit: Damian Siqueiros




60 min.

Number of interpreter(s)

2 interprètes I casting rotatif

Target audience(s)

Adult, Youth (13 years and over)


Artist said of diversity, Contemporary, Indoors, Installation, Mediation available, Performance, Official selection Parcours Danse 2023


Flesh & Sound is a gesture of courage, effort and complicity. Stemming from the fundamental question: how do we listen?, this duet showcases a collection of handmade ancestral instruments from Mexico which are digitally amplified by an enveloping sound design and paired with contemporary instruments. Deeply connected, the two performers produce a simultaneous, live musical and choreographic score. Physical and sonic vibrations build a bridge across time, evoking imagery from pre-Hispanic cosmology and awakening an awareness that pulsates in the present moment.

This dance performance/concert hybrid is preceded by an interactive installation that fosters a sense of attentiveness and contemplation in the viewer. Light reflections, textures and sonic landscapes create a calming, yet stimulating space, somewhere between a dark cave and an infinite galaxy.

*It is possible to present the performance with or without the installation. A partial version of the installation is also an option depending on the venue.


Paco Ziel


Co-creators: Siam Obregón, Bernardo Alvarado Rojas, Paco Ziel.
Performers: Rachelle Bourget, Isabel Cruz , Bernardo Alvarado Rojas, Paco Ziel.
Artistic advisor: Ami Shulman
External eye: Diana León
Visual direction, art installation design and set design: Siam Obregón
Sound Design: Eric Saucke-Lacelle
Technical Director: Benoit Lariviere
Lighting Designer: Benoit Larivière
Costume Design: Camille Thibault-Bédard

Partners: Danse à la Carte, Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Les Grands Ballets, Agora de la danse, Consulate of Mexico in Montreal, Montréal Arts Interculturels, Canada Council for the Arts, Council for Arts and Letters from Quebec, Montreal Arts Council.


Paco Ziel
(514) 778-1491
Diana León
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