• Riley Sims, Brianna Lombardo

    Photo: Mathieu Doyon
  • Mélanie Demers

    Photo: Sabrina Reeves


  • Total duration: 60 min
  • Humans like to believe they are at the center of the world. Yet they know dinosaurs, fallen empires and glaciations. They know their fate but believe in eternity. On a clear day, they may see themselves poor and perishable. The next day, free, glorious and triumphant.

    In the great march of the world, humans are nothing more than sad little animals. But animals that console themselves in beauty and in desire for immortality. For this, men will invent religions, philosophies and civilizations. They will conquer, dominate, oppress. And procreate. They will make up stories and write History. But very rarely will they understand where they stand and never really escape their condition. And deep down, men are those animals of no significance who only aspire to more and better.

    Animal Triste might be a freeze frame to try to understand the nature and posture of Man in all his humanity.

    • Year of premiere: 2016
    • Choreographer(s): Mélanie Demers
    • Performer(s): Marc Boivin, Riley Sims, James Gnam/Francis Ducharme, Brianna Lombardo/Chi Long; Interprètes à la création : Marc Boivin, James Gnam, Brianna Lombardo, Riley Sims
    • Collaborator(s): Costumes : Mélanie Demers, en collaboration avec les interprètes; Mise en scène chorégraphie : Mélanie Demers, avec la collaboration des interprètes; Éclairage : Alexandre Pilon-Guay; Direction des répétitions : Anne-Marie Jourdenais; Musique : Jacques Poulin-Denis et Antoine Berthiaume; Dramaturgie: Angélique Willkie; Animal Triste est une coproduction du Festival Danse Canada
    Last update: 25 janvier 2018