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  • Carol Prieur

    Photo: Sylvie-Ann Paré
  • Lucy M. May

    Photo: Sylvie-Ann Paré
  • Gérard Reyes, Mariusz Ostrowski, James Viveiros, Lucy M. May, Lucie Mongrain, Leon Kupferschmid, Carol Prieur

    Photo: Sylvie-Ann Paré
  • Lucy M. May

    Photo: Sylvie-Ann Paré
  • Carol Prieur

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Carol Prieur

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Lucy M. May

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Dominique Porte

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Mathilde Monnard et Dominique Porte

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Marie Chouinard

    Photo: Benny Chou
  • Carol Prieur, James Viveiros

    Photo: Nicolas Ruel
  • Lucie Mongrain

    Photo: Nicolas Ruel
  • Lucy M. May, Mariusz Ostrowski

    Photo: Image tirée du film Le Sacre du printemps (2013)

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  • Ville d'Alma Spectacles
    • March 22, 2019, 8:00 pm
  • Total duration: 70 min
  • Henri Michaux : Mouvements

    In 1980, Marie Chouinard discovered the book Mouvements by Henri Michaux (1899-1984). In 64 pages of India-ink drawings, a 15-page poem and an afterword, Mouvements presents multiform figures that Marie Chouinard took pleasure in reading literally, left to right and page by page, as a choreographic score. She then proceeded to decrypt the great artist’s drawings and set dance to these "movements of multiple inkjets, a celebration of blots, arms moving up and down the scales.”

    The book’s transition to dance has been done “word for word”, for even the poem in the middle of the book, as well as its afterword, are included in the choreography.

    The drawings are projected in the background, allowing spectators to do a simultaneous personal reading of the Michaux score. Echoing the visual presentation of a white page with black drawings, performers dressed in black dance on a white floor.

    • Year of premiere: 2011
    • Duration: 35 min
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): Marie Chouinard
    • Performer(s): Interprètes lors de la première mondiale : Kimberley De Jong, Leon Kupferschmid, Lucy M. May, Lucie Mongrain, Mariusz Ostrowski, Carol Prieur, Gérard Reyes, Dorotea Saykaly, James Viveiros, Megan Walbaum
    • Collaborator(s): Direction artistique et chorégraphie : Marie Chouinard; Musique : Louis Dufort; Texte et dessins projetés : Henri Michaux, tiré de l'ouvrage «Mouvements» (1951), avec la permission des ayants droit d'Henri Michaux et des Éditions Gallimard; Éclairage et scénographie : Marie Chouinard; Environnement sonore : Edward Freedman; Costumes : Marie Chouinard; Coiffure : Marie Chouinard; Voix : Marcel Sabourin
    Last update: 28 octobre 2019
  • Le Sacre du printemps

    In Marie Chouinard's work, The Rite of Spring occupies a special position. In choosing to reexamine this powerful hymn to life, she has created her first choreography based on a musical score. Igor Stravinsky's. The Rite of Spring explores a New World and marks the entry of dance into modernity. In this avant-garde work, Marie Chuinard again finds an original pulsation that is essential to her movement. Far from contradicting the rhythm of her dance, the cadence and force of the music inspire, accompany and energize her, forming both the echo and the musical counterpoint of an organic, vigourous and vivid choreography.

    For Marie Chouinard, all forms are the movement through space of a specific vital energy. Unlike previous choreographers working with Stravinsky's piece, she constructed her Rite around solos, seeking to awaken in strong, clear movements the intimate mystery of each dancer.

    " There is no story in my Rite", she explains, "no development, no cause and effect. Only synchronicity. It is as if I were dealing with the very moment after the instant life first appeared. The performance is the unfolding of that moment. I have the feeling that before that moment there was an extraordinary burst of light, a flash of lightning."

    • Year of premiere: 1993
    • Duration: 35 min
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): Marie Chouinard
    • Performer(s): Interprètes lors de la première mondiale : Marie-Josée Paradis, Mathilde Monnard, Daniel Éthier, Dominique Porte, Pamela Newell, José Navas, Jeremy Weichsel
    • Collaborator(s): Conception, direction artistique et chorégraphie : Marie Chouinard; Musique : Signatures sonores : Rober Racine, 1992, Le Sacre du printemps : Igor Stravinsky, 1913; Lumières : Marie Chouinard; Costumes : L Vandal; Accessoires : Zaven Paré; Maquillages : Jacques-Lee Pelletier; Coiffures : Daniel Éthier

    1er mondiale au centre des Arts Ottawa, Canada (1993)

    Last update: 28 septembre 2018