• Sandrine Lafond, Carla Maruca

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Julio Cesar Hong, Elijah Brown

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Elijah Brown, Julio Cesar Hong

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Kirsten Andersen, Isabelle Poirier, Carla Maruca, Sandrine Lafond

    Photo: Marie Chouinard
  • Sandrine Lafond, Carla Maruca, Isabelle Poirier

    Photo: Marie Chouinard


  • Total duration: 45 min
  • Using the 24 Preludes in Frédéric Chopin's opus 28 as her source of inspiration, Marie Chouinard has choreographed this piece with a spirit that reflects her great facility in dealing with the demands of a classical form, musical in this instance. In this jubilant yet solemn work, the dance melds with the music for an energetic, stirring and resolutely contemporary whole.

    Playing with the very structure of these preludes written for the piano, Marie Chouinard has created a pure, lavish piece. Guided by intuition and the melodic force of these free form musical pieces, she has fashioned a composite dance consisting of solos, duos, trios and group movements that marry gentleness with strength, and subtlety with rawness. 24 Preludes by Chopin is a choreographic work constructed of dynamic alternations that are constantly in touch with the music and the feelings it evokes, such as chastity, passion, introspection, ardour or rebellion. They are transposed by Marie Chouinard into states of agitation and practiced movement, a vast terrain of forbidden games sculpted by light.

    • Year of premiere: 1999
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): Marie Chouinard
    • Performer(s): Interprètes lors de la première mondiale | Elijah Brown, Carla Maruca, Lucie Mongrain, Luciane Pinto, Isabelle Poirier, Carol Prieur, Peter Trosztmer, Élise Vanderborght
    • Collaborator(s): Chorégraphie et direction artistique : Marie Chouinard; Musique : Frédéric Chopin, 24 Préludes de l’opus 28; Lumières : Axel Morgenthaler; Costumes : L Vandal; Maquillages : Jacques-Lee Pelletier
    Last update: 28 octobre 2019