Pierre-Marc Ouellette, Emmanuelle Bourassa-Beaudoin
Pierre-Marc Ouellette et Karina Champoux
A unique physical and emotional constellation.
It starts with an immense sky, like an invitation to expansion and freedom. Then comes the power of the sky over those it covers. Open to the caprices of the world, humans allow themselves to be permeated, transformed by it, under this vault that splinters then recombines. In this constant back and forth, this dialogue between interior and exterior, the quest for the absolute, for meaning and beauty, endlessly unfolds.
In this piece for 6 dancers, Danièle Desnoyers again meets dance head-on, creating a work that defies categorization. After a cycle of fruitful collaborations with artists from diverse disciplines, she now allows the choreographic framework to predominate, weaving a délicate pattern of diverse textures. The work’s score is boldly rhythmic, freewheeling, irrepressible. Desnoyers reveals her urge to “devour” the space and to communicate her deep feelings of humanity.
“The variable climate, with skies of heavy grey or incandescent orange, is constantly apparent. […] A unique interweaving of energies […] and dancers so bold that we can well imagine them devouring the skies.” A. Apostolska, La Presse, January 2010
“A beautiful tribute to dancers and a celebration of movement […] In a superbly crafted light environment by Marc Parent, the dancers devour the stage more than the sky. They take up the entire space, playing with it, revelling in it.” F. Doyon, Le Devoir, January 2010