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  • Francis Ducharme, Brianna Lombardo

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  • Kimberley de Jong, Brianna Lombardo, Frédéric Tavernini, Jamie Wright, Francis Ducharme, Stéphane Bouche, Frédérick Gravel, , Philippe Brault

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  • Total duration: 90 min
  • Three musicians plugged into the power grid, six dancers ready to explode, the energy of Pop to intensify the beat, the energy of desire to set things ablaze. Quebec’s Frédérick Gravel ignites bodies and blows up the stage in Usually Beauty Fails, a surrealist and unbridled metaphor about our relation to beauty, the shock of love and the challenges of relationships. The performers’ combination of physical restraint and furious involvement produces a nervous dialog made of projected bodies, ruptures, false starts, repetitions and aborted gestures. No more gender-related clichés, all individualities are asserted : desiring and desired beings make use of symbols and their own bodies to better arouse the audience. The choreographer-dancer-musician grabs the microphone to distil with humor and impertinence a speech about dance and humans as social animals. An audacious integration of popular culture and choreographic art; an invigorating and carnal work that posits conflict as art and elevates reality’s imperfections to the rank of most efficient aesthetic. (Fabienne Cabado/transl: Michel Moussette)

    • Year of premiere: 2012
    • Target audience: Adulte
    • Choreographer(s): Frédérick Gravel, Kimberley de Jong, Francis Ducharme, Frédérick Gravel, Brianna Lombardo, Frédéric Tavernini, Jamie Wright, Stéphane Boucher, Philippe Brault
    • Collaborator(s): Assistante à la création : Ivana Milicevic; Éclairages : Alexandre Pilon-Guay; Direction des répétitions : Anne Lebeau (à la création) / Jamie Wright; Musique : Stéphane Boucher, Philippe Brault (compositeurs); Direction technique : David : Alexandre Chabot; Sonorisation : Louis Carpentier
    Last update: 24 novembre 2015