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  • Total duration: 60 min
  • The project is currently in incubation. The concept for this new duo develops around a physical task that two men must accomplish together. By always being tied to each other, they must constantly be unbalanced to move forward. This simple action conveys all the complexity of human relationships. There is a moment where cooperation exists, but without the safety of knowing who will support and who will force. The roles alternate in a succession of surprising and very athletic movements. The difficulty of execution is visible to the spectators, providing a view of the dancer’s limits, if they do in fact exist. This accumulation of movements over a period of time puts the dancers under a strain of fatigue and exhaustion that is transmitted to the spectators, provoking a form of empathy to what is unfolding before their eyes. In addition, you can hear the heartbeat of the two protagonists accelerate or slow down in real-time depending on the force deployed. The bracelet technology that captures heartbeats was developed for the Danse de nuit project created in 2016. Sound and Technology Designer Patrick Saint-Denis and the choreographer resume the idea of using the heartbeat, but in a more playful manner. This creative work, which speaks of fragility, flaw and failure, took shape in the stability of the Rocky Mountains at the Banff Centre during a creative residency held in December 2017. The creation work will continue during the 2017-2018 season and the world premiere is planned for November 2018 at the l’Agora de la danse (Montreal).

    • Year of premiere: 2018
    • Choreographer(s): Karine Ledoyen
    • Performer(s): Jason Martin, Simon Renaud
    • Collaborator(s): Conception sonore et technologique : Patrick Saint-Denis
    Last update: 30 janvier 2018