Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims
Danse Mutante is a duo performed by Francis Ducharme and Riley Sims destined to multiple mutations as it will pass through the hands of four fierce female choreographers scattered on three continents: Mélanie Demers (Montreal), Ann Liv Young (New York), Kettly Noël (Bamako) and Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp/Rotterdam). According to a set of parameters (working with two performers, a limited period of creation, duration, etc.), each choreographer is invited to create her own version of the piece by remixing, reinventing and corrupting as she pleases its last version. The project will culminate in Montreal in the fall of 2019 with a marathon event at Agora de la danse.
Political in its creation more than in its topic, Danse Mutante is an “open-data” project, which examines migration, integrity, identity and the sources of ideas. In a world where ideas travel with unprecedented speed but where borders are closed on themselves, Danse Mutante reinvents collaboration and explores the concept of co-creation by proposing a way of working at a distance. It is an opportunity for the public to discover the mystery of creation and the beauties of transmutations, as in the application of a small theory of evolution.
Résidences de création : Centre de Création O Vertigo (V0), Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique (V0+M1+M2), Donko Seko (M2), cultuurcentrum Berchem (M3), Theater Rotterdam (M3), Agora de la danse (V0+M1+M2+M3)
Coproduction Agora de la danse, Theatrefestival Boulevard
Développé avec le soutien du Fonds national de création du Centre national des Arts (CNA)
Capsules vidéos développées avec le soutien de la Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault