Louis-Elyan Martin, Brianna Lombardo, David Rancourt, Rachel Harris, Kimberley De Jong
David Rancourt, Kimberley De Jong, Louis-Elyan Martin
GROUND explores the impulses of the individual and the collective, the resonances and resistances of five bodies united by gravity. In a cinematographic aesthetics that splits time and space, GROUND reveals what instinctively or physiologically holds us together, and makes the stage a mirror of our human conditions. In GROUND, five performers observe each other, oscillate and move with the same movements, at once isolated and united by the constraints of rebound and coordination. The group becomes organic, inhabited by tensions, a moving landscape where gestures and aspirations constantly influence each other. Hypnotic, captivating, the performance reveals the dynamics and unconscious interdependencies of a social body, turning the stage into a mirror of our human conditions. GROUND is a radical work, performed face to face with the audience and supported by a breathtaking and carefully crafted choreographic score, proposing an existential reflection on what animates, distinguishes and brings us together. In this minimalistic, yet fascinating tour-de-force, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage addresses the themes of temporality and spatiality and pursues her study of the body as material, observed in its variations.