Joining forces in a captivating exhibit-show, several dancers, visual artists, multimedia artists, thinkers and soundscape and set designers will be transforming the Galerie de l’UQAM into a giant kaleidoscope, a splintered panoramic look at the body.
A man plays with his digital double while the genome of a dancer is inscribed on a painting. A foetus lies dormant in an aquarium a few strides away from imaginary anatomical charts. Free to move around, the spectator-visitor lingers at the edge of a forest of white string inhabited by unpredictable words and movements, mere inches away from the breath of a dancer and a close-up image of human skin, all multiple echoes of the unfathomable mystery of The Body in Question (s).
Following in the footsteps of the interdisciplinary adventure Perspectives Montréal presented at the FTA in 2007, the choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde is the driving force behind this exhibit and its focus on the evolving destiny of the body, affected as it is by nature, culture, science and technology.
PRODUCED BY Van Grimde Corps Secrets
CURATOR AND CHOREOGRAPHY Isabelle Van Grimde
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER Soula Trougakos
PERFORMED BY Marie Brassard + Sophie Breton + Robin Poitras + Soula Trougakos + Brian Webb
VISUAL AND MEDIA ARTISTS Derek Besant + Brennan/Caulfield/Mills + Kate Craig + Nadia Myre + Marilène Oliver + Monique Régimbald-Zeiber
MUSIC Thom Gossage
ARCHITECT AND SET DESIGN Anick La Bissonnière IN ASSOCIATION WITH Éric O. Lacroix
LIGHTING DESIGN Lucie Bazzo
ESSAYS Dr Cristian Berco + Dr Dawna Gilchrist V
ISUAL ARTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE Louise Déry + Kitty Scott
PHOTO Michael Slobodian
IN ASSOCIATION WITH Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton)
COPRODUCTION Festival TransAmériques + Brian Webb Dance Company + CanDance Canadian Network of Dance Presenters (Toronto) + Festival Danse Canada (Ottawa) + Centennial Theatre (Lennoxville) + University of Alberta
CREATIVE RESIDENCIES The Banff Centre + Agora de la danse
CODIFFUSION Galerie de l’UQAM
Première at Festival TransAmériques, May 28, 2012