Adrian Batt x Kristen Cere x Àngel Duran

Les Grands Ballets' Studio-Theatre September 9, 2023

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Portraits takes inspiration from thoughts and how they can be expressed through the body. Thoughts and senses are the heart of this piece, where five dancers freely express their own authenticity. Their connection to their own self cements the group, proving that we are all linked, through our individuality, to the source of the same life. How will individual portraits transform the powerful group? Portraits explores how personal experience is necessary to harmoniously connect with one another and create humanity.

With this piece, Kristen Cere studies the many angles of a relationship that can be depicted through various roles and ideals and involve many emotions. Through me analyzes how subconscious movements express what happens inside and outside of us, as we connect to the emotions driving the dynamics of our relationships. Without judgment, she simply observes the hidden power of body language… À travers moi.

Inspired by the theories of Carl Jung, The Beauty of It explores the duality between the conscious and the unconscious. The blurred boundaries of this dichotomous relationship don't always allow us to distinguish between reality and dreams. The piece exposes the fragility of the human being, and reflects on the authenticity of self-created actions and characters. What is the real mask? Is everything we experience real? What's the difference between acting and behaving as we do? The Beauty of It uses recordings of Dr. Carl Jung's 1957 interview as an external narrator to plunge us into a state of reflection, where the performer is the object of study, but also a mirror of ourselves. Swept along by different qualities of movement and expression, this work is an immersion in the human unconscious.


  • Venue : Les Grands Ballets' Studio-Theatre
  • Producer / Presenter : Festival Quartiers Danses
  • Duration : 20 minutes + 10 minutes + 20 minutes
  • Please note : the Studio-Théâtre de l'édifice Wilder is located at 1435 rue de Bleury, not far from Place des Arts.
  • Choreographers : Adrian Batt (Portraits), Kristen Cere (À travers moi) and Àngel Duran (The Beauty of it)
  • Companies : Gargoyle Dance Club (Portraits) and ANGEL DURAN Performing Arts (The Beauty of it)
  • Programming : subject to change without notice
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