Ennéade – Anne Dryburgh, Montreal, Montreal premiere
Graduate and teacher in contemporary ballet at the École supérieure de ballet du Québec (ESBQ), multidisciplinary choreographer Anne Dryburgh has danced for numerous companies including the Ballet British Columbia. These young talents, all from the ESBQ, will have their first experience on a professional stage this year at FQD. In Ennéade, 9 dancers representing the 9 Egyptian deities search for perfection and an imaginary ideal. They push back against the limitations of their bodies to understand their individuality and authenticity.
Paysage en miroir – Hélène Taddei Lawson, Bastia (France), Montreal premiere
Hélène Taddei Lawson, experienced choreographer and performer, collaborates with video and sound artists, further influencing her choreographies that pull from contemporary dance and street art. Her calm and slow dance is sublimed by steady and balanced movements. Paysage en miroir, her solo, a poetic and subversive road movie that explores femininity, fragility, and humanity, is accompanied live by musician and composer Tommy Lawson.
You Can Only Be Where You Are – Kyra Jean Green, Montreal, Montreal premiere
Kyra Jean Green was trained at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. Recipient of the 2016 Quartiers Danses Festival Prix du jury, she has danced for Cas Public and Les 7 doigts de la main. Kyra subtly mixes contemporary ballet and hip hop in highly intense group pieces, alternating evenly between solo and ensemble movements. This new creation for more than 10 dancers explores the question of ubiquity. Is it possible to be in several places at the same time? What would we do if this power were given to us? How would we stay connected to others?