Kairos – Andrea Peña, Montreal
After dancing with Ballet British Columbia and Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Andrea Peña decided in 2014 to spread her wings and create her own work. At the same time, she also studies design at Concordia University, which influences her choreographic research. Andrea, recipient of the 2017 FQD Prix du public, excels in group pieces, through which she brings out the interiority and force of her performers. Her artistic universe is one of soul and mystery. A quintet of exceptional dancers, Kairos pulls us into a voyage in search of our individuality in a homogeneous society full of social constraints. Everyone is trying to self-actualize and coexist pacifically with those around them, while society isolates them and reinforces their solitude.
The Man Who Travelled Nowhere in Time Chapter II – Kyra Jean Green, World 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. Her creations alternate evenly between solo and ensemble movements. This promising choreographer proposes a piece for eight virtuosic performers, where Eytan, the hero, explores and travels through time in a perpetually changing world, without himself being affected since he lives only in the dreams and subconscious of those around him.