RAHIM - Kristen Cere, Montreal, World premiere
Kristen Cere, Montreal choreographer coming out of the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, has danced pieces by the greatest choreographers, such as Jiri Kylian or Ohad Naharin. In RAHIM, presented in its world premiere at the FQD, Kristen Cere pulls us toward a path of compassion and love, highlighting the intrinsic beauty of the differences in our cultures and beliefs.
“As we become more conscious, there will be more compassion and love. Then, these borders that isolate people, religions and nations will dissipate. Yes, we must destroy these walls that separate us.” Ram Dass
- Performers Kristen Cere
- Lighting Francois Chirpaz
- Choreographer Kristen Cere
- Special thanks to L.a.t Studios NDG, College Sainte-Anne de Lachine
SEEK - Maya Orchin, New York, United-States, 2014, 2016, World premiere
Originally from Philadelphia, Maya Orchin has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from George Mason University. She choreographs different pieces presented in established locations, such as the 92nd Street Y and Judson Memorial Church in New York. Maya Orchin returns this year with a powerful choreography, where every individual tries to integrate into the group while simultaneously trying to escape it. A piece that inspires reflection on our own desires and our conceptions of individuality and collectivity.
- Performers Maya Orchin, Rebecca Margolick, Meghan Frederick, Shawn Brush, Quinn Dixon
- Choreographer Maya Orchin
- Music Delaney Stockli
- Sound mixing Vitor Hirtsch
Absorbed in silence - Victoria May, Montreal, 2015, 2016, World premiere
Victoria May danced at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Gothenburg Ballet and the Danish Dance Theatre, she has worked with Louise Bédard Danse, Système D/Dominique Porte, Thea Patterson, Peter Trosztmer, and Danse-Cité. In this new piece, she questions herself on the limitations of sexual identity and the man/woman characterization. Through duos, she shows us the explosive capacity of the human being to transform and change gender. Inspired by the resemblance between Tilda Swinton and David Bowie, this piece pulls us into an androgynous and hybrid universe.
- Performers Eve Garnier, Louis-Martin Charest, Erin Flynn, Genevieve Bolla, Julie Tymchuk
- Choreographer Victoria May
- Music Olivier Girouard
- Costumes Victoria May and Thierry Huard
- Lighting Rasmus Sylvest
- In collaboration with Danse à la carte et la Fondrie Darling
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