In Messe en KA, Morgane Le Tiec explores the concept of rituals. Whether they are secular or religious, rituals contribute to building our identity and individuality. The choreographer attempts to restore rituals in a body in search of identity and meaning, and bases his search on space, time, and cycles. Inspired by various ancestral and cultural rituals, including the Egyptian KA which represents one part of the human soul, the artist creates movements honoring the act of ritual.
After presenting the RESET duo at Festival Quartiers Danses in 2021 and 2022, choreographer Véronique Giasson repeats and magnifies her performance with this foursome, RESET². Through a mathematical process, performers avoid one another and change paths, partners, and starting points. Reset areas within the space allow them to recharge, with each new start becoming more complex than the other. The multiplication of spatial configurations leaves us breathless and haunted. RESET² builds on the relationships between partners, team members, or fellow travelers evolving side by side. An artistic and fitness challenge, the choreography showcases bodies that almost seem like they are about to collapse, but always maintain total control. Supported by a solid conceptual team (music by LACRYMOBOY, playwright by Mathieu Leroux, costumes and scenic space by Jonathan Saucier, lighting by Tiffanie Boffa, and repetition director Alisia Pobega), four dancers (Kennedy Henry, Merryn Kritzinger, Charles Cardin-Bourbeau and Danny de Matos) draw and redraw a path where everyone supports, challenges and surpasses one another.