A Girl – Roy Assaf, Israel, Montreal premiere
Israelian choreographer Roy Assaf, with Geneviève Boulet, an incomparable performer from the LA TRESSE Collective, a creation of dance-theatre exploring a girl’s feminine side. The solo A Girl stages a woman alone in a small space representing a podium, approaching and hiding from the audience. Her movements that are pushed to extremes appear both humorous and touching once they are removed from their habitual context. This solo interrogates our view of femininity, of women, and of girls.
Stream Heat – LA TRESSE Collective, Montreal, Montreal premiere
Winner of the FQD Coup de cœur du public winner in 2016, the LA TRESSE Collective is a trio of choreographers trained in contemporary dance and the Gaga technique as created by the great choreographer Ohad Naharin. These femmes fatales dance with great sensuality and cartoonish humour. The Collective continues its wild evolution. Stream Heat tells the romantic story between two ambiguous characters with different identities and bodies. The tension that rules this mesmerizing and mysterious cabaret universe subtly unveils the love connection developing between these two people. The beauty of this meeting highlights their intrinsic differences.
PLAY:BACK – James Viveiros, Montreal, World premiere
James Viveiros, emeritus dancer for over 16 years with the Marie Chouinard Company, specialist in the Gaga technique, proposes creations with much force and sobriety. Movements are exact, straight, and full of sensitivity. James returns to the FQD with a new piece, a duo with reputed performer Sara Hanley. After having won the FQD Prix du jury for his first solo and great performance in 2017, he explores human relationships and travels through his remembrances. Pushing memory to its limits, he seeks to understand our fascination with the past.