Figures de silence (2013)

COMMISSIONED WORK

Based on music writing principles, this piece invites the spectator to visualize the audible through the visible. In a classical concert-like universe, the sections of the work go on like the movements of a musical symphony, each one having its own way of embodying the “pittoresque” of the partition, from pop culture to the most familiar everyday sounds. An image of the sound then appears, that silence can only amplify.

Choreographer : Marie Béland
Dancer involved in the creative process : Marie-Ève Courchesne, Simon Gélinas Beauregard, Jean-Mathieu Ledoux, Alexia Martel, Vincent-Nicolas Provencher, Maude Provost
Dancers on tour : Marie-Ève Courchesne, Simon Gélinas Beauregard/Alexandre Morin, Jean-Mathieu Ledoux, Alexia Martel, Vincent-Nicolas Provencher, Maude Provost
Rehersal directors : Hélène Leclair, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre
Costumes : Angela Rassenti
Length : 35 minutes
Premiere : August 28th, 2013 at l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Canada
A co-production maribé – sors de ce corps and l’École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal, under FLY project 2013.
maribé – sors de ce corps would like to thank l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal.

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PHOTOS taken by Pascal Dumont at La Risée

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THE CREATION TEAM

Alexia Martel

Alexia Martel completed her training at L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCMTL) in May 2012. Through the school, Alexia has been able to immerse herself in the choreographic worlds of creators from here and abroad, including Marie Béland, Marie Chouinard, Daniel Léveillé and Lise Vachon, who will particularly influence her vision of dance. In parallel to her training, Alexia is interested in theatre and the way in which theatre and dance enter into symbiosis. As an interpreter, Alexia currently works with Isabelle Boulanger (La grande fente) and Patricia Gagnon.

Related work: Les Précédents, BESIDE, Figures de silence, Vie et mort de l’élégance

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Angela Rassenti
Angela Rassenti / conceptrice de costumes

ANGELA RASSENTI trained in scenography at the National Theatre School of Canada. Since 2008, she has been designing sets and costumes mainly in theatre and contemporary dance. This is not her first collaboration with maribé – sors de ce corps; in 2013 she designed the costumes and accessories for the creations; BLEU – VERT – ROUGE and Vie et mort de l’élégance. Among her most recent works, a costume design in March 2014 with Amélie Rajotte for her creation Carnaval for Tangente, at Studio Hydro Québec, a costume design for Plus Vrai by Sarah Bild with Danse Cité during fall 2013, and a scenography for Scrap by Mathieu Leroux with the Neos Futuristes at Espace Libre in 2012.

Work related: BETWEEN, Révélations, Figures de silence, BLEU – VERT – ROUGE, Vie et mort de l’élégance

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Jean-Mathieu Ledoux
Jean-Mathieu Ledoux / performer collaborator

Born in Montreal, JEAN-MATHIEU LEDOUX discovered dance and gymnastics at the age of 8 in the small school in his neighbourhood. He quickly developed a taste for gymnastics at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau. At the age of 11, he emigrated to Spain and became familiar with Latin dances such as flamenco, merengue, bachata, salsa, rumba and waltz. For the first time, he was introduced to contemporary dance. A few years later, he returned to Montreal and began hip-hop dancing at the New-Dance Studio school. He joined the school’s troupe and participated in several projects such as that of Karv the Anti-Gala, in Vrak.tv. At the age of 20, he began his training at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCMTL) and graduated in 2013 at the age of 24. Passionate about electronic music, he also seeks to create his own sound. He explores through composition and mastering, as well as the different ways of composing, listening, and even seeing music. To this day, he is trying to connect his dance skills with his knowledge of electronic music, in order to create his own musical pieces and

Related work: Figures de silence

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Marie-Ève Courchesne
Marie-Ève Courchesne / interprète collaboratrice

MARIE-ÈVE COURCHESNE /strong> was introduced at a young age to classical and contemporary dance at the Balletto de Nicolet School of Dance, where she now teaches and sits on the board of directors. During her training at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCMTL), she discovered her strengths in creation, musicality, intuition and her physical potential. For a long time, she has had the opportunity to develop her creative authenticity through her teaching and various projects parallel to the school, such as that of teaching dance in a summer camp in Haiti in 2012. As soon as she entered the labour market, she was called upon to train professional oriental dancers in order to perfect their basic technique. In 2013, she tasted the world of operetta in the show «Three naked girls» of the company Belle Lurette. At the moment, she is in creation with Léa Tremblay-Fong and Marie Béland.

Related work: Figures de silence

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Maude Provost
Maude Provost / performer collaborator

Originally from the South Shore of Montreal, MAUDE PROVOST was attracted to dance at the age of four. First introduced to ballet, then to funky, jazz, modern and hip hop, Maude explored different styles before deciding, in 2007, to deepen his approach as part of the dance program at the Cégep de Drummondville. After completing a double training in dance and health sciences, she was accepted at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCMTL) where she graduated in 2013. During her career, Maude has participated in creations by Anne Barry, Pierre Lecours, Chanti Wadge, Darryl Tracy, Emmanuel Jouthe, Julien Desplantez and Harold Rhéaume. She also explored the repertoire of George Stamos, Danièle Desnoyers, Crystal Pite and Sasha Waltz. Since 2006, she has been teaching children and adolescents in parallel with her activities as an interpreter.

Related work: Figures de silence

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Simon Beauregard
Simon Gélinas Beauregard / performer collaborator

Born in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), SIMON GÉLINAS BEAUREGARD is primarily interested in film and visual arts. Passionate about martial arts, his interest in the moving body led him gradually towards contemporary dance until he obtained a DEC in dance at Collège Montmorency in Laval, then a DEC in dance-interpretation at the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal (EDCMTL) in 2013.

In the fall of 2012, her training led her to participate in the transposition of Jean-Sébastien Lourdais’ Trois Peaux with Montréal Danse and also to collaborate with choreographers such as Harold Rhéaume, Chanti Wadge, Pierre Lecours and Emmanuel Jouthe. In May 2013, he also took over Danièle Desnoyers’ Devouring the Sky as part of his training.

In June 2013, he presented at the Festival Saint-Ambroise FRINGE 2013 Bella Bestia, a choreography created in partnership with Elizabeth Suich. In the summer of 2013, he began a collaboration with choreographer Marie Béland for the FLY project as well as Vie et mort de l’élégance, which will be presented in France in September 2013.

Simon is also involved in several projects within the EDCMTL Incubator Project as well as Passerelle 840 at the UQAM Piscine-Théâtre, whether as a dancer, choreographer, consultant or technician.
Simon wants to explore how different movement arts such as dance and martial arts can feed each other and how they can bring a new body consciousness to our daily lives. He is also interested in the link between dance, lighting and new technologies.

Related work: Figures de silence, Vie et mort de l’élégance

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Vincent-Nicolas Provencher
Vincent-Nicolas Provencher / Performer collaborator

Native of the North Shore of Montreal, Quebec (Canada), VINCENT-NICOLAS PROVENCHER is very young interested in sport. He devotes an enormous amount of time and energy, particularly to athletics, and he will participate twice in the Quebec Games before having an injury that will hold him back for several years. From then on, he reoriented himself towards the arts. First exploring music and theatre for 3 years, he discovered dance and its virtues as much therapeutic as intriguing in the synergy of the convergence of the arts (music, theatre, movement). He spent 5 years training there and will complete a DEC in dance at Collège Montmorency, Que., in 2010, and then a DEC in dance performance at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (LADMMI) in 2013. During his training, Vincent-Nicolas has the privilege of working on creations with Anne Barry, Pierre Lecours, Chanti Wadge, Darryl Tracy, Emmanuel Jouthe, Julien Desplantez and Harold Rhéaume. He also played Devouring the Sky by Danièle Desnoyers and Trois Peaux by Jean-Sébastien Lourdais. In June 2013, he began the creation of Figures de Silence with the choreographer Marie Béland, which was presented in October 2013 and then in the Maisons de la culture de Montréal in 2015. In parallel with the dance, he is part of the choir La clique vocale, as well as the theatre troupe «La mèche rebelle». In March 2014, he presented the operetta L’oncle Augustin from Belle Lurette, where he would perform the roles of chorister and dancer. In 2015, he was a backup singer for Chloé St-Marie at the Place des arts.

Related work: Figures de silence

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