An architectural and choreographic project
Born from collaboration between the Théâtre de Verdure of Montreal and the choreographer Marie Béland, this architectural and choreographic project Les Précédents was at first created for the Parc La Fontaine. The performance integrates dancers into the landscape of the public area and into the actions of the pedestrians. Inspired by the mobile and immobile, in permanence and the ephemeral, the interpreters help us to see the space of this bustling public park with new perspective.
The performance can be accompanied by open workshops during which the public could share in the experience of Les Précédents in interpreting the piece alongside the dancers.
Since it”s creation, the project has been presented over 40 times.
Interpreters for the creative process : Isabelle Arcand, Amélie Bédard-Gagnon, Geneviève Gauvreau, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Anne Thériault.
Interpreters (alternating casts) : Isabelle Arcand, Amélie Bédard-Gagnon, Geneviève Gagné, Geneviève Gauvreau, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Louliko Shibao, Marilyne St-Sauveur, Anne Thériault, Andrew Turner.
Concepteur sonore et interprète: Hugo Gravel
Conseillère artistique : Katya Montaignac
Premiere : July 9th, 2008, Théâtre de verdure, Parc Lafontaine, Montréal
Length : variable
This project was made possible with the support of the Agreement of Cultural Development in Montreal between The City of Montréal and the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec.
VIDEO MONTAGE OF PHOTOS :
2009 edition at Parc LaFontaine (Théâtre de Verdure)
Large audience workshop given during the shows (2009)
2008 edition at l’Esplanade de la Place-des-Arts (in the context of The Art (prononcez dehors) from La 2e Porte à Gauche)
2008 edition at Parc LaFontaine (Théâtre de Verdure)