An architectural and choreographic project
Their unisons catch our eye! They appear at the bend of a street, in the alley of a park, at the corner of a market kiosk. Their bodies blend into the decor, then suddenly emerge, animating themselves with an impulse that transports them through the public places that surround us. They are our rows of trees, our fountains, our stray dogs. They are our steps, our contingencies, our incidents. Each of us can become their precedents that they will use to weave threads between architecture, dance and everyday life.
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In circulation in public markets, by the water, in shopping malls, at festivals, in all places where people are already present to stroll or go about their business. Ideal as an accompaniment to any outdoor, sporting, gastronomic or other event, to make the waiting times pleasant. The experience can continue with workshops with the dancers.
Since its creation, the work has been performed nearly 50 times.
Conception : Marie Béland
Interpreters in 2021 : in rotation Rodrigo Alvarenga, Zoey Gauld, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Alexia Martel, Abe Simon Mijnheer, Marilyne St-Sauveur, Anne Thériault, Andrew Turner
Interpreters for the creative process : Isabelle Arcand, Amélie Bédard-Gagnon, Geneviève Gauvreau, Hugo Gravel, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Anne Thériault.
Artistic advisor for the creative process : Katya Montaignac
Booking : Art Circulation
Premiere : July 9th, 2008, Théâtre de verdure, Parc Lafontaine, Montréal
Les Précédents is a project which is part of Jouer dehors program 2021-2022 by La danse sur les routes du Québec.
2021 Autumn tour as part of CAM Quand l’art prend l’air, arrondissement d’Anjou, Verdun and Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal (Photos © Dimitri Haddad / Marie Béland)
2021 edition at Parc Jean-Duceppe, Montréal (Photos © Dimitri Haddad)
2020 edition at Faubourg Boisbriand, Ville de Boisbriand (Photos © Claudia Chan Tak)
2012 edition at Parc Armand-Bombardier, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal (Photos : © Katya Montaignac)
2009 edition at Parc LaFontaine, Théâtre de Verdure, Montréal (Photos © Andrée-Anne Blouin / Marie Béland)
2008 edition at Parc LaFontaine, Théâtre de Verdure, Montréal (Photos © Élaine Phaneuf / Martin Viau / Marie Béland)
2008 edition of The Art (prononcez dehors) II, La 2e Porte à Gauche, Esplanade de la Place-des-arts, Montréal (Photos : © Marie Béland)