Since 2005, Marie Béland and Anne Thériault have been engaged in artistic dialogue on several levels. This podcast project is a continuation of a research they are starting in 2017, as they unite around their interest in the physicality of words, and the embodiment of a text. In 2018, research turns to the question of the multiple traces that dance leaves or what disappears. From this research, the performance De et avec… is born, in which the creators are interested in the archives of the facilities live art invests, and especially what remains of dance shows through written marks that the season programs constitute.
During the pandemic, Marie and Anne wanted to find a way to connect verbal language and dance in a sound form. Marie introduced the idea of developing a podcast series. They combine their vision around the performative outdoor practice called Parcours Doux created by Anne, and develop a new hybrid artistic project combining performance, reflexion and sound. Wishing to make new encounters and to open the dialogues, they launch a call for applications and invited six artists to participate in the experience.
A coproduction LORGANISME and MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS.
This project is possible thanks to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Seasons of Déplacements sonores
Marie Béland graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in contemporary dance creation. She then founded her company, MARIBÉ — SORS DE CE CORPS, to support her choreographic work. For the past 20 years, Marie has distinguished herself through works that invite reflection from both young and general publics, and that have been presented in theaters, festivals, private and public spaces in Quebec, Canada, Europe and Africa. Drawing from our different uses of the body and the gestures that make up our daily lives, Marie organizes banal movement to make it danceable and complex. The stage acts to reveal the troubled zones of fiction inverting the true, the false and the plausible. Her creations approach live performance as a social and aesthetic phenomenon, an opportunity to study the transformations that our ordinary bodies undergo in contact with the stage. Marie is also a co-founder of La 2e Porte à Gauche (2003-2018), and is publishing her master’s thesis in 2019 entitled Cartographie de la scène: les forces en jeu dans le spectacle vivant, which seeks to question the object of performance and understand its workings.
A singular creator and performer, Anne Thériault has been weaving collaborations with artists from multiple backgrounds for more than ten years: with composer Martin Messier, she co-created Derrière le rideau, il fait peut-être nuit (FTA 2011) and Con grazia (FTA 2016) ; the performance Doux (Actoral 2016) with visual artist Julie Favreau, and with the company BOP, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (OFFTA 2017) alongside Karina Champoux, Frédéric Tavernini and Dave St-Pierre. In particular, she approached the theatre on the occasion of Ainsi parlait… by Frédérick Gravel & Étienne Lepage, and La Fureur de ce que je pense by Marie Brassard. She is a founding member of Lorganisme, a structure for choreographers. She is also an associate artist at Usine C, where she recently presented her latest opus: Récital (FTA 2018). Currently, Anne Thériault is working on new research projects, collaborating with several artists as an artistic advisor and is invited to curate the COMPAGNONNAGE 21 event by Danièle Desnoyers/Le Carré des Lombes, which takes place in winter 2021. The artist is invited for a period of 3 years, as a researcher at L’L, an experimental research structure in the living arts, located in Brussels.
Photo : Lucie Rocher
Related works: Réunion.s – titre provisoire, Les Précédents, Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser, Déplacements sonores, BLEU – VERT – ROUGE, RAYON X : a true decoy story, Ils seront là à 8 heures, Twis-manivelle