RADIOMATON (2022)

Fabricate your own truth for free.

Appropriate words and gestures, embody radio news and contribute to the propagation of information without verification.

 A total sensory and immersive experience, RADIOMATON questions the construction of truth, media contamination, fake news and the role of the body in the perception of information.

Installed in a cubicle resembling a photo booth and equipped with headphones broadcasting live a local radio station, each RADIOMATON user must repeat aloud the words they hear, while imitating the gestures that are displayed on the screen in front of them. This recorded performance, mingling movements and words that do not match together, is remixed in a kaleidoscope where all meanings intersect.

AUTOMATIC – INSTANTANEOUS – TECHNICOLOR
IN ONLY 5 MINUTES

Co-designed by Marie Béland and Simon Laroche

A coproduction by MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS and MONTRÉAL DANSE

The RADIOMATON installation is conceived to be either a stand-alone or an experience to co-exist with the show BESIDE.

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Calendar

RADIOMATON is on tour in the maisons de la culture de Montréal in fall 2022 and spring 2023, in double bill with the show BESIDE!
For more information, visit our calendar.

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Artistic credits

Coconception : Marie Béland and Simon Laroche
Performers : Rachel Harris, Sylvain Lafortune and Bernard Martin
Partnership and coproduction : MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS and Montréal Danse
Booking : Art Circulation

RADIOMATON receives the financial support of Canada Council for the Arts.

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Contacts

Marie Béland | General and Artistic Director of MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS
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Kathy Casey | Artistic Director of Montréal Danse
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Jamie Wright | Codirector of Art Circulation, representation Québec and Canada
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Karolina Rychlik | Codirector of Art Circulation, representation Europe and Asia
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Luce Couture | Booking agent – Québec and Canada
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Artistic team

Rachel Harris
Rachel Harris / performer collaborator

Native from Vancouver, Rachel Harris moved to Montreal in 1990 and continued her training at l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. Following her training, she joined Danse Partout in Quebec and co-founded Amorce Danse Théâtre. She collaborates, throughout her career, with the choreographers Blanca Arrieta, Marie Béland, Martin Bélanger, Sarah Bild, Sarah Chase, Estelle Clareton, Margie Gillis, Anne-Marie Giroux, Benjamin Hatcher, Avi Kaiser, Benoît Lachambre, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, Helge Letonja, Jean-Sébastien Lourdais, Jean-Pierre Mondor, José Navas, Aurélie Pédron, Jean-Pierre Perreault, George Stamos, Mariko Tanabe and Paula de Vasconcelos. She created in 2002-2003 The Coyote Project, a work for four performers, in close cooperation with the Nlaka’pamux community of British Columbia. Since 2011, she has been teaching for women in shelters as part of the Dance Against Violence program..

 

Work related: RADIOMATON, BESIDE, Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser, BETWEEN, BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros

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Sylvain Lafortune / interprète collaborateur

SYLVAIN LAFORTUNE has had a professional career since 1979 which has led him to work for renowned companies such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, O’Vertigo and Montréal Danse in Montreal, Lar Lubovitch Dance Co., Susan Marshall and Co. and Martha Clarke in New York. Travelling around the world, he danced some of the greatest works of the classical and contemporary repertoire. Now a freelance dancer, he also devotes himself to teaching, both in the circus and in dance. Following his research at the master’s and doctoral level (UQAM), Sylvain Lafortune has for some years become an authority in teaching the work of a dance partner.

Works related: RADIOMATON, BESIDE

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Bernard Martin / Interprète collaborateur

Since 1979, Bernard Martin mixes types and styles, oscillating between ballet-jazz, classical and contemporary dance. He began his professional career in 1991. Since then, he has visited a wide range of companies and collaborated with several choreographers: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Jiry Kilian, Mark Morris, Georges Balanchine, Fernand Nault and more), Montréal Danse (Jose Navas, Paula de Vasconcelos, Marie Béland and more) , La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Système D/Dominique Porte, La La La Human Steps (Édouard Lock), Le Carré des Lombes (Danièle Desnoyers), Louise Bédard Danse, Creations Estelle Clareton and Susanna Hood. Since 2009, Bernard Martin has been teaching ballet for contemporary dancers and performing at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. Finally, Bernard Martin was a member of the company La La La Human Steps, directed by Édouard Lock, from 2001 to 2009, with which he performed on the stages of the world’s major cultural capitals. He played prominent roles in AMJAD, AMÉLIA – ballet and film – as well as in LES BORÉADES, an opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau, choreographed by Édouard Lock and presented at the Opéra de Paris. More recently, Bernard Martin participated in the last creation of Danièle Desnoyers, DÉVORER LE CIEL.

Related work: RADIOMATON, BESIDE, Déplacements sonores

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Marie Béland – Coconceptrice

Depuis 18 ans, Marie Béland chorégraphie des œuvres où le corps excède la danse: corps dansant, mais aussi corps réel, quotidien, ordinaire sont au centre d’une organisation chorégraphique fine et complexe. Marie convie le public à réfléchir au spectacle vivant comme phénomène social et esthétique, et sur la manière dont nos corps se transforment au contact de la scène. Chacune de ses œuvres est une tentative pour (ré)concilier corps et esprit, et montrer les discours et les contre-discours qui sont noués aux mouvements. Dernièrement, Marie s’intéresse à la chorégraphie que produisent nos corps en train de parler.
Photo : Jean-François Brière


Simon Laroche – Coconcepteur

Artist, teacher, and interaction designer, Simon Laroche creates installations, audio and video performances, robotic and body artworks. He casts a critical point of view on the hybridization and development of various biological, artificial, and social systems. Co-founder of the art collective, Projet EVA, he creates critical, experimental, and transgressive artworks that focus on problematics related to relationships between individuals, computer systems, and their physical extensions. Simon Laroche teaches Electronic Arts at Concordia University in Montreal and collaborates on theatre, fashion design, dance, and cinema productions. His installations, performances and collaborative works have been presented in Asia, Europe, South and North America and in the Middle East.

Related work : RADIOMATON

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Kathy Casey
Kathy Casey / Dramaturge

Artistic Director of Montréal Danse since 1996, Kathy Casey works as a dramaturge with choreographers who are rethinking, redefining and reworking what is dance. Through a process of deep questioning of performance and the body, she encourages bold ideas and discovering ways to express them and give them form. She also organizes and facilitates an annual choreographic research workshop, runs research labs and facilitates or co-facilitates dance and interdisciplinary dramaturgy workshops. In addition to her responsibilities with Montréal Danse, Kathy Casey works as an artistic advisor for several independent choreographers in Montreal.

Related works : RADIOMATON, BESIDE, BETWEEN

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Photo : George Dutil


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