For the 2022 edition of its Soirées Performances Festival, the Scène nationale d’Orléans will host two evenings dedicated to Canadian choreographer and performer Clara Furey!
- When Even The – March 3 at 10pm
For this solo, Canadian artist Clara Furey is inspired by Leonard Cohen’s intriguing poem, When Even The. Halfway between poetry and choreography, she presents a meditative piece offering a unique dialogue between movement, visual arts and sound. The minimalist and intimate atmosphere of this solo encourages a contemplative posture. Between tension and appeasement, nothingness becomes a vector of possibilities, allowing all forms of communication to coexist.
- Dog Rising – March 4 at 10pm
Clara Furey explores mystical inner landscapes through dance, in an attempt to find clarity in the darkness. At the heart of her approach are notions of emptiness, immobility, absence and tension. The fruit of her research into tension and immobility, Dog Rising is an explosion of energy, a release of the body in space.
With the support of the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.
Clara Furey trained in music at the Conservatoire de Paris and then at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. In 2017, she signed her first solo artistic direction with Cosmic Love: a piece with minimal gestures. In 2017, she performed 90 times When Even The alongside a sculpture by Marc Quinn as part of the Leonard Cohen exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montréal. With Dog Rising, Clara Furey concludes her research on tension and immobility. Her work has been presented in numerous festivals including the Venice Biennale, Les Rencontres Chorégraphiques and June Events in Paris, the Festival TransAmériques in Montreal, ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Performance Mix in New York.