The 2011 edition of the Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis gives Canadian contemporary dance its due.
Jolie, solo, choreography by Ula Sickle, performed by Jolie Ngemi, a young dancer from Kinshasa. An ode to the creativity and determination of Congolese young people.
Gravel Works by Frédéric Gravel, piece for 5 dancers and 2/3 musicians.
Gravel Works combines live music and dance in a show featuring bodies, moods, humour, pop songs, personalities and likeable impertinence. With a certain sense of paradox, Frédéric Gravel indicates – and even denounces – the features of contemporary dance: physical intensity, raw virtuosity, nudity, sexuality and coexistence of artistic styles.
Dévorer le ciel by Danièle Desnoyers, piece for 6 dancers.
Dévorer le ciel focuses on the choreographic framework, which weaves together varied textures. The choreographer reveals her enthusiasm for devouring space and has produced a work whose choreography is imbued with a profound humanity. In a constant toing and froing, in a dialogue between interior and exterior, the quest for the absolute, meaning and beauty is performed endlessly.
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