Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard dazzled Vancouver audiences with bODY_rEMIX in spring 2008. The reigning queen of contemporary dance in Canada returns with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work. This latest group piece by Marie Chouinard is full of subtle shades of meaning; a study of the delicate ebb and flow of the agitations of the body.
Based on the notion of time recaptured, the work combines group movements performed in unison, a living treatise on anatomy, and the on-stage presence of strange devices. The new work will feature live projections mirroring the fluctuations in the music and bodies, developed in collaboration with media artist Luc Courchesne. For the first time, Chouinard will create a vocal score, a gentle opera, to accompany the dance.
Presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad/Olympiade Culturelle.
Co-produced by Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad (Vancouver), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Place des Arts (Montreal) with the support of ImPulsTanz (Vienna).