Canada’s reigning queen of contemporary dance returns with a two-part look at two different art forms. With Gymnopédies, Eric Satie’s works for piano become a meditation on human intimacy and desire, with a movement score performed live on stage by the dancers. This sensuous piece brings Satie to life in a series of duets that will amuse, titillate, and surprise.
In Henri Michaux: Mouvements, Chouinard translates the visual into the physical using a 1951 book of abstract illustrations by the French artist Michaux. The book’s transition to dance has been done “word for word”— even the poem in the middle of the book is included in the choreography.