The great Marie Chouinard has dived into the company’s repertory to extract stellar moments and create a new show featuring solos and duets.

In providing new perspectives on these small but perfectly formed choreographies, she has recreated: new costumes or sound environments, new choreographic adaptations… She has even rescued ideas that had remained in the pages of the choreographer’s notebook, to create a new duo.

There are a total of 24 miniature dance gems, each lasting between 1 and 10 minutes, which are presented in two acts without interruption. Pieces that have acquired unity after a long and profound creative process. This “radical vitality” first opened at the last Venice Biennale to great success, and it is radical in the sense of the Latin word radix, meaning root. In 2017, Marie Chouinard astounded us with her show based on “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, by Bosch. Now she is returning with another proposal that befits her status.

The team

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Marie Chouinard

Photo: Sylvie-Ann Paré

Choreography: Marie Chouinard

Dancers (line-up may vary): Jossua Collin-Dufour, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Scott McCabe, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Carol Prieur, Clémentine Schindler

Music: Louis Dufort, Frédéric Chopin (Prelude 5 in opus 28) and Carles Santos

Voice sheet music: Marie Chouinard

Lights: Marie Chouinard

Axl Morgenthaler

Video, set design and accessories: Marie Chouinard

Wardrobe: Marie Chouinard

Liz Vandal

Makeup: Marie Chouinard

Lighting adaptation: Samuel Théry

Video consultant: Jimmy Lakatos

The COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD shows its appreciation to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montreal.