CONTEMPORARY DANCE | STEPDANCING | IN SITU
Created in 2019, LES ARCHIPELS is the result of a meeting between two dancers and choreographers with a traditional dance background and a desire to create a resolutely contemporary language. They are joined by several collaborators, both regular and occasional, who feed the ecosystem of LES ARCHIPELS.
Defining ourselves as ARCHIPELS (archipelagos) allows us to put forward both the company as a whole (a creative platform) and each of the elements that animate it (each collaborator, regular or occasional). Defining ourselves as ARCHIPELS thus marks the deep desire to facilitate the passage from the individual to the collective, and from the intimate to the public (in one direction as in the other).
ACCOLADES AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS
SYNOPSIS - ACCOLADES AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS
Creation 2021 | 2 Dancers | 50-60 min. approx
Guided by their rhythm, two performers throw themselves into the world of Quebec gigue. Present only in snippets, it inhabits their bodies despite themselves. Overtaken by it’s echo, the performers become inspired by the staccato and flowing melodies. Quebec gigue forces its way into their actions, brushing, caressing or hitting them. They become virtuosos of the controlled clumsiness taking over their bodies. Imbedded in the collective memory, Quebec gigue presents itself as a master of dance, ready to be embraced.
Creation 2019 | 6 Dancers | 30 min.
Frictions is an In Situ parading performance that travels with the audience through a mesmerizing story of our social phobias through the language of percussive dance and jigs. Frictions is an emotional and touching contemporary jig evoking the relationships between dancers in relation to themselves and to the spectators.
Often funny, often cynical. Always epic.