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LES ARCHIPELS

(I. Yaworski/P. Meunier)

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Both dancers and choreographers since 2002, Philippe Meunier and Ian Yaworksi cut their teeth on many solo projects before combining their strengths into this collaboration. Their mutual desire to develop a unique choreographic vocabulary, inspired by traditional québécois jigs and body percussion, is the basis of what has become Les Archipels. 

 

Born out of the traditional dance scene, they have developed a body language and rhythm vocabulary based on their deconstruction and exploration of traditional québécois folklore through the lense of a contemporary esthetic. This approach has permitted them to develop a unique choreographic signature inspired by their previous choreographies Monte-Charlesand Frictions.

 
Accolades and Misunderstandings
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Accolades and Misunderstandings is an invitation to plunge into the choreographer’s creative process and allows the audience a behind the scenes perspective of the creation, from the dance studio to the stage, and a detour of videoconferences. Instigated by reflections of belonging, ambivalence, and authenticity, this project is first and foremost about negotiation.Teetering between a dance show and a stage-mounted documentary, this new creation presents a deconstructed contemporary gigue and an alarmist folklore where the audience is invited to travel back-and-forth between the studio and the stage 

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Accolades and Misunderstandings has been selected for the event  “CARTE BLANCHE” of the first « Quadriennale de gigue contemporaine » produced by BIGICO. The four first performances are planned from mars 11 to 14, 2021.

CREDITS

Choreographers and performers 

Philippe Meunier and Ian Yaworski

Creation Artists  

Jonathan C. Rousseau

Sébastien Chalumeau

Catherine Lafleur

Geneviève Lauzon

Philippe Meunier

Liane Thériault

Antoine Turmine

Ian Yaworski

Playwright

Benjamin Prescott La Rue

 

Composer 

Jérôme Minière

Costumes Designer

Cloé Alain-Gendreau

 

Lighting Designer and Technical Director 

Karine Gauthier

 

Rehearsal Director 

Jessica Serli

Production

Les Archipels

Co-presented by Tangente and Bigico as part of the Carte Blanche evening of the first Quadriennale de gigue contemporaine. 

 

Financial Partners

Canada Council for the Arts

Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec

Conseil des arts de Montréal 

 

Creation and production partners 

L’Estruch (Sabadell, Spain)

Carrefour culturel de Notre-Dame-des-Prairies

Tangente

Bigico

Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay

Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. 

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FRICTIONS
available in regular version and COVID PROOF version
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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. 

CRITICS

On nous surprend à chaque fois, soit par la rythmique des séquences gestuelles (qui sont exécutées avec précision et justesse), le changement des formations spatiales et même par les émotions qui ressortent naturellement de chacun des interprètes (Philippe Meunier, Yan Yaworski, Sébastien Chalumeau, Jonathan C. Rousseau et Antoine Turmine), leurs états de corps étant clairs et habités. [...] Une pièce où le rythme, le jeu, le plaisir et la rigueur se font sentir. Ils ont réussi à plonger le public au cœur de l’œuvre et un plaisir partagé s’est fait sentir du début à la fin. Une gigue qui fait du bien au cœur.

Jessica Perry

DFDanse

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CREDITS

Choreographers

Philippe Meunier and Ian Yaworski

Dancers 

Jonathan C. Rousseau

Sébastien Chalumeau

Philippe Meunier

Antoine Turmine

Ian Yaworski

 

Composer 

Antoine Berthiaume

 

Rehearsal Director

Jessica Serli

 

Producers

Philippe Meunier et Ian Yaworski
 

Frictions receives financial support from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec.

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