CONTEMPORARY DANCE | STEPDANCING | IN SITU
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. This approach has permitted them to develop a unique choreographic signature.
ACCOLADES AND MISUNDERSTANDING
SUMMARY - ACCOLADES AND MISUNDERSTANDING
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.
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.