CHOREOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PROJECT
Since the early days of the company, each creative process was linked to a production, i.e., in the past, Harold Rheaume started a creation in order to reach a stage production. For the first time, he’ll do pure research, fundamental research without the pressure of having to produce a show at the end. Through social medias, we connect with the audience and invite them to experience all the stages of creation. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instragam to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
Harold will allow himself to do some trial and error testings, attempts, explorations, in order to refine his creative gesture. More specifically, over several weeks, with 3 blocks of creation per week and with different dancers from week to week, Harold will work on a concept : virtuosity.
Not the virtuosity of the dancers’ performance or the technical challenges, but the choreographic’s virtuosity. Harold will be challenging himself (given the number of different dancers), his goal will be to reach a fine and complex choreographic embroidery every week.
In sync with the mouvements research process, Harold Rheaume will be accompanied by a young composer (Vincent Roy) with whom he worked on 2 occasions. Vincent has a sensitivity and musical originality that could marry the different universes whom will emerge from those laboratories. Harold will also be mentoring him by providing a practical and professional experience of music creation for contemporary dance. By diving with us in this adventure of exploration (both in movement and music), Vincent will fully immerse himself in the creative matrix and then, translate it into music. In this way, a significant amount of music and sound sample will be created during the research project.
Over the weeks, a considerable number of gestures will be accumulated and captured on video that will eventually take part of an in-depth analysis. All that beautiful material, the idea of a possible creation might emerge, grow and take shape as a show.
Choregrapher : Harold Rhéaume
Music : Vincent Roy
Dancers : Josianne Bernier, Jean-François Duke, Isabelle Gagnon, Alan Lake, Étienne Lambert, Sonia Montminy, Odile-Amélie Peters, Misheel Phi Ganbold, Fabien Piché, Léa Ratycz Légaré, Geneviève Robitaille, Eve Rousseau-Cyr, Mélanie Therrien, Ariane Voineau, Arielle Warnke St-Pierre.