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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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Choregraphy : Harold Rhéaume with the collaboration of the interpreters

Premiere : mars 2021

1 • Illusion — Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
2 • Interdependence — Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
3 • Distorsion — Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
4 • Relentlessness — Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
5 • Belonging — Honour thy father and thy mother.
6 • Destruction — Thou shalt not kill.
7 • Intrusion — Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8 • Shame — Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
9 • Greed — Thou shalt not steal.
10 • Usurpation — Thou shalt not covet your neighbour’s goods.

In 1998, Harold Rhéaume tackles his first great work: The Ten Commandments, ambitious project for the young choreographer he is then. A piece that then raised complex issues about values and moral codes that support living together.

To celebrate the company’s 20th birthday, Le fils d’Adrien danse revisits this mythic piece, iconic of the work of its creator. Rhéaume reunites ten interpreters on stage to explore social tensions through the prism of the Tables of the Law. The piece unfolds in three versions: choreographic, cinematographic and in situ.

Thanks to a unifying dance, bearer of softness but also heartaches, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS suggests a reflection on the values and principles that guide our collective actions, yet especially on the ones we need to invent in order to respond to current issues.

A fresco hitting the heart of sensitivity by the celebration of our differences and singularities.



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A Le fils d’Adrien danse and La Rotonde production

Choreographer
Harold Rhéaume with the collaboration of the interpreters

Interpreters
Nicholas Bellefleur
Josiane Bernier
Alexandre Carlos
Miranda Chan
Charles-Alexis Desgagnés
Jean-François Duke
Misheel Ganbold
Etienne Lambert
Eve Rousseau-Cyr
Ariane Voineau

Original Music and Interpretation
Josué Beaucage

Lighting
Philippe Lessard-Drolet
Bruno Matte (cinematographic phase)

Costumes
Sébastien Dionne, Par Apparat and Harold Rhéaume

Director
Loup-William Théberge

Assistant camera
Felippe Martín

Editing / Colouring
Loup-William Théberge

Assistant choreographer and coordination
Nadia Mailloux
Nelly Paquentin (autumn 2020)

Apprentice interpreters
Léa Ratycz Légaré
Maxime Boutet

Cello
Louis-Solem Pérot

Singer
Marianne Poirier

Illustrations and outside consultant
Mathilde Bois

General and artistic codirector
Caroline Simonis

Communications, cultural mediation and assistant to the general and artistic codirectors
Daphné Lehoux Traversy

Administrative coordinator
Guillaume Daguet

Photographs
Daphné Lehoux Traversy
David Wong
Vanessa Fortin
Emmanuel Burriel
Patrice Gagnon

Text
Caroline Simonis

Acknowledgments
Maison pour la danse de Québec, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Mathilde Bois, the pianist Vincent Gagnon, Maxime Maltais, Polygone, David B. Ricard, Nathalie Simard, Éric Bernier, Lucie Boissinot, Sophie Corriveau, Daniel Firth, Patrick Lamothe, Jacques Moisan, Natalie Plante, Maud Simoneau, Dave St-Pierre, Suzanne Trépanier, LG Breton, Marc Parent, Michael Slobodian, Abdo Nawar, Danse-Cité

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS benefited from creative residencies at Salle Pauline-Julien, Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, Monastère des Augustines and Espace Saint-Grégoire.

This project is made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Entente de développement culturel de la Ville de Québec.

Performances and tours

13 April 2022 — Salle Pauline-Julien (Sainte-Geneviève)
11 April 2022 — Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
8 April 2022 — Salle-Michel-Côté (Alma)
13-14-15-16 Octobre 2021 — Choreographic phase at Espace Saint-Grégoire with La Rotonde
6 October 2021 — Salle Jean-Marc Dion (Sept-Îles)
4 October 2021 — Centre des arts de Baie-Comeau
2 October 2021 — Centre de Création Diffusion de Gaspé
9 July 2021 — Choreographic phase during the Domaine Forget International Festival
31 May and 1-2 June + 9-10-11 June 2021 — In situ phase at the Monastère des Augustines during Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec
30 March to 5 April 2021 — Webcast of the cinematographic phase by La Rotonde

CREATIVE RESIDENCIES

11 to 16 October 2021 — Espace Saint-Grégoire (Québec)
27 October to 5 November 2020 — Monastère des Augustines (Québec)
13 to 19 October 2020 — Domaine Forget de Charlevoix (Saint-Irénée)
28 September to 9 October 2020 — Maison pour la danse (Québec)
6 to 12 January 2020 — Salle Pauline-Julien (Sainte-Geneviève)