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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 2020

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Choregraphy : Harold Rhéaume with the complicity of the interpreters

Premiere : octobre 2020

1 • Interdependence — Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2 • Illusion — Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
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.

Thanks to a unifying dance, bearer of softness but also heartaches, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 2020 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.



Credits

Choreographer
Harold Rhéaume with the complicity 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

Apprentice interpreters
Léa Ratycz Légaré
Maxime Boutet
Nelly Paquentin

Original Music
Josué Beaucage

Lighting
Bruno Matte

Video
Loup-William Théberge and Felippe Martin

Costumes
Sébastien Dionne and Harold Rhéaume

Illustrations
Mathilde Bois

Photographs
Daphné Lehoux Traversy

Acknowledgments
Maison pour la danse de Québec, La Rotonde, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Salle Pauline-Julien, Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, Mathilde Bois, Maxime Maltais, Polygone, David B. Ricard, 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

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 sur le développement culturel de la Ville de Québec.

Performances and tours

CREATIVE RESIDENCIES

13 to 19 October 2020 — Technical residency and Cultural mediation residency at 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)