Choregraphy : Harold Rhéaume with the complicity and contribution of the interpreters throughout the creative process

Premiere : février 2018


28 November 2019 — OFF Parcours Danse (Montréal)
27 November 2019 — Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rouleau (Trois-Rivières)
22 November 2019 — Théâtre Gilles-Laplante (Miramichi)
20 November 2019 — CD Spectacles (Gaspé)
15 November 2019 — Marché des arts Desjardins (Sorel-Tracy)
23 February 2019 — Maison de la culture Rivières-des-Prairies (Montréal)
21 February 2019 — Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée (Montréal)
20 February 2019 — Le Carré 150 (Victoriaville)
11 December 2018 — Centre Culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
6 December 2018 — Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montréal)
16 November 2018 — Festival Coups de théâtre (Usine C • Montréal)
21 May 2018 — Festival Coups de théâtre (Usine C • Montréal)
13-14-15 February 2018 — Théâtre de la Bordée (season 17-18 of La Rotonde)
2 February 2018 — Théâtre du Bic


Week of 19 December 2016 — Le Carré 150 (Victoriaville)
Week of 23 January to 3 February 2017 — Musée de la Civilisation de Québec
Week of 6 February 2017 — Théâtre du Bic
Week of 13 February 2017 — Maison pour la danse de Québec
Week of 1 May 2017 — Musée National des Beaux-Arts (Pavillon Pierre-Lassonde)
Week of 8 May 2017 — Notre-Dame-Des-Prairies
Week of 26 June 2017 — Centre Culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
Week of 17 November 2017 — Centre culturel de Notre-dame-de-Grâce (Montréal)
17-18-19 December 2017 — Technical residency at Carré 150 (Victoriaville)



The main source of inspiration for this work is the principle of the “blank script” often used as a playwriting method. This blank script is a neutral text that can be applied to any situation and that is not assigned to a particular character. For example, there might be character A and character B who can play any role as needed.

In the case of this dance work, the “blank script” is called “blank score”, that is, a dialog between two bodies or two choreographic compositions, A & B, with the duet being the fundamental form of the relationship, allowing the possibility of the encounter and its metamorphosis.

The residencies provided the opportunity for Harold Rhéaume to create those two scores. Once these scores were then passed on to the dancers, the duets formed in an improvised way. As the work evolved through the different residencies, the audiences were able to discover the way the choreographer, with help of the performers, created the movement vocabulary, passed it to the dancers and onto stage before sharing it. As a result, a series of human portraits in multiple complex assemblies where the interpreters’ interrelationship is crucial to allow the moving body to organize the space. Strong individuals in an interdependence relationship that will allow them to build, with empathy, an intuitive, listening, collectivity.


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Harold Rhéaume with the complicity and the contribution of the interpreters

Jean-François Duke
Alan Lake
Eve Rousseau Cyr
Ariane Voineau
Fabien Piché (2018-2019)
Arielle Warnke St-Pierre (2018-2019)
Nicholas Bellefleur (substitute for Fabien Piché)
Kim Henry (substitute for Arielle Warnke St-Pierre)

Vincent Roy

Lucie Bazzo

Costume design
Sébastien Dionne with the collaboration of Harold Rhéaume

Costume tailoring
Apparat confection créative

Technical direction
Lucie Bazzo

Rehearsal assistant
Ginelle Chagnon

The performance lasts 60 minutes.



P.ARTITION B.LANCHE (W.hite S.core) is a new work from the company Le fils d’Adrien danse, choreographed by Harold Rhéaume, who has been the artistic director of the company  since 1999. The work is the result of a series of residencies which took place over an 18 month period, bringing together research, cultural mediation and creation in an innovative research process.

P.ARTITION B.LANCHE has its roots in an intensive residency at the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec in 2015, during the interactive exhibition REBEL BODIES.

Building on this, in a unique and innovative concept, created by Le fils d’Adrien danse, such as a series of creative residencies followed in 2016 and 2017, allowing the company to encounter many different types of audiences across the province of Quebec. This innovative approach allowed the audiences to encounter the raw material of the work as it developed and to build an awareness of the creative and interpretive processes in dance. In doing so, the audience was able to follow the evolution of the work and to contribute their questions and interventions to the final work.

This sharing approach with the audience throughout the creative process has significantly influenced nature of the work produced by the company and reflects also Harold Rhéaume’s profound desire to explore the indelible bonds between the concepts of interdependence and cooperation among beings.

Passed through by a contagious vibration that is beyond them, creators of a network of waves connecting and separating them, all six performers experiment different types of encounters, moving together forward to evolve and survive in these troubled times. In this way a work with soothing powers takes shape, celebrating the gift of self and empathy as treatments able to repair the tears done by the violence in our world.


Le fils d’Adrien danse thanks the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Ville de Quebec and Entente de développement culturel de la Ville de Québec for their precious support.