9 MAR to 31 DEC
Circoluza: exploring the wonderful world of circus arts
by Johanne Madore / Pierre Przysiezniak / Collectif Chimère
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Nyx is the goddess of night, the mother of death, dreams and the weavers of destiny. Director Johanne Madore was inspired by her grandmother, who died at 106, a seamstress, storyteller, protector and guide, offering wisdom and knowledge. From then on, the grandmother and goddess become one, representing the duality of life and death, dream and reality, shadow and light. All these elements intertwine in a sensual, organic circus fable, performed solely by women, telling the story of an initiatory quest for nature, the spiritual and the sacred feminine.
Collectif Chimère is a beast that molts and hybridizes, bringing together and assembling in the same body a plurality of practices, artistic and otherwise, of beings probing the different universes that our intuitions say are connected. Nourishing these connections through attention, listening and dreaming, we build new poetic orders, reinventions of the sensible that enable new arrangements, new configurations, to express a complex and re-enchanted relationship with the world.
Collectif Chimère is the result of a long-standing interdisciplinary collaboration between Johanne Madore and Pierre Przysiezniak, who have been working - beyond the breathing of their personal experiences - on cross-fertilizations, stage creations, laboratories and installations (Antennaë, Les mandalas du désir, Le corps conteur, Nous étions dans bien étrange paradis, etc.) around the two axes of fine bodily awareness and immersive material consciousness.
Catherine Beaudet, Laurie Bérubé, Mathilde K. Richer, Leela Masuret, Andrea Ramirez Falcon, M. Leigh Rennels, Katarina Sobinkovicova.
Co-founder of Collectif Chimère, general and artistic direction, concept, direction and choreography: Johanne Madore
Production manager: Johanne Madore
Cofounder of Collectif Chimère, design and production of scenography, props, sculptures and acrobatic apparatus, dramaturgical consultant: Pierre Przysiezniak
Acrobatic research and choreography: Johanne Madore in collaboration with the performers
Final soundtrack, sound spatialization and additional compositions: Antoine Bédard
Musical composition and first models : Claude Fradette
Sound gleanings for musical compositions: Pierre Przysiezniak
Excerpts from soundscapes composed for the installation "Habité. Nous étions dans un bien étrange paradis" : Pierre Przysiezniak & Claude Fradette
Rigue designer and consultant for the design of scenic apparatus and rigging: Sébastien Robillard
Lighting design: Stéphane Ménigot
Costume design: Johanne Madore
Costume design: Geneviève Beauchamp, Michael Slack with initial support from Josée Madore and White Label and Isabelle Roger and Marie Laflamme / by Apparat confection créative
Creative assistant and stage manager: Tanya Burka
Technical and sound director: Delphine Quenneville
Rigger and longeur: Alexandre Gendron
Lighting director: Isabelle Garceau
Dance rehearsals: Lucie Vigneault, Mireille Leblanc
Acrobatic coaches: Nadia Richer, Tanya Burka, Laurence Racine
Editors : Johanne Madore and Pierre Przysiezniak
Administration: Johanne Madore and occasional support from Sophie Picard / la Cie des Autres and Diagramme Gestion Culturelle
Production: Johanne Madore, Pierre Przysiezniak / Collectif Chimère
Co-production: Diagramme Gestion Culturelle, Le Diamant
Agent, sales and tour management: Dolce Vita Production
Filming: Elias Djemil, Luc Tremblay
Photographers: Stéphane Bourgeois, Rolline Laporte, Rodolphe St-Arneault, Paul Litherland
Graphics: Annie Pellerin Studio
Conseil des arts et lettres de Montréal, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts de Montréal
I'd like to extend my affectionate thanks to the NYX team and the artists who have been with us since the beginning of this new creation. I salute their charisma and generosity and their unfailing trust.
The collaboration during the first residencies of the NYX project(2018-2020). Andrei Anissimov, Olivier Belzille, Nicole Faubert, Eliza Gélinas-lance, Pauline Gervais, Guillaume Paquin, Arthur Morel Van Hyfte, Marc Gauthier, Azraelle Fiset, Rodolphe St-Arneault.
Many thanks to Sophie Picard, Viviane Paradis et le Diamant, Bernard Lagacé et Guylaine Savoie, Vincent Messager, Bernard Gilbert, Ruth Wikler, Stéphane Lavoie, Jean-Marc Ravatel, Francine Bernier, Françoise Boudreault, Arjuna Przysiezniak, Marc Labranche, Alex Coté, Paul Litherland, Laval Dufour, Sylvain Ménard, Daniel Touchette, Rolline Laporte, Sandy Tugwood, Studio Kalabanté, Annie Pellerin, Mario Brien
All partners, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts de Montréal, Rideau Dolce Vita Production, Diagramme gestion culturelle L'Agora de la danse, Salle Désilet, TOHU, En Piste.
Johanne Madore fondly thanks her grandmothers Gilberte and Dorilla and dedicates this show to her recently deceased mother Denise. I salute the resilience of all women.
Pierre Przysiezniak would like to thank Nicole Langlois for her unwavering support, Atelier Clark and its team for the time, exchanges, advice and very warm support, and the colleagues at Radio-Canada's workshops.
9 MAR to 31 DEC
7 OCT to 29 OCT
À la découverte du parc Frédéric-Back
7 OCT to 8 OCT
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