HANNA SYBILLE MÜLLER & ERIN ROBINSONG + HUGO DALPHOND + HÉLÈNE MESSIER
Hanna Sybille Müller & Erin Robinsong
Polymorphic Microbe Bodies
An open room. Or a living body. Or a laboratory of sensations. The audience is choreographed by the experience. How is a human being simultaneously host to a diversity of entities and one of the organisms of this ecosystem? Alternately a germ, a bacterium, and an observer, the spectator is at once the canvas, the artwork, and the experiencer in this multisensory space where dance is not only seen but also perceived with all of one’s body.
Onstage: Hanna Sybille Müller, Erin Robinsong, Kelly Keenan, Adam Kinner, Lara Oundjian, Jory Strachan. Collaborator: Merlin Sheldrake.
Étude sur la pénombre
Hugo’s scenography enables the study of the spectator-performer relation of copresence in a dim setting, through which a dramaturgy of darkness emerges. Since obscurity is hard for the eye to sustain, the situation engenders a different understanding of what is real. The limited perception of the space and of the artist’s movement blurs the borders between materiality and optical illusion. If the action doesn’t exist and it is the eye that creates its own dance, is the creator choreographing the experience as much as the body?
Onstage: François Richard. Collaborator: Mathieu Seulement.
How does one inhabit immobility? Evoking butoh and art modelling, Hélène is looking to reach a meditative state that she shares with the audience. Based on imaginary and sensitive impulses, she allows her body to be so that it can become a work of art, a landscape. Minimalist gestures, slowness, movement repetitions and a waltz with tempo establish a non-time, or a return to a universal time.
Onstage: Hélène Messier. Collaborators: Hugo Dalphond, Olivier Girouard, David Rancourt.