CRÉATION ESTELLE CLARETON | BOULEVERSEMENT
A dance of survival and abandonment, the solo Bouleversement is a short epic tale about human apprehension of impending disaster.
A woman in the grip of restless movement rears up, seized by unfathomable fear. Facing an inescapable threat, she tries to subdue the implacable mechanics of anxiety, shifting from stupor to distress, and then vibrant resistance. As her body and mind join forces in a last-chance dance, she reveals a resilience previously hidden in the shadows.
How will humans react to an imminent, inexorable catastrophe? Haunted by images of the tsunami that devastated coastal Thailand in 2004, the choreographer Estelle Clareton explores with the dancer Esther Rousseau-Morin the mechanisms of apprehension and anxious anticipation triggered by the approach of a tragic event. A blend of dance and theatre, Bouleversement is nourished by human reflexes, by responses to stress (inertia, flight, paralysis) and the physical components of the tidal wave (earthquake, massive waves, waters receding ahead of the tsunami), incarnating, in the body states presented, our shared existential fragilities.
Choregrapher: Estelle Clareton
Dancer and cocreater: Esther Rousseau-Morin
Assistant choreographer: Annie Gagnon
- As our seating capacity is limited and we wish to reach as many people as possible, we are offering Bouleversement, from May 7 to 14, 2021 as webcasts that can be viewed in the comfort of your living room!