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ULTRAVIOLET

ULTRAVIOLET

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April 27, 2023 to May 6, 2023

Théâtre Maisonneuve - Place des Arts Book

The universes of three contemporary choreographers find echoes in each other in this audacious mixed bill, exploring different aspects of our collective and individual subconsciousness. Ultraviolet investigates through different lenses the hidden motives behind our actions. Shedding light on the shadows living within us, dance becomes the vector of radiant revelations.

Cass Mortimer Eipper, award-winning dancer of the West Australian Ballet and the Sydney Dance Company, is driven by an exploration of alternate realities. Worlds that help us to reassess our senses and cognition as we journey through lands made from mismatched bits and pieces. His piece Substrate is one of these re-formed
collages: a creation that explores the mysterious sensory and control apparatus
known as our nervous system.

Canadian choreographer Kristen Céré has distinguished herself notably at Nederlands Dans Theater and is interested in the complexity and depth of human emotion. Delightful Disruption attempts to investigate the fragile and dark regions within us longing for light. In this intimate creation, Céré uses movement to explore a way of navigating through visceral and raw expression while taking a closer look at
the shadow within.

Finally, Vancouver-based artist Lesley Telford, who spent years with the Nederland Dans Theater, presents the piece Beguile. The choreographer explores interconnectivity, the influence we have on others and the influence others have on our individuality. Are we really independent beings?