ANATOMIE D’UN MOTEUR
It was by looking in a rear-view mirror that Alexandre Morin composed this demanding and sensitive solo, summoning up his roots and family history in a docu-fictional approach.
His was a family where mechanics and auto bodywork were in the blood, from father to son. He grew up with his brother in an environment where metal was twisted and shaped, where men worked with their hands. In partnership with his brother Gabriel, who works on the body of an on-screen vehicle during the show, he embraces that heritage, transforming manual labour into a sculptural dance, supported by a script by Mathieu Leroux and music by Jonathan Goulet. The evocative force of the material being struck, hammered and reshaped gives rise to movement that conveys tenderness, along with an underlying meditation on the masculine culture of small towns and rural areas, where there is little room for the expression of feelings or the assertion of difference. Alexandre Morin has chosen to draw analogies and parallels from those differences between artist and artisan. Thus are individuals shaped and formed, learning of and then accepting what is different. Freed from his past and no longer looking back, he gazes now at the road ahead, to pursue his own path.