L’affadissement du merveilleux in Europe this Summer

The touring team will fly first to Berlin to perform L’affadissement du merveilleux at the Tanz im August festival from August 9 to 11, 2019. It will then make its way to the Brigittines International Festival in Brussels for shows on August 30 and 31, followed by a performance in Hanover as part of the TanzTheatre International on September 2.

Associate producer: DLD-Daniel Léveillé Danse

L’affadissement du merveilleux

Humanity, but taking several steps backwards. A gaze free of affect focused on the life-giving impulse that drives humanity and its obsessive cycles. Performed by five dancers, L’affadissement du merveilleux is a swirling succession of non-stop recurrences – births, deaths, rebirths – a dizzying attempt to portray that which transcends us. Catherine Gaudet is interested in cycles as a universal structure. To give them tangible shape she uses the circular form – spatial, internal, instinctual – as a backdrop. More geometric and clean-lined, these postures nonetheless convey a profoundly human, palpable experience.

Choreography:  Catherine Gaudet
Original performers:  Dany Desjardins, Francis Ducharme, Caroline Gravel, Leïla Mailly, James Phillips
Performers in NYC:   Dany Desjardins, Caroline Gravel, Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Leïla Mailly, James Phillips
Music:  Antoine Berthiaume
Assistant dramaturge / Rehearsal director: Sophie Michaud
Lighting:  Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Costumes:  Max-Otto Fauteaux
Internship performer:  Marie-Philippe Santerre
Produced by:  Lorganisme
Associate producer:  DLD – Daniel Léveillé Danse
Co-produced by:  Agora de la danse (Montreal), Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours (CCNT)
Creative residencies:  Agora de la danse (Montreal), Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours (CCNT), Centre de création O Vertigo (Montreal), Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montreal), École de danse Louise Lapierre (Montreal), Maison de la culture Frontenac (Montreal)

With financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Montreal Arts Council

photo © Mathieu Doyon