2020 Spring Tour

Cancelled due to COVID-19

The entire L’affadissement du merveilleux team will fly this spring to perform for audiences in France, Germany, Portugal and Lithuania.

Associate Producer and Development: DLD-Daniel Léveillé Danse

March 19 and 20  |  L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet   Trafò (Budapest, Hungary) –  Cancelled due to COVID-19  

March 23   |  L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet  |  Festival Le Grand Bain / Le Gymnase (Roubaix, France) –  Cancelled due to COVID-19  

March 25  |  L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet  |  Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours (Tours, France) –  Cancelled due to COVID-19  

April 24 and 25 | L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet  | Festival DDD – Dias da dança(Porto, Portugal) –  Cancelled due to COVID-19

April 29 | L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet | Teatro Academico Gil Vicente (Coimbra, Portugal) –  Cancelled due to COVID-19

May 2 and 3  |  L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet  |  New Baltic Dance Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania) –  Cancelled due to COVID-19

May 31  |  L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet  |  Festival Perspectives (Saarbrücken, Germany) –  Cancelled due to COVID-19

June 5 and 6  |  L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet  |  Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster, Germany) –  Cancelled due to COVID-19

June 13  |  L’affadissement du merveilleux  –  Catherine Gaudet  |  June Events (Paris, France) –  Cancelled due to COVID-1

L’affadissement du merveilleux (The Fading of the Marvellous)

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
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