With LA LOBA (“She-wolf” in Spanish), artist-choreographer Aurélie Pedron sets up shop in an unusual location in Montreal. Guided by 12 remarkable contemporary dancers, viewers are invited to an experience unlike any other.
In an interplay of appearances and disappearances, full light and total darkness, sound creations and video installations, Aurélie and her collaborators subvert the notions of time and representation through a series of micro-performances for a limited number of spectators. In a maze of rooms, with diverse sensibilities and atypical performances, the female body appears both real and evanescent, permanent and ephemeral.
A recent recipient of the Prix découverte de la danse de Montréal (2015) and frequent collaborator with Danse-Cité (Corps Caverneux, Souk Cité 1, Les Impatients), the choreographer adopts an approach that is nothing less than a quest for humanity. Venturing into her creative den, we must loosen the bonds of the intellect, allowing our perceptions and sensations to guide us. It is up to each of us to create our own personal path. An experience imbued with mystery and sacredness. Not to be missed!
Artistic direction and installation creation : Aurélie Pedron
In collaboration with the performers : Ariane Boulet, Karina Champoux, Marie Claire Forté, Annie Gagnon, Rachel Harris, Karina Iraola, Audrée Juteau, Linda Rabin, Catherine Tardif, Anne Thériault, Alexane Tremblay, Lucie Vigneault
Set designer and artistic direction assistant : Eduardo Ruiz Vergara
Music : Michel F Côté
Rehearsal director & dramaturgy : Kathy Casey
Creative Residency : Studio 303, Recto Verso, UQAM Département de danse, Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Laboratoire de l'Agora de la danse
A Danse-Cité production, in collaboration with Lilith & Cie. With the financial support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.