Danse-Cité invites you to a new online presentation of Helen Simard's PAPILLON, from February 12 to 14, 2021

If you missed it first time around, Danse-Cité is inviting you to discover Helen Simard’s Papillon, from February 12 at noon to February 14 at 11 p.m. on the lepointdevente.com platform. Arising from constraints but also from new possibilities, the work premiered in a live stream on November 5 from the stage of the Théâtre La Chapelle, co-directed by Frédéric Baune and Helen Simard. It was rebroadcast for the first time from November 13 to 15.

In Papillon, the theme of chaos inspired the creation of three solos that are both distinct and complementary, performed by Nindy Banks, Jean-Pierre Mecdy and Victoria Mackenzie to a musical score by Roger White, Rémy Saminadin and Ted Yates, who also appear on stage. The images captured by several cameras draw us into the very heart of the choreographer's world. They quickly make us forget that the dance is unfolding on a computer screen. Tickets: $10.

Read Léa Villalba’s article from Le Devoir
Read Victor Swoboda’s article from Dance International

Listen to the ConfiDanse podcast by Ariane Famelart with Helen Simard

Tickets: lepointdevente.com

Another original webcast: VERSO by Audrey Bergeron

On September 11 and 12, 2020, Danse-Cité opened its new season with a virtual presentation of Audrey Bergeron’s Verso. This marked the first digital production for both the organization and the artist. The piece was webcast live from the stage of the Prospero Theatre, in an adaptation by Frédéric Baune. Inspired by black-and-white silent films, Verso brings together a quartet of female dancers and a pianist in a poetic and imaginatively manipulated choreographic montage. Today, the work can be viewed at all times on the sceno.tv website. With Kim Henry, Merryn Kritzinger, Jessica Serli and Audrey Bergeron, as well as pianist Roman Zavada. Ticket : $6,49.

Tickets: https://www.sceno.tv/

Photo : Nindy Banks    © Do Phan Hoi