Direction assistée, or power steering in automobile terms, is a mechanical orientation system that supports changing directions. It is also a choreographic work performed by four artists who assign themselves roles and challenge themselves to experience the twists and turns of language.
Conceptualisation & choreography:
Cocreation in studio:
Karina Iraola, Dean Makarenko, Maria Kefirova, Elinor Fueter, Audrée Juteau, Charo Foo Tai Wei, Jacqueline Van de Geer
Diagramme, gestion culturelle
Financial supports :
Conseil des Arts du Canada, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
Performance on stage:
Elinor Fueter, Karina Iraola, Maria Kefirova, Jacqueline Van de Geer
Production & presentation:
Magdalena Marszalek (Créations Estelle Clareton's support)
La Serre-Arts Vivants, Espace le vrai monde?, Maison de la Culture Mont-Royal, Centre d’Art Diane Dufresne, Grands Ballets Canadiens, Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux, Salle Paul Buissonneau, MAI - montréal, arts interculturels et Maison de la culture Ahuntsic
How are we choreographed by verbal communication?
Four people attempt to answer this question through language games with a series of speaking codes and communication challenges.
The quartet explores the spectators’ influence and engages them in surprising and sometimes imperceptible conversations. Juggling riddles and verbal jousts, the tasks inspire pleasure while uniting and organizing the group.
Drawing unexpected connections, Direction assistée reveals ways of entering into relation. Our perceptions are transformed through this choreography of subversive exchanges.