À travers la pared

Élodie Lombardo
Les soeurs Schmutt

April 1st to 4 and 8 to 11, 2015

Rencontre avec les artistes : April 2nd and 9th after the show. Host: Guy Corneau

April 1st to 3rd at 8PM / April 4th at 4PM
April 8th to 10th at 8PM / April 11th at 4PM

In the winter of 2014, Élodie Lombardo (Les sœurs Schmutt) invited six Mexican and Quebecois dancers to a century-old open-air prison for women and children (now long closed) in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. There, they created a highly sensitive work that immerses audiences in the troubling world inhabited by six individuals on a quest for freedom. Transposed, in Montreal, into a closed performance space (yet with room for movement and an encounter with audiences), À travers la pared (Beyond the wall) explores our inner walls, those we never cease to construct and deconstruct in order to protect ourselves or escape. Tinged with a reflection on human limitations and the touching fragility of life, the choreographer gives expression to confinement and madness in a way that is both poetic and cathartic. Dance, video and theatre are woven into this show to create a dramatic dialogue between two performance spaces: the desert-like immensity surrounding a Mexican prison space, and the physical and dreamlike landscapes of theatre.

Choreographer: Élodie Lombardo
Performers: Cristóbal Barreto, Sarah Dell’Ava, Pamela Grimaldo, Séverine Lombardo, Irma Monterrubio and Jesús Eduardo Rocha
Music: Guido Del Fabbro
Lights and set design: Lucie Bazzo
Videographer and visual conception: Robin Pineda Gould
Dramatugy: Élodie Lombardo and Victor Cuellar
Performers' direction: Indiana Escach
Sound recordist: Kevin Pineda Gould

Cristóbal Barreto © Sigi PabloSarah Dell'Ava © Fabián LópezPamela Grimaldo © Aly KadomSéverine Lombardo © Camille de ChaunacIrma Monterrubio © AafariasJesús Eduardo Rocha © Robin Pineda Gould
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Exalting, baroque, audacious, unexpected, Lombardo borrows from theatre, performance art and the circus, with cinematographic references, and from dance itself; in her inimitable way, she continues to leaves an indelible mark on Montreal’s cultural scene. - Aline Apostolska, La Presse, 2008

This project has been conceived and produced in Mexico by Les sœurs Schmutt and ZONABIERTA Escena Laboratorio, in collaboration with El Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosí. It is produced in Montréal by Danse-Cité. With the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec, the Secretaría de relaciones exteriores and Danse-Cité. Creative Residencies: the Espace Marie Chouinard, O Vertigo, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique and the Département de danse de l’UQAM.

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