Audrey Bergeron

September 11, 2020 > 8 p.m.
September 12, 2020 > 2 p.m
from the stage of Théâtre Prospero


FROM SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 > 4 p.m.
TO SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 > 11 p.m.


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40 minutes

Inspired by black and white silent films, VERSO brings together a quartet of women and a pianist in a rigged and poetic choreographic montage.

Work adapted by director Frédéric Baune

created in collaboration with the dancers Kim Henry, Merryn Kritzinger, Jessica Serli, Audrey Bergeron
Sophie Michaud artistic consultant & rehearsal director
Marie-Ève Milot dramaturgical consultant
Roman Zavada piano composer and performer
Antoine Berthiaume soundtrack
Marilène Bastien set and costume design
Stéphane Ménigot/Octochrome lighting design

Audrey Bergeron  © Marjorie GuindonJessica Serli  © Marjorie GuindonKim Henry  © Marjorie GuindonMerryn Kritzinger  © Marjorie Guindon

VERSO offers the fruits of research around retrograded movement. Overlaying this process produces strange accents and impulses, a distortion of time and an offbeat reality. The special effects are revealed, the mechanisms in plain sight. With an interplay of suspense, humour and poetry, the work has the vibe of a crime scene, a failed party or an intimate dressing room. Objects and their function are altered, small details shared in close-up.

“The creative process carried us from the screen to the stage and from the stage to the screen, generating a living dialogue between movement, sound and image, between dance, music and film. My desire is to invite the audience to share a moment in our imaginations, somewhere between joy and mystery, between sense and sensibility.”  

Audrey Bergeron

Audrey Bergeron graduated from the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (2005) and has since performed in many productions by Montréal companies and artists. These include: Loops, Lien(s), oZe and Phenomena (Destins Croisés), Vieux Thomas et la petite fée and L’atelier (Bouge de là), Jabbarnack, La couleur du gris and Rue Fable (Omnibus), La vie qui bat, Khaos, Les petites formes and Soif (O Vertigo), SuperSuper and Boules (Line Nault), Parking (Human Playground), Sans faire de bruit (François Marquis), Innervision (14 Lieux) and Danse à quatre temps (Ginette Laurin). In 2017, she took part in a three-month tour of the Netherlands with Tierra, a production of Jens van Daele’s Burning Bridges in collaboration with Ginette Laurin. She was also captain and crew of an improvisation team for more than eight years with Les Imprudanses, a dance improvisation league.

As a choreographer, she has been presented namely by Tangente in their Danses Buissonnières program, as well as by the festivals Bouge d’ici, Zone Homa and Vue sur la Relève. She created a piece for students of the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. Her choreography Pixels (2015) was presented in Montréal, Toronto, Avignon and Düsseldorf. Danse-Cité presented Par le chas de l’aiguille (2016) at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts in Montréal.

Audrey Bergeron has performed in internationally presented screen dance works. She also teaches dance and works as rehearsal and tour director.

Alongside her artistic practice, she is training as an Ericksonian hypnosis practitioner.

Kim Henry  © Marjorie Guindon Kim Henry  © Marjorie Guindon Audrey Bergeron, Jessica Serli, Kim Henry, Merryn Kritzinger  © Marjorie Guindon

coproduction Danse-Cité & Audrey Bergeron

Scenario Pubblico (Italie), the MA—Mouvement Actuel (Guadeloupe), Danse à la Carte, Les Studios, Artificiel, CCOV, Espace Ouvert, Echo House.

financial support
Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Mécènes investis pour les arts and Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal, Danse à la Carte

a special thanks to Hélène Langevin, Hélène Leclair, Line Nault, Alexandre Burton and François Derbas Thibodeau

header photo: Kim Henry  © Marjorie Guindon

WITH THE SUPPORT OF  Théatre Prospero