KAITLYN RAMSDEN – BALL$
PRÉSENTATION PUBLIQUE – DIM 30 AVRILRÉSERVATION
« As a dance artist I am interested in investigating the body, its relationship to itself, other bodies,
and space. I am in constant search of how to re-present theses bodies in new ways on stage or through the frame. Currently I am investigating ways to trigger the body’s movement that are external and that use all of our sens, such as through games, physical obstacles, or through navigating new spaces and locations. In using all of our faculties to move we let go of the perception of our bodies as aesthetic tools and can access the living, breathing, matter of our flesh and reflexes. Through this work I wish to consider how to re-frame virtuosity. I am also interested in reinvigorating our emotional response to movement, and opening the channels that have perhaps been obstructed by for the formative years of our dance training. »
GENEVIÈVE BOLLA – SUSAN PAULSON
All the strings attached
PRÉSENTATION PUBLIQUE – DIM 26 MARSRÉSERVATION
Photo : Isabelle Germain
De façon particulière, la femme post-féministe et ses enjeux m’interpellent et j’aime revisiter cette réalité sous différents angles. Dans le traitement des thèmes qui m’inspirent, je me soucie de l’accessibilité du contenu. La création est la voie que j’emprunte pour susciter un questionnement chez le spectateur en le mettant en contact avec un langage capable de le déstabiliser, voire le secouer. Je crois que l’état de vulnérabilité ainsi créé ouvre la voie à une réflexion qui possiblement peut se poursuivre à la sortie du spectacle. Le langage qui m’intéresse exige un fort investissement chez l’interprète car j’aime mettre en scène l’énergie brute des individus. Afin de valoriser le caractère explosif de mon langage, je privilégie un cadre épuré où rien n’est laissé au hasard. En bref, mon esthétique est reconnaissable à la fougue qui anime ma danse et à l’environnement très structuré dans lequel les interprètes évoluent.
As a human, interpreter and creator I have the desire to move and be moved by people, to create authentic connections and use performance as a vessel to provoke change. Many of us carry blockages and I believe that dance and performance can provide access and the possibility to release and resolve these issues. Among my influences include, Margie Gillis, Dave St-Pierre and Ann Liv Young, artists whom provoke reaction each in their own right.
DUNNO WAT U KNO (CHÉ PAS KESS TU C)
PRÉSENTATION PUBLIQUE – DIM 11 DÉCRÉSERVATION
SA DÉMARCHE ARTISTIQUE
« For me, the beauty of dance lies in the visceral expression of the body. As the field of contemporary dance grows and hybridizes with other artistic disciplines, I believe that physical expression remains fundamental to the art form. I trust in the capacity of the body to express my ideas, rather than relying on text or other references to explain them. I always aim to put the conceptual into the physical. I am inspired by concepts that can only be described physically.
I believe that if an idea is most efficiently expressed through words or music, it should be developed into an essay or a song. »
HEATHER STEWART – PULL/TIRER
PRÉSENTATION PUBLIQUE – DIM 6 NOVRÉSERVATION
SA DÉMARCHE ARTISTIQUE
« My work is inherently physical, driven by the body and made to exploit the expressive potential of pure movement. Within my practice movement vocabularies arise out of physical and ethereal memory. This process is framed by an underlying interest in the abstraction and deconstruction of the classical dance body. My work engages repetition of movement phrases and patterns as a way of uncovering personal expression. Physical rigor and exhaustion is an intrinsic part of my work. I am interested in creating movement that explores wide ranges weight of suspension with an emphasis on sharp articulation and clarity of shape. Stripped of arduous stage materials my work offers a return to the simplicity of the fully present body. I develop work in collaboration with French composer Marc Bartissol. Within our process we work closely together to allow the sound and movement to both support and frame each other. »