Tangente

 
Address Rue. Cherrier, Montreal, Ontario, Canada
Schedule NEW WAVES A youthful dance generation advances, destabilizes, assembles an imaginative web of ideas about art and an ever-changing world. This annual peer-juried collection of short works by young creators, poised at the beginning of their professional life, offers brief and vivid glimpses of possible futures. October 1, 2, 3, 7:30 PM, October 3, 4, 4 PM First Surging : Allison Blakley (Concordia), Barthélémy Glumineau (autodidacte), Thierry Huard (LADMMI), Andrée-Anne Ratthé (UQÀM) et Dominique Thomas (LADMMI). Invited guest: Evan Teitelbaum (The Juilliard School), chosen by Alexandra Wells, professor. October 8, 9, 10 7:30 PM, October 11, 4 PM Second Swells :Julia Male, Ashlea Watkin. Invited guests: Alexandra "Spicey" Landé (Coup de pouce Vue sur la relève 2008), Helen Simoneau (USA). BEING HUMAN This thematic group of dance works brings together choreographies that are above all expressive, kinetic chronicles of the contemporary human predicament. Emotion drives the movement. Historically linked to the traditions of dance-drama and expressionism, these are choreographic compositions in which dancers portray the inner psyche and social lives of particular human beings. October 15, 16, 17, 7:30 PM, October 18, 4 PM La fille sauvage de Champagne - Nadine Sures in a choerography by Deborah Dunn (Trial & Eros) A captured wild child of the forest becomes a cultural experiment. Wry social commentary based on a true story. www.nadinesures.com Manteau long en laine marine porté sur un pull à encolure détendue avec un pantalon peau de pêche et des chaussures pointues en nubuck rouge - DELGADO FUCHS Marco Delgado et Nadine Fuchs (Suisse et Belgique) Accessible but slightly indecent. Sarcastic but not static. Contradiction. Sex. Bravado. A multi character duet. www.delgadofuchs.com ***A fifth performance has been added on Saturday, October 24, 4 PM*** October 22, 23, 24, 7:30 PM, October 25, 4 PM Celui qui aime est à Dachau- Sophie Dalès et Francis Ducharme Love; heaven and hell on earth. Not a pretty story. October 29, 30, 31, 7:30 PM, November 1, 4 PM The most together we’ve ever been - Public Recordings/Ferlin Productions, Ame Henderson (Toronto, Can.)/Matija Ferlin (Pula, Croatia) The awkwardness and heartbreak of being together. The fragility and potential of beginnings. www.publicrecordings.org Top of page November 2009 November 19, 20, 21, 7:30 PM, November 22, 4 PM Cible de dieu - Jacques Poulin-Denis A balancing artist dangerously attempts the impossible. Rest assured, it's not what you think... November 26, 27, 28, 7:30 PM, November 29, 4 PM L’invasion du vide - Catherine Gaudet A party. A ritual. A purging of imbalance, a release of primal energies. Top of page December 2009 DANCES FOR THE FAMILY These two interdisciplinary projects were created for intergenerational audiences, but particularly intended for youthful frames of mind. What is dance for young spectators if not an opportunity for choreographers to at last exercise a boundless imagination, unfettered by grown-up censorship? December 5 & 6, 2 PM & 4 PM Le mal de Bonamo (7-14 years old) - Serge Lafortune An epic fable of love and combat told through theatrical movement and vast projected images. December 12, 7:30 PM & December 13, 4 PM Amqui (14-17 years old) - Marie-Ève Albert 4 single women, a man and their solution to a dwindling population. A tongue-in-cheek tale of rural exodus. Top of page January 2010 IMPULSIONS In these aesthetics of the organic, the choreographers excavate bodily systems (nervous, skeletal, muscular…), liberating and shaping energetic movement qualities into distinct, personal and non-literal “languages of dance”. Although the dancer-as-human is inevitably present, these visceral dances put a palpable physicality on display. Here are the post-modern progeny of the formalist movement. January 14, 15, 16, 7:30 PM, January 17, 4 PM 1976 - BAND OF BLESS -Dana Michel A work that mutates as it travels - 1976 will be remixed in each city with a change of dance partner and musician. L’objet métaphysique - Frédéric Marier Objects are the object. What is the reality? See, hear and experience a new take on object modified movement. January 21, 22, 23, 7:30 PM, January 24, 4 PM Transformation- Katie Ward The violence of science. 5 dancers connect and transform in a multilayered collision of molecular and emotional energies. CHOREO-GRAPHIC In these seven new creations, encounters of the visual and kinetic arts take on myriad forms: flesh and light, motion and electrons, bodies and objects. In this collection of cross-disciplinary compositions, material and immaterial images are set into richly textured motion. Feasts for the eye, the body and…the mind. January 21, 22, 23, 7:30 PM, January 24, 4 PM Peau d'Or, sors de l'ombre! - Emmanuelle Calvé Shedding skins; the body’s transformation. Shedding fears and connecting to innate Beauty; the soul’s journey. www.emmanuellecalve.com the BodyHeat Zoo - Michaël Cros / La Méta-Carpe (France) Welcome to the BodyHeat Zoo, a performance-exhibition. Please wander freely amidst the cages. www.lametacarpe.com - http://chu-lmc.blogspot.com Top of page February 2010 February 4, 5, 6, 7:30 PM, February 7, 4 PM La marche invisible - Annie Gagnon Two works. A richly symbolic sculptural installation provides the environment for this archetypal journey. February 11, 12, 13, 7:30 PM, February 14, 4 PM Chaudières, déplacements et paysages - Alan Lake (Québec) In a fantastical environment five dancers and many objects poetically distort reality. Stuck - Marie-Claire Forté The mutability of identity is questioned in this duet for dancer and sculptured torso. February 18, 19, 20, 7:30 PM, February 21, 4 PM La compagnie des Soeurs Schmutt présente Petites Pièces de poche une chorégraphie de Séverine Lombardo Intimate dialogues between light and the moving body, as viewed by a transitory public. www.soeurschmutt.com La physique - Anne Thériault Science. Fiction. 2 teams (the blondes and the brunettes) incorporate, and skewer, the laws of physics. IDEA-BASED DANCES These six choreographers, three Canadians residing in Belgium and three Montrealers, bear witness to an important resurgence of Conceptual Dance over half a century after its inception as an avant-garde artistic movement. Enriched by panels, discussions and lectures, the nature and purpose of these thinking bodies and these dancing minds will be reconsidered within socio-historical frameworks. February 25, 26, 27, 7:30 PM, February 28, 4 PM CORPS.RELATIONS - Maria Kefirova The body-mind split is animated by a dancer and her (virtual) talking head. An absurd in-and-out of body experience. Bliss - Lise Vachon (Belgique) What if we could retrieve and prolong the resonance of our favourite moments? A reflection on the suspension of time. www.michele-noiret.be Top of page March 2010 March 4, 5, 6, 7:30 PM, March 7, 4 PM Ne pas se réduire à des expériences d’admiration - Caroline Dubois When an idea is personal territory, how is the space negotiated? A duet. New creation - Ula Sickle (Belgique) in association with Dinozord (RDC). A production of Rebecca September vzw (Belgique) Looping the loop : From African dance to American hip hop and back again. www.ulasickle.com March 11, 12, 13, 7:30 PM, March 14, 4 PM Nouvelle création - Andrew Turner A robust trio tackles faith and the absence of it. Nihilistic physicality. Uncanny Valley - Tawny Andersen (Belgique) A physical monologue exploring the persuasive potential of the body through manipulated, displaced cinematic material. BEING HUMAN This thematic group of dance works brings together choreographies that are above all expressive, kinetic chronicles of the contemporary human predicament. Emotion drives the movement. Historically linked to the traditions of dance-drama and expressionism, these are choreographic compositions in which dancers portray the inner psyche and social lives of particular human beings. March 18, 19, 20, 7:30 PM, March 21, 4 PM Das Haus Projekt/Le Home Project - Isabel Mohn In the world and in their home, 5 characters struggle to maintain their individuality. Society versus inner life. SEXES EDGY WOMEN 2010 March 22 to March 28 The Sexes series this year features the women of “Edgy”. Curator Myriam Ginestier favours transgressive performers, women who delight in shifting boundaries, playing with the limits of decency, flaunting gendered identities, emotional excesses and sometimes descent into chaos. Prepare for a wild ride. For more details, see : www.edgywomen.ca Top of page April 2010 IN LIMBO March 29 to April 18 Project in association with Compagnie de Brune - Lynda Gaudreau. Tangente “on the road” “Printemps de la Danse”, Maisons de la Culture (March-April) Since 1995 Tangente and the Maisons de la Culture network have selected three choreographic productions from the preceding Tangente season to tour the seven to ten Maisons de la Culture in Montreal. www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/accesculture Top of page May 2010 ELEKTRO_POETIK Tangente guest curator, social critic and instigator, Norman[n] Marcy advances choreographic works charged with electronic media. Through these multi-disciplined and collaborative experimentations, in which flesh interfaces with microchips, we ponder probable futures for contemporary dance and the human race. In supplement to the performances: a forum of researchers and practitioners of electronic arts. Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2; Wednesday, May 5 to Sunday, May 9 At 7:30 PM except Sunday at 4 PM BlindAge- de la compagnie BAnG ! de Brut.., Norman[n] Marcy Real and virtual dancers take movement to new techno heights. http://web.mac.com/bangdebrut CIRCULATIONS: DANCE ROADS The creations of five choreographers, living and working in as many cities, occupy this thematic framework devoted to the movement of artists, cultures and ideas. All are performed in the time of a single evening, in vivid testimony to the persistence of radically singular visions in contemporary dance aesthetics. Tangente joins European presenters in this 9th annual tour of the Dance Roads network to five cities. A marathon programme with new works from Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Wales and Canada. Three nights only. Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 16 At 7:30 PM except Sunday at 4 PM 9th annual tour of the Dance Roads - Virginie Brunelle (Montréal), Jens Van Daele (Arnheim), Lars Dahl Pedersen (Aarhus), Ambra Senatore (Torino), Cai Tomos (Cardiff). THE MIA MAURE PROJECT Our long-standing relationship of two decades with Mia maure choreographers Jacques Brochu and Marie-Stéphane Ledoux has led to this invitation to inhabit our theatre space for a three-week residency, a rare opportunity to elaborate and refine their brand new work. Friday, May 28 to Sunday, May 30 ; Wednesday, June 2 to Sunday, June 6 At 7:30 PM except Sunday at 4 PM In vivo (en latin : au sein du vivant) exposé corporel op.#3 - Jacques Brochu et Marie-Stéphane Ledoux, une production Mia maure danse Scientific meets psychedelic; morphogenetic fields, laws of resonance, phantom limbs, genetic imprint, ancestral memory, video, ritual and more.
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Tangente was born from Montreal's fertile contemporary dance culture of the late 1970's. With the desire to establish a solid organization capable of developing and supporting this burgeoning art form, Dena Davida, Louis Guillemette, Silvy Panet Raymond and Howard Abrams founded Tangente in 1980. The first performances were in 1981. In the course of it's first 10 years Tangente established itself as an important presenter of small scale, trendsetting contemporary dance, "danse actuelle", both local and international. Marie Chouinard, Ginette Laurin, Andrew Harwood, Steve Paxton, Daniel Soulières and Louise Bédard were... [more]

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