Benoît Lachambre and Kathy Casey in residence

Events, Right now

From June14 to 19, 2021 

All in All

All in All is an artistic, social, and political reflection on themes of human migration and the construction of identity. The last part of a trilogy composed of Lifeguard and Fluid Grounds, All in All demonstrates how our history shapes or takes part in our conditioning. Through various resonating processes and rituals, the work suggests the creation of an individual and collective mythology.

All in All is composed of three performance duos. Khalil Prince and multimedia artist Tarek Chemaly join forces in L’Ogre, le Phénix et l’Ami Fidèle around a structure that draws on anamnesis and the collective unconscious; in El perro de fuego y la rata de agua, Benoît Lachambre and Mexican artist Ricardo Rubio initiate a reverberating ritual that explodes notions of space and body; Boreal Castles brings together Rachel Harris and Elinor Fueter in an architectural performance in which sensations and connections are constantly evolving and engage all levels of affect.

The residency in Joliette represents an essential research phase before combining the three sections of the piece. A residency in Mexico is also planned in 2021. We sincerely hope that members of the Joliette community join us in viewing this work in progress and discuss it among us.

 


Biographies

Benoît Lachambre is committed to an exploratory approach to movement and its sources as a means to rediscovering its authenticity. His approach is deeply interwoven with the senses so that connecting the artistic and the somatic becomes a necessity. In his creative process, he aims at thoroughly exploring the empathetic experience of the performer and the spectator and the intrinsic malleability of both roles.

Artistic Director of Montreal Danse since 1996, Kathy Casey works as a dramaturge with choreographers who are rethinking, redefining and reworking what is dance. Through a process of deep questioning of performance and the body, she encourages bold ideas and helps discovering ways to express them and give them form. She also organizes and facilitates an annual choreographic research workshop, runs research labs and facilitates or co-facilitates dance and interdisciplinary dramaturgy workshops.

 

Information

From June14 to 19, 2021
Creative Residency


Image in a banner : 

© Montréal Danse, Boreal Castles, 2019. Performer: Elinor Fueter.


Credits

Artistic direction, choreographic ideation, curator: Benoît Lachambre
Dramatist: Kathy Casey
Production: Montréal Danse
Coproduction: Montréal Danse, Par B.L.eux
Partners in creation: Kathy Casey, Rachel Harris, Elinor Fueter, Charlie Prince, Benoît Lachambre, Ricardo Rubio, Victor Hugo Malafacha, Abraham Jaykob
Performers: Rachel Harris, Elinor Fueter, Charlie Prince, Benoît Lachambre, Ricardo Rubio

 

Montréal Danse receives support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

 

In collaboration with Diffusion Hector-Charland.

Théâtre Hector-Charland