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Fall 2014

 

Off-season

Avril est le mois le plus cruel

Jocelyne Montpetit Danse / Jocelyne Montpetit

September 14-15-16 and 21-22-23 at 8 PM

Meet the choreographer : September 15

©Shin Koseki
Jocelyne Montpetit
©Shin Koseki

Following the success of her last show La danseuse malade, Jocelyne Montpetit begins a new cycle of work: The Elegies. Alone on stage, carried by her singular approach to butoh, she pulls us into her melancholic world and shares with us the questions that inhabit her. Here, the evocative force of her dancing was inspired by the first verse of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land: April is the cruellest month. At once intense and restrained, like a quiet storm, Jocelyne Montpetit unleashes the imagination, drawing the audience into her inner landscape. Accompanied by Sonoyo Nishikawa who conceived the lighting design, Montpetit creates the distinctive physical language which she has perfected through the years and which has given her the special and unique place she holds in today’s dance world.

“Montreal's Montpetit reduced me to tears with her butoh homage to her last Japanese master, Kazuo Ohno.”

Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail (about Nuit, Nacht, Notte)

Concept and performance
Jocelyne Montpetit

Dramaturgy

Francesco Capitano

Lighting design

Sonoyo Nishikawa

Set and costumes design
Jocelyne Montpetit

Music
Arvo Pärt, Louis Dufort, Scarlatti

Technical director
Philippe Dupeyroux

Recording studio
Studio Créasen

Co-produced by Agora de la danse

Jocelyne Montpetit / Photo ©Shin Koseki
Avril est le mois le plus cruel / Jocelyne Montpetit Danse
Jocelyne Montpetit / Photo ©Shin Koseki