Fortier Danse-Création / Paul-André Fortier
November 14-15-16 at 8 p.m.
Meet the choreographer : November 15
Downstage, two men of a certain age move forward – the outstanding dancer and choreographer Paul-André Fortier and the violinist and brilliant improviser Malcolm Goldstein. Is it a solo? A duo? In a to-and-fro of bow-stokes and dance movements, they embark on a call and response, at first cautiously and then with definite temerity in a blur of hypnotic notes and febrile movement. This is the vertigo of two artists walking on the tightrope of creation. Side by side, each takes the measure of the other at a glance, acknowledging the other with a smile as they create a powerful resonance. Their melancholy is palpable, yet they never let sadness get the upper hand as they inject into the sweet nostalgia that imbues this piece a childlike complicity. In these two bodies laden with experience, and underneath the wrinkles lining their mischievous eyes, lies an undisguised joie de vivre, a delightful serenity.
PERFORMANCE FEATURED IN ÉVÉNEMENT SOLOS[S]
“Fervent admirers of virtuosity should take note that Fortier, who is in his sixties, has lost none of his vigour, charisma and amazing elegance.”
Mélanie Viau, www.montheatre.qc.ca, 2008 (about Cabane)
“I am left with the memory of the remarkable movements of a minuscule giant who has convinced us that beauty can turn up anywhere.”
Tristan Malavoy-Racine, Voir, 2006 (about Solo 30x30)
Paul-André Fortier (dance) and Malcolm Goldstein (violon)
Assistant choreographer / Rehearsal director
Lighting design and installation
Coproduced by Agora de la danse (Montreal), Dance Canada Festival (Ottawa), Théâtre du Bic (Gaspésie) and Dancing on the Edge Festival (Vancouver).