The door opened west (in English)
Festival TransAmériques presents

The door opened west (in English)

From June 12th to 29th 2021
For more information about this event, please contact Festival TransAmériques at billetterie@fta.ca or at +1 514-844-3822.

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The door opened west

Marc Boivin + Sarah Chase

 

Bashfully, he walks to the front of an empty stage, as though he was venturing into the land of his own memory. With his hands and words, he summons vibrant light beams from the darkness, erecting the delicate architecture of his life story. Whether by sharing tender childhood memories or by recalling his father’s terrible illness, Marc Boivin bares himself in this autobiographical solo inspired by various conversations and excerpts from his diary. The veteran dancer trades his virtuosity for a humble language of the heart, in a dialogue with darkness and light.

Painstakingly developed over five years in collaboration with Boivin, the choreography by Sarah Chase is reminiscent of the refined and intricate geometry of a life narrative. Using repetition and superposed movements, words, light sequences, and sound environments, and integrating elements of nature, The door opened west alternates between apparition and disappearance and gracefully celebrates the language of the body, a treasure trove of memories.

 

Length: 45 min

In English

 

Choreographed by Sarah Chase

Performed by Marc Boivin

 

Photo Michael Slobodian

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The door opened west

Marc Boivin + Sarah Chase

 

Bashfully, he walks to the front of an empty stage, as though he was venturing into the land of his own memory. With his hands and words, he summons vibrant light beams from the darkness, erecting the delicate architecture of his life story. Whether by sharing tender childhood memories or by recalling his father’s terrible illness, Marc Boivin bares himself in this autobiographical solo inspired by various conversations and excerpts from his diary. The veteran dancer trades his virtuosity for a humble language of the heart, in a dialogue with darkness and light.

Painstakingly developed over five years in collaboration with Boivin, the choreography by Sarah Chase is reminiscent of the refined and intricate geometry of a life narrative. Using repetition and superposed movements, words, light sequences, and sound environments, and integrating elements of nature, The door opened west alternates between apparition and disappearance and gracefully celebrates the language of the body, a treasure trove of memories.

 

Length: 45 min

In English

 

Choreographed by Sarah Chase

Performed by Marc Boivin

 

Photo Michael Slobodian

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