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La Scena Musicale - Vol. 20, No. 1


by Stefania Neagu / September 5, 2014

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Leonce et Lena
Léonce et Léna

It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran of dance shows or a newbie: from September to December 2014, you can see dance in all its rich and various forms.  Les Grands Ballet Canadians offers a political satire, Léonce et Léna, by German choreographer Christian Spuck, as well as Paquita, featuring the Paris Opera Ballet. The latter, a fantastic work, set in 19th-century Spain, remains relatively unknown compared to the family classic The Nutcracker, performed in December. (www.grandballets.com)

At Agora de la danse, choreographers Mathilde Monnier, who is French, and La Ribot, who is Spanish, are reunited in Gustavia, where burlesque and comedy are at the service of serious, and even somber, themes: death, womanhood, the artist. Performances take place from October 29 to November 1; on October 27 the show will be preceded by a free interview at the studio with the two artists. (www.agoradanse.com

Agora de la danse also presents 6,3 Évanouissements, a Quebecois creation by Danse-Cité.Directed by Michel F. Côté and Catherine Tardif, this work brings together six performers and choreographers to create an interplay between the individual and the collective, driven by the imperative of the falling body.  (www.danse-cite.org)

Choreographer Ginette Laurin celebrates the 30-year anniversary of her company O Vertigo with the show Thirst, presented at Théâtre Maisonneuve as part of the seventeenth season of Danse Danse. The theme of thirst is approached roughly, lyrically and at high speed by the eight dancers: thirst for love, for liberty, but also for knowledge, power and vengeance. A show full of exuberant and contagious energy. (www.overtigo.com)

Also at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Danse Danse presents iTMOi (in the mind of igor) from October 30 to November 1. A creation of choreographer Akram Khan, this work was conceived for the centenary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Khan was inspired by the personality of Stravinsky to come up with a new, ultra-modern version of the work and added the themes of love, marriage, and faith to the existing theme of sacrifice. A must-see. (www.dansedanse.ca)

Translation: Rona Nadler

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