COMPLEXE DES GENRES
Choreography: Virginie Brunelle
Interpreters: Isabelle Arcand, Luc Bouchard-Boissonneault, Claudine Hébert, Audrey Thibodeau, Dominic Caron, Peter Trosztmer
Lighting design: Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Technical director: Andréanne Deschênes
Music: Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Max Richter, Philip Glass, Menomena
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The meeting/clash between masculine and feminine, represented in this performance by the talented Virginie Brunelle, assumes the characteristics of an acrobatic dance: energy-filled, strongly physical, sensual, ironic and irreverent. On stage three men and three women face up to each other, they face each other, intertwining, blending and colliding in the desperate search of an identity. The lithe bodies seem to penetrate each other, denying any pre-existing gender. What is masculine and what is feminine? The affirmation of oneself cannot prescind from the relationship with another, Brunelle seems to tell us: but the protagonists of Complexe des genres have to face up to their respective fears and the obsessive research for perfection, trying to overcome the difficulties in communication between people and the opposite sex, in a continuous tension towards true love and freedom from the ego. With the same courage and irreverence, Virginia Brunelle ‘borrows’ the encoded forms of classical dance, re-elaborating them into a new language, until she creates new images and great expressive power.
The Canadian Virginie Brunelle has broken into the contemporary scene with the raw and emotional character of her performances, obtaining important awards: Bourse David-Kilburn (Wallonie- Brussels for l’OQWBJ), Bourse RIDEAU 2009 (Festival Vue sur la Relève), second place in AICC 2010 (Denmark). She founded her company in 2009 in Montréal, and has taken part in the most important festivals around the world.
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