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Animal Triste

2016-06-06 20:30 2016-06-06 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: MAYDAY

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Mélanie Demers, choreographer and artistic director of MAYDAY, uses the stage as a platform to examine the role of the artist, and the theatre as a space to meditate on the fate of the world and individuals. Her works, created in collaboration with her core group of dancers, highlight the darker corners of the human condition – but are careful not to condemn or yield to a sterile defeatism; unquestionably committed, they are at the same time distress signals and an invitation to...

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La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins,333 King Edward Ave.,Ottawa,Canada
Mon, June 6, 2016
8:30 PM EDT
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave. Ottawa Canada
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Dance Contemporary
“Somehow, we see both the victories and the defeats at the same time, and that is Demers’ greatness as a choreographer.”” Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail
World Premiere

Mélanie Demers, choreographer and artistic director of MAYDAY, uses the stage as a platform to examine the role of the artist, and the theatre as a space to meditate on the fate of the world and individuals. Her works, created in collaboration with her core group of dancers, highlight the darker corners of the human condition – but are careful not to condemn or yield to a sterile defeatism; unquestionably committed, they are at the same time distress signals and an invitation to change. In the company’s name, MAYDAY, she perceives both hope and despair.

Animal Triste is a world premiere and a co-production of the Canada Dance Festival.  MAYDAY was last seen at the CDF in 2012 with Demers powerful and poignant dancework Junkyard/Paradise.

Enhance your dance – Stay in your seats following the show to participate in an informal, enlightening post-show  chat with Soraya Peerbaye.