MAYDAY

Animal Triste

La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave., Ottawa
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave., Ottawa
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MAYDAY Danse

Photo: Mathieu Doyon

MAYDAY Danse

Photo: Mathieu Doyon

MAYDAY Danse

Photo: Mathieu Doyon

MAYDAY Danse

Photo: Mathieu Doyon

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.

“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

“Demers… readily follows the less busy paths.”

S. Brody, La Presse

“Demers brings her social conscience to the dance scene with highly creative work that manages to juggle the strange, the political and the humorous without ever dropping the balls. A call to action that is fuelled by the power of imagination.”

Sylvain Verstricht, Indyish

Credits

  • Mélanie Demers Choreographer
  • Alexandre Pilon Guay Technical Director, Lighting Designer

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