Léveillé has created another masterful work with his signature style (…) Stripped dance back to its essence, removing all artifice, Léveillé creates a piece of great beauty that celebrates the human condition. Rachel Levine, Montreal Rampage
For 40 years, Daniel Léveillé has been an iconoclastic pioneer at the vanguard of both the national and international contemporary dance scenes. In Solitudes duo, the master choreographer expands on the themes first visited in his award-winning Solitudes solo. In a sequence of physically demanding duos, couples connect in a white space that both limits and liberates them, a metaphor for the emotional paradoxes in human relationships. Modesty, passion, indifference, affection and lust are all discovered in movement that is potent, pared down, guileless, and surprisingly tender.
NOTE: partial nudity
Production: Daniel Léveillé Danse
Co-producers: CanDance Creation Funds; Festival TransAmériques (Montréal); Kinosaki International Arts Center; Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster); Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape – Yuval Pick; Agora de la danse (Montréal); Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton); National Arts Centre (Ottawa); CDC Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson; Studio Bizz (Montréal).
With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Performance is approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.