Breach is an invitation to a distorted Marineland in the theatre, a deep dive into the body through breath, dissolving borders between humans and animals. Amidst the haze and dense violet light are the bodies of 6 performers and a pile of inflatable orcas. Much like tourists visiting an aquarium, the audience sits around the stage in order to observe these bodies in movement. Intertwined with the orcas, a sound performer guides the transformation and migration of the dancers with the help of microphones attached on the synthetic creatures, amplifying the subtleties of the breath work. In this strange space that oscillates between imaginary ocean and a dystopian aquarium, the delirious narration of a YouTuber talks about spirit animals and her special connection with orcas, interrupting the rigorous choreographic work.
Choreography: Alexandre Morin
Sound artist and performer: Jonathan Goulet
Performers: Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Noémie Dufour-Campeau, Leïla Mailly, Chloé Ouellet-Payeur, Simon Renaud
Lighting Design: Hugo Dalphond
Dramaturgy: Mathieu Leroux, Sophie Michaud
Duration: 45 min
Premiere: March 6-9th 2019 at Tangente, Espace vert of the Wilder Building, Montreal.
Residency partners: Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, Compagnie Flak/José Navas, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and Stable/Dana Gingras.
Breach has received the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, le Conseil des arts de Montréal and la Caisse de la Culture Desjardins.