ON THE BRINK
Two bodies excavate a sculptural ecosystem that vaguely recalls an artificial nature. The space becomes an obscure terrain for a dystopian ritual. The performers search, examine, and imbue themselves in this synthetic world; an ecofuturistic exploration where the deconstruction of the site, its transformation from one state to another takes the audience into the microscopic realm of sound. The vibrations provoked by manipulating raw materials sends an earthquake through our inner landscapes, moving our muscles, our fluids, and our cells. What can be unearthed when delving into the memories of our bodies connecting with this strange land?
“Morin and Goulet are part of a new generations of dance artists that pay great attention in their work to the vitality of materials and the human rapport to the living.''
- Le Devoir
Co-creation and performance: Alexandre Morin + Jonathan Goulet
Scenography: Angela Rassenti in collaboration with Other Animals
Costumes: Angela Rassenti
Lighting design: Hugo Dalphond
Dramaturgy: Mathieu Leroux
Artistic consultant: Sophie Michaud
Duration: 50 min
Premier: January 16-19th 2020 at Tangente, Espace vert of the Wilder Building, Montreal.
Residency partners: Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Danse à la Carte, Compagnie Flak/José Navas, Stable/Dana Gingras.
On the Brink received the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and le Conseil des arts de Montréal.