Designed for seven dancing bodies, Plasticity/Desires deals with notions of individual and mutual desires. Set against an enveloping soundscape, an imposing mass of raw clay and a dark pool of water forms the landscape that these people shape and excavate, like the elements of human nature: instinct, resilience, adaptability, contemplation, creativity, imagination. The discharge of energy, sustained investment and relentlessness reveals a sensuality and abandonment in the performers. The archaeology of their desires manifests itself in an accumulation of gestures that articulate the memories, traces and sensations they carry within them. In this space, the presence of water serves as a portal to the fantasies and delusions of the individuals on stage, allowing them to slip into a space where our collective perceptions are altered.
An Other Animals Production
Choreography and Scenography: Alexandre Morin
Music and Sound Device: Jonathan Goulet
Performers: Myriam Arseneault, Philippe Dépelteau, Sara Hanley, Chéline Lacroix, Mathieu Leroux, Justin De Luna and Charlie Prince
Lighting Design: Karine Gauthier
Dramaturgy: Mathieu Leroux
Costume Design: Jonathan Saucier with research by Angela Rassenti
Scenography Assistance: Jonathan Saucier
Clay Consultant: Pascale Girardin
Production Manager: Florence Cardinal-Tang (supported by Parbleux)
Technical Director: Sophie Robert
Production Assistance: Philippe Dépelteau and Wolfe Girardin
Shows: January 18-20-24-25-26-27 2024
at the Gallery of the MAI, Montréal arts interculturels
Co-presentation with La Chapelle, scènes contemporaines
Residency Partners: Fonderie Darling, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, Maison de la culture Rosemont and la Maison de la culture Maisonneuve.
Plasticity/Desires 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 Danse sur les routes du Québec.