Les corps avalés

2019 | 65 minutes

Choreographer Virginie Brunelle
Dancers Isabelle Arcand, Sophie Breton, Sabrina Dupuis, José Flores, Chi Long, Milan Panet-Gigon, Peter Trosztmer
Musicians Quatuor Molinari – en résidence au Conservatoire de Montréal – Olga Ranzenhofer / violon, Antoine Bareil / violon, Frédéric Lambert / alto, Pierre-Alain Bouvrette / violoncelle
Light Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Costume designer Elen Ewing
Set designer Marilène Bastien  
Sound design Ben Shemie
Dramaturgy advisor Gabriel Charlebois-Plante
Rehearsal director Isabelle Poirier
Technical director François Marçeau
Sound engineer Jean-François Gagnon
Coproducer Danse Danse
Residencies Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Danse à la carte, Département de danse de l’UQAM

Against a backdrop of resilience and hope, Les corps avalés explores power relations, inequalities and social upheaval. Mastering the delicate balance between expressiveness and the vigorous physicality of her choreographic language, Brunelle directs seven dancers in a portrayal of a vulnerable humanity in search of gentleness and community. On stage, the Molinari Quartet delivers a radiant performance of selected pieces from the classical repertoire. The notes perfuse the smallest parts of the performers’ bodies; they animate, amplify, inspire the movement.

Les corps avalés is a work produced with the precious support of Conseil des Arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal

“Through gripping and very physical group numbers, but also through heartfelt and intimate duets, Brunelle composes paintings that often take you to the gut and, despite the harshness of the subject, display a fragile and moving beauty.”

Iris Gagnon-Paradis, La Presse  

“The poetry in Les corps avalés evokes resolutely current issues and announces a masterpiece in the making. Whether you like it or not, Virginie Brunelle’s work remains unmissable because of the richness of what it is composed of and what it evokes.”

Philippe Dépelteau, DF Danse 

“In Les corps avalés, the empty spaces are full. Probably the effect of its bodies that literally seem to experience listening to the music and the resonance in their bodies.”

Enora Rivière, Le Devoir