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Derrière le rideau, il fait peut-être nuit

ANNE THÉRIAULT, MARTIN MESSIER

Sound and dance that hit with a sharp punch in this tale of a woman who is a prisoner of the night. A little gem of precision and inventiveness.

Details

Instilling Fear
Role reversal. The emphasis in this performance is not on movement but on sound. It grabs the spectators by the senses, plunging them into the adventure of a woman who is a prisoner of the night. The sound digs in from the ear to the brain, making the blood run cold. Blending the blackness of a space pierced by makeshift lighting, it meticulously cuts a swath through the contours of our imaginations, placed on alert by the strange set. Extreme concentration and suspense. Revealed in all its rustling and shifting, the movement appears through the magnifying glass of the sound, so close that it could be us, our bodies there in the darkness. Watch your step, for Derrière le rideau, il fait peut-être nuit.

Created by the composer-performer Martin Messier and the choreographer-dancer Anne Thériault, this short piece is a little gem of precision and inventiveness that abolishes the distance between audience and performers, highlighting the link between sound and movement in a moving piece.

Credits

CREATED BY 14 LIEUX

DRAMATURGY AND PERFORMANCE BY ANNE THÉRIAULT  COMPOSITION, SOUND DESIGN AND DRAMATURGY MARTIN MESSIER ARTISTIC ADVISOR SIMON-XAVIER LEFEBVRE

PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOCIÉTÉ DES ARTS TECHNOLOGIQUES [SAT]

PREMIÈRED AT FESTIVAL AKOUSMA, CONSERVATOIRE DE MUSIQUE DE MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 2009

WRITTEN BY FABIENNE CABADOTRANSLATED BY NEIL KROETSCH

 

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