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MISFIT BLUES

PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER | FORTIER DANSE-CRÉATION

Sublime misfits, Paul-André Fortier and Robin Poitras get wild and silly, appearing in a new light in this bittersweet caricature of the grand human comedy.

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LOVE, CLOWNING AND OTHER SILLY ANTICS
Although they’ve been around awhile, they view intimate relations as an equation with several unknowns, except that today there are no limitations to expressing their enthusiasms and their failings. They love each other, good or bad. They sound each other out, challenge each other, know how to manipulate one another. Thick as thieves, they also get bored, enjoy a good laugh, tread delicately between candour and cruelty. Under the ambiguous gaze of coyotes created by the Amerindian artist Edward Poitras, they present tender, perverse, hilarious characters – angelic tramps straight out of a Beckett play or burlesque cinema. Sublime misfits.

After a successful and brilliant career over the past 40 years, the choreographer Paul-André Fortier pursues in Misfit Blues an adventure that began at the FTA in 2008 with Cabane. In this duo with the incandescent Robin Poitras (Bells, FTA 2013), he appears here in a new light in this bittersweet caricature of the grand human comedy.

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PRODUCED BY FORTIER DANSE-CRÉATION
CHOREOGRAPHED BY PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER
PERFORMED BY PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER + ROBIN POITRAS
ASSISTANT TO CHOREOGRAPHER AND REHEARSAL MISTRESS GINELLE CHAGNON
MUSIC ALEXANDER MACSWEEN
LIGHTING DESIGN JOHN MUNRO
COSTUME DESIGN DENIS LAVOIE
SET DESIGN AND PROPS EDWARD POITRAS

COPRODUCTION FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES + FONDS DE CRÉATION DU RÉSEAU CANDANSE (TORONTO) + CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE (OTTAWA) + BRIAN WEBB DANCE COMPANY (EDMONTON) + CANADA DANCE FESTIVAL (OTTAWA)

PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH AGORA DE LA DANSE

WRITTEN BY FABIENNE CABADO
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RANSLATED BY NEIL KROETSCH

THIS WORK IS DEDICATED TO DENIS LAVOIE

WORLD PREMIÈRE AT FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES, MAY 31, 2014

 

PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER | FORTIER DANSE-CRÉATION (MONTRÉAL)

Taking Risks
The choreographer, dancer and teacher Paul-André Fortier has created some fifty choreographies to date. The recipient of several awards, including the 2012 Governor General’s Award, this pioneer of Quebec contemporary dance is renowned for the rigour and elegance of his style, his interest in personal and social tensions and his taste for constraints and risk, which were particularly apparent in Solo 30X30 (2006) and in the more performative style of his recent works.

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