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Dance

Speed Glue

Simon Grenier-Poirier + Dorian Nuskind-Oder

National ping pong champions play the game not to beat the opponent, but to play. For the beauty of the game. An intriguing ballet where everyone wins.

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Simon Grenier-Poirier (Montreal)

Simon Grenier-Poirier is an interdisciplinary artist who completed his studies in photography at Concordia University in 2013. From 2012 to 2016 he was part of the musical duo Automelodi, which described its music as “impossible folk” and toured Europe.

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Dorian Nuskind-Oder (Montreal)

A Montrealer since 2009, the New York-trained choreographer Dorian Nuskind-Oder has presented performances in diverse venues across Quebec, notably at Tangente, Studio 303 and La Rotonde.

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« En écho au parti pris de l’évènement pour la collaboration et le retrait, Dorian Nuskind-Oder et Simon Grenier-Poirier utilisent le potentiel chorégraphique d’un match de ping pong en invitant deux joueurs professionnels à garder la balle en jeu le plus longtemps possible. La compétition, qui anime autant l’arène parlementaire que l’éternelle joute du capitalisme, cède à l’échange dans une performance sans gagnant. »

Édith Brunette, Esse, 2017

“As balls strike across the board in choreographic placement, as the players’ elbows shift to accommodate the range of attack, as more time passes, we appreciate modulation in stroke, deposition of landing, and rhythm of volley.”

Joseph Henry, Canadianart.ca, 2017-11-14

Playgrounds

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POMPe ReVIVAL

Saturday, June 1, 10 p.m., Headquarters (QG).
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Disco disco

Sunday, June 2, 10 p.m., Headquarters (QG).
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Closing Party

Tuesday, June 4, 10 p.m., Headquarters (QG).
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