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Dog Rising

Clara Furey

Three celestial bodies launched into orbit vibrate in a lascivious and hypnotic ritual. Dog Rising explores the circulation of physical matter and the passage of vibrations through our bodies.


With its celestial bodies launched into orbit, vibrating in a lustful and hypnotic ritual, Dog Rising mirrors the life cycle, the dynamic flow of matter. From primitive impulses to gestures that are at times sexual, at times mechanical, Clara Furey’s new creation comes together like a polyphony of pulsating bodies, in turns dissonant and in unison. The choreographer pursues her exploration of physical phenomena, initiated with Cosmic Love. She turns her attention to the way sound vibrations penetrate the bones, the way our skeletons absorb shocks, and listens closely to the presence of the body as it fully manifests itself.

On stage with Winnie Ho and Be Heintzman Hope, Furey erects an architecture of pleasure. The trio is inhabited and nourished by empathy and acute attention to the energy of the body and to others. Through their tireless movement work, tensions are released in the endless repetition of cyclical gestures. Dog Rising invites us to embark on an extreme journey, a mesmerising, haunting, and penetrating spiral. It is an invitation to grow and regenerate physical strength through shocks and discomfort sublimated into joy, with a musical score by her loyal collaborator Tomas Furey.


Produced by Clara Furey
Choreographed by Clara Furey in association with Be Heintzman Hope + Winnie Ho
Performed by Be Heintzman Hope + Brian Mendez + Winnie Ho
Research Performer and Assistant Brian Mendez
Rehearsal Lucie Vigneault 
Composition Tomas Furey
Technical Director and Lighting Design Karine Gauthier
Words by Coral Short
Outside Eye Peter Jasko + Dana Michel + Caroline Monnet + Christopher Willes
Executive Producer Par B.L.eux
International Development A Propic – Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent

Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques + Atelier de Paris – CDCN + CD Spectacles (Gaspé) + Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – Direction Maud le Pladec + La Briqueterie – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (Vitry-sur-Seine) + La Rotonde (Québec)

Avec le soutien de Par B.L.eux + L’Écart – Art Actuel (Rouyn-Noranda) + Danse à la Carte

Presented in association with Fonds GB

Written by Elsa Pépin
Translated by Luba Markovskaia

Premiered at Festival TransAmériques, Montreal, on May 26, 2021


Mathieu Verreault

Clara Furey (Montreal)
Par B.L.eux

After completing musical training at the Conservatoire de Paris, Clara Furey launched her career as a singer-songwriter.

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