A wooden floor, tons of adhesive tape. A playful, poetic act of profound resonance, Fluid Grounds is a landscape where anything is possible.
The body embraces the floor, sketching traces of its movements in an idiosyncratic dance. Placing adhesive tape on varnished wood is a patient, meditative task that results in a web of gestures, glances and reflections. Fluid Grounds renders visible the tracks of a collective memory revealed by bends, curves, circles, shared points of contact. Benoît Lachambre and Sophie Corriveau bewitch the space in this fascinating performance.
Broken lines – caressed, plaited, suspended, stitched together. The adhesive tape on the floor and the walls slowly fuses the territory of bodies that are knitting together memories, catalysts of dance. Reshaped by welcome interactions with the audience, the path created solicits the imagination, creating a rainbow, a colourful sculpture, the souvenir of an encounter. A poetic, playful act with profound resonance, Fluid Grounds reveals a landscape where anything is possible.
Produced by Par B.L.eux + Sophie Corriveau
Direction and visual and kinesthetic conception Benoît Lachambre
Conceived by Sophie Corriveau + Benoît Lachambre + Nancy Tobin
Performed by and created with Marcio Canabarro + Sophie Corriveau + Benoît Lachambre + Anouk Thériault + Nancy Tobin
Sound Design Nancy Tobin
Lighting Design Jean Jauvin
Outside Eyes Martin Bélanger
Artistic Advisors Katya Montaignac + Angélique Willkie
Performers during creative process Simon Portigal + Seckin Cinar
Technical Director Samuel Thériault
Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques + Agora de la danse (Montreal) + Charleroi Danse
Codiffusion Agora de la danse
Written by Elsa Pépin
Translated by Neil Kroetsch
Premiered at Festival TransAmériques, Montreal, June 1, 2018
Benoît Lachambre (Montreal)
A leading dancer of his generation, the choreographer and performer Benoît Lachambre is renowned for his exploratory approach to movement based on a heightened awakening of the senses.
Sophie Corriveau (Montreal)
A dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher, Sophie Corriveau shares with Lachambre an interest in a kinaesthetic, somatic approach to movement, and the pursuit of improvisation and stimulating an awakening of the senses and deep-rooted sensations when creating a dance piece.