Exchange, transmission, circulation choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde is an artist who associates friendship and independent thought with theatre and speech, not to mention music and the visual arts. They are the very wind that fills her sails so that her ship can set sail for new horizons. The only thing that interests her is that openness, that receptiveness, that constant free trade in ideas with the other. A subtle alloy of carnal sensuality and graphic purity, her work is very intriguing and touching.
After journeying extensively down Les Chemins de traverse and building bridges between all the arts, for this piece she gave excerpts of her work to four theatre artists — Martine Beaulne, Marie Brassard, Dominique Leduc et Alice Ronfard — so that they could make the piece their own, creating their own work in fact, which the choreographer will then reorchestrate to become Perspectives Montréal. But these four women are not the only artists called on to offer their own perspectives. The painter John Brown and the video artist Martin Lemieux will be echoing this tetralogy with works on the body that are based on video excerpts of the choreographer’s work. Their collective input will give rise to re-creations, repossessions and new perspectives on the work of Isabelle Van Grimde.
CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY
Isabelle Van Grimde
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DIRECTORS
AND VIDEO ARTIST
SOUND DESIGN AND MUSIC
MUSICIANS PERFORMING ON STAGE
Anick La Bissonnière
Festival TransAmériques Schouwburg Arnhem
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
This piece was developed as a creative residency at l’Agora de la danse.