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Clara Furey

In UNARMOURED, Montreal choreographer Clara Furey and her collaborators reclaim eroticism on their own terms, turning the body into a site of cosmic allegiance, sensual and liberated.


In an echoing garden, bodies vibrate to the rhythm of luminous sound waves. Urgent desires are triggered by their peculiar forms. In UNARMOURED, Clara Furey and her collaborators reclaim their right to eroticism on their own terms, the body as a site of cosmic allegiance, sensual and liberated. Joy is pursued without shame.

In a dance both physical and existential, Furey—a choreographer of immense talent blessed with a keen musical ear—constructs a polyphonic architecture of pleasure. Through physical exploration revolving around the properties of water, she fills the stage with the immensity of an inner sea that embraces and gathers what was previously sundered. Emerging from fluid, carnal chaos, UNARMOURED unfolds in waves that evoke the transformative emotional power of the infinite.


Produced by Bent Hollow Cie
Conceived, directed, choreographed and performed by Clara Furey
Performed by and choreographed with Justin De Luna + Be Heintzman Hope + Brian Mendez
Musical composition and live spatialization Twin Rising
Artistic witnesses Bettina Blanc Penther + Aïsha Sasha John
Rehearsal Directors Simon Portigal + Lucie Vigneault
Costume design Be Heintzman Hope
Lighting design Paul Chambers
Lighting design Assistant Jordana Natale
Technical Directors Jenny Huot + Darah Miah
Diffusion A Propic | Line Rousseau + Marion Gauvent + Lara van Lookeren
Executive Producer Parbleux

Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques + Atelier de Paris – CDCN + Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – Direction Maud Le Pladec + Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara Trento + Charleroi-Danse
With the support of Parbleux
Developed with the support of National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund (Ottawa)

Clara Furey is an associate artist at Usine C, part of the 2021-2024 cohort.

Presented in association with Usine C

Premiered at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), on May 22, 2024

Written by Myriam Stéphanie Perraton-Lambert
Translated by David Dalgleish


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Clara Furey (Montreal)
Bent Hollow Compagnie

Earning international recognition since starting out first as an actor and now as a choreographer, Clara Furey has demonstrated a gift for minimalist performances and intimate installations.

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