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J’ai pleuré avec les chiens [Cancelled]

Daina Ashbee

For her first ensemble piece, the extreme choreographer Daina Ashbee celebrates the female body in a ritual composed of minimalist landscapes.

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Daina Ashbee (Montréal)

Artist, dancer and choreographer, Daina Ashbee stages bodies as though they were veritable monuments: forms and spaces of meditation, memory and resilience.

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“Remarkable […] What impressed most throughout Pour was its sheer generative capacity: that Ashbee’s movements as realized by Culley were trying to invent a new set of gestures.”

Cultmtl.com, 02-05-2019

“Ashbee generates carefully detailed and affectively charged pieces. As bodies reiterate gestures, as sounds are re-emitted, and as trajectories are unapologetically revisited within a single event, Ashbee’s work is unafraid, brutally honest, and unequivocally effective.”

Esse, 13-10-2018

“Creating dance as a medium for eliminating taboos has been cathartic for radical, riveting (…) Daina Ashbee […] This bold, exceptional artist is unafraid of affecting people and, as she says, ‘hitting them in the gut.’”

Dance Magazine, 20-12-2017

“[A] remarkable choreography that challenges and inspires the viewer.”

Alttheatre.ca, 15-04-2018, about Pour