MONTREAL, October 5th, 2018. HOT BODIES — STAND-UP is a live performance for Gerald Kurdian, Trk_x, a sampler and a vocoder. Borrowing to the vocabularies of electronic music concerts, stand-up comedy and documentary photography, it unfolds in seven chants and two danced interludes, his metamorphosis through the encounter of the revolutionary aspects of his sexuality.
Performer, musician, and radio artist Gérald Kurdian studied visual art at the École Nationale d’Arts de Paris-Cergy before pursuing post-graduate studies in choreography at Montpellier’s Ex.e.r.ce 07 – Centre Chorégraphique National under Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy. His off-kilter concerts – Royal Gala (2007), 1999 (2009), 18 Chansons (2010), My first club-song ever(2011), The Magic of Spectacular Theater (2012), La Solidité des choses (2014), TRKTV (2016) – are opportunities for him to explore synergies between the practices of pop music, performance, and documentary theatre.
Performances will be held on Wednesday, October 24th at 9 PM in English and Thursday, October 25th at 8PM in French.
For more information: lachapelle.org/en/hot-bodies-stand-up
Call for participants: lachapelle.org/en/hot-bodies-choeur-appel-a-participation
Presented by La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines,
in partnership with Actoral.Montréal 18
Concept and Performance: Gérald Kurdian
Sound technician: Justine Herbert
Dramaturg: Valérie Castan
Artistic Collaborator: Arantxa Martinez, Lola Rubio
Production Manager: Sarah Parolin
Coproduction: Le CentQuatre / Casa Encendida & CA2M / La Bellone / Reykjavik Dance Festival / Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges / Sophiensaele / Emmetrop and Bandits Mages / Centre Fleury Goutte d’Or Barbara / APAP / Performing Europe.
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